16 May 2017
Responding to the announcement by the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling MP, that the Government will spend £3 million on a survey into the plausibility of a new A27 north of the railway between Lewes and Polegate, Chris Todd from Campaign for Better Transport, said:
"The seductive idea that a big new road will solve congestion on the A27 is just wrong. It will simply generate more traffic and add to jams on the local roads, while damaging the environment. The claims being made about it boosting the local economy are pie in the sky and without any foundation whatsoever. The money would be far better invested in improving the lives for local people by giving them real choice in how they get around, including providing genuine alternatives to car travel."
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Notes to Editors
- Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).