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Debate Traffic congestion

Measures such as teleworking, company travel plans and safe routes to school schemes are claimed to cut traffic congestion. Halcrow says they would cut traffic by only 4%-8%, while consultant Eco-Logica puts the figure at up to 18%. This week we ask: Is the impact of soft engineering on traffic levels exaggerated in the government's multi modal studies?

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