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In the wrong lane


The recommendation to widen key sections of our motorway network to 14 lanes is as preposterous as it is unlikely.

Strategic planning of our national highway system and implementation of improvements has been grossly neglected by successive governments for many years and fails consistently to identify the reason for congestion on our major roads.

Improvement of public transport, while commendable, serves only to facilitate travel in and out of, and between conurbations, but will never become a substitute for an advanced highway network.

Please let us have sensible strategic thought and rapid action to achieve high standard alternative routes to relieve our motorways.

Alan Braund (M), alan. braund @fairfordsite. com

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