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Campaigners respond to Government’s South West road development plans

20 October 2016

Campaign for Better Transport has reacted to today’s announcement by the Government of its plans for road developments across South West England.

Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, has said that up to £20 million will be invested in road development schemes to the M4 and M5/A3O.

Bridget Fox, Sustainable Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport said:

“While we welcome new homes and jobs the Government must have a more balanced package of public transport, walking and cycling routes and not just lots of expensive new roads. 

“People need real choice in how they travel, and communities need to be liberated from the damaging effects of ever growing traffic levels causing more congestion and environmental damage.

“Also, with a £12 billion backlog in funding for potholes more money needs to be spent on local road maintenance not just road building.”

ENDS

For further information please contact Richard Watkins, Press Officer, at Campaign for Better Transport on 020 7566 6494 / 07984 773468  richard.watkins@bettertransport.org.uk

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