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New motorway schemes fail to address threat to air quality

8 July 2014
Campaigners comment as go-ahead is announced for construction on M1 and M3.

Campaign for Better Transport calls on the Government to put public health before motorists' speed and commit to real action which protects the air quality around sections of the M1 and M3 targeted for expansion. 

James MacColl, Head of Campaigns, said
"Opening the hard shoulder to more traffic risks worse air quality for communities living near these busy motorways. Government should be taking decisive action on this now, instead of postponing the decision until after the General Election. It remains difficult to envisage how they will do this without reducing speed limits."