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The End of the Road? New CPRE report on road-building

A new CPRE report reveals that road-building is failing to provide the congestion relief and economic boost promised, while devastating the environment. The report directly challenges government claims that:

  • ‘the economic gains from road investment are beyond doubt’
  • that road-building will lead to ‘mile a minute’ journeys
  • that the impact on the environment will be limited ‘as far as possible’.

The report shows how road building over the past two decades has repeatedly failed to live up to similar aims.

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