Stop obsessing about planes and trains, and start using roads better | Simon Jenkins

Stop obsessing about planes and trains, and start using roads better | Simon Jenkins
Ministers are dazzled by the idea of a third Heathrow runway and HS2. If only they were as excited about car travel

Infrastructure is the new kale. It is the latest fad on the block. Every politician wants more of it. To Labour and Tory, TUC and CBI, infrastructure is the acceptable face of borrowing and spending. All will be well if we just pour billions into concrete. But for what?

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I am told that half the trucks on the M1 are empty, just returning to base. Most cars and vans carry one person

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Source: Guardian Transport

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