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Travel sense

Letters to the Editor

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

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