Regarding your Comment (NCE 20 January) - well said. The anti-road so-called 'environmentalists' seem to ignore the beneficial 'double whammy' effect which a bypass can provide.
The reduced congestion, noise and pollution results in an improved urban environment for both inhabitants and visitors. At the same time there is less overall pollution of the environment due to the elimination of a lot of 'stopstart' driving.
As you say, this does not solve the long-term problem.
We must cut down our reliance on the car, and for this it is essential to have a comprehensive, reliable and affordable public transport system that is convenient for everybody to use. When will politicians turn their fine words into actions?
If the predictions of the Horizon programme are anything like true, it will be no use enhancing the Thames Barrier. Before long the only solution will be to abandon London altogether.
Ken Head, ken@headology. co. uk