New roads in England create more traffic, rural campaigners claim
Campaign to Protect Rural England calls for halt to expansion in roadbuilding after study shows traffic actually increased faster in areas with new roads
New roads built in England have almost all failed to either relieve congestion or boost local economies, according to what campaigners claim is the biggest ever independent review of completed schemes.
A study of 86 road schemes commissioned by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) found most roads increased traffic while destroying the countryside.
Source: Guardian Transport