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England's top traffic towns revealed

The 10 places in England where traffic has grown fastest over the last 10 years were this week listed by the Campaign for Better Transport (CfBT).

The group, formerly known as Transport 2000, listed Doncaster in Yorkshire (29%), South Gloucestershire (27%) and North Somerset (25%) as the three places where traffic has risen the most.

“We can’t go on like this – traffic is destroying our communities, our health and our environment. The Government must stop catering for all this traffic and instead give people and businesses good alternatives to driving," said CfBT executive director Stephen Joseph.

"The Campaign for Better Transport will continue the organisation’s long-standing role of coming up with practical solutions to transport problems.”

CfBT urged the government to put in place its six point plan to tackle traffic growth: improve public transport, encourage people to change their travel patterns, ensure new housing developments have good public transport provision, invest in rail freight, do more to promote walking and cycling; cut road building and introduce road pricing.

The places where traffic has grown the most are:

- Doncaster: 29%
- South Gloucestershire: 27%
- North Somerset: 25%;
- Barnsley: 24%
- Northamptonshire: 24%
- West Berkshire: 24%
- Bury: 23%
- Cornwall: 22%
- Durham: 22%
- North Lincolnshire: 22%

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