Why is there no significant effort going into reducing the demand for travel? If the government was to give tax breaks to supermarkets, offices, factories and cinemas etc, below a certain size this would lead to a wider distribution of traffic generators and hence a reduction in the number of trips, as well as improving the life of people without access to a car.
For instance, in these days of effortless communications, wouldn't the employees of Vodaphone, who have recently announced plans for a giant new office adjacent to the Newbury bypass, have been better served by a number of smaller centres close to the centres of population? Think of the trips that could be saved.
Brian Masters (M), 39 Baffins Road, Copnor, Portsmouth