We're back to where we were in the late 80s. More roads don't solve traffic problems, they only create worse ones.
Yep. And based on DfTs transport models we're driving more and plan to drive more while we're cycling and walk less. Computer says . . Build
More road-building nonsense:
When will we ever learn?
Looks like the plan's much larger than that: https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/mayor-calls-for-new-road-improvement-measures
Yes, that's all been expected for a while (from the Roads Task Force's silly nonsense).
It's deeply illogical and wrong.
A horrible tragedy during the building of a 'flyover' in Kolkata:
It's so sad that people in so many places still believe that increasing road capacity is a suitable answer, but even worse that such poor engineering standards are then observed.
Just in case anyone's in doubt as to how bonkers the urban motorway plans for London really were:
Good article that makes this quite accessible, I think.
To its credit, the population of London has always been solidly against this sort of thing, which is why fortunately little of it has happened. Still too much, mind, and large-scale projects such as rebuilding London where the A40 Westway currently stands remain to be tackled, hopefully without any bonkers 'replacement' roads like ones in tunnels.
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