CBT: Select Committee reports throw Government roads policy into disarray

Campaign for Better Transport has responded to the publication of two reports by the House of Commons Transport Select Committee.

Sian Berry, Roads Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport said “The Select Committee has comprehensively rubbished nearly every aspect of the Government’s flagship roads policy. Importantly, the MPs have condemned the Department for Transport’s traffic forecasts, which are being used to justify £28bn of road-building plans. It has shown them up as both consistently and dramatically inaccurate, and as a flimsy basis for a national transport policy. The Committee’s report shows Government must stop making plans for big new trunk roads across the countryside and go back to the drawing board. We urgently need to replace the dash for tarmac with coordinated decisions bringing together road, rail and local transport.” CBT 7th May 2014 Read more here