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Letter: Keep the Highways Flowing

Published on: 12 Aug, 2023
Updated on: 12 Aug, 2023

Image of London Road taken in August 2022. Google Street View.

From: Roger Kendall

In response to: Most Arguments Against London Road Improvements Are Nonsense

The roads are not only used for getting to school or work, they are used for business, deliveries, maintenance people, builders and so on.

They support a constant flow of commerce where a bike just won’t do.

We need to keep our roads efficient. Build cycle lanes and routes by all means (widen Stoke Park paths) but keep the highways flowing, they are the arteries of business.

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Responses to Letter: Keep the Highways Flowing

  1. Sam Peters Reply

    August 14, 2023 at 9:02 am

    I fully agree. Anything that helps reduce traffic and congestion will be good for those businesses, deliveries, maintenance people, builders and any other drivers too – not just so that they can get to their destinations quicker, but also in all the other ways mentioned, from cleaner air to the reduced societal costs incurred when more people are enabled to walk and cycle.

    Given that several thousand journeys per day along this road are almost certainly done just to take children to school, enabling many of these children to safely cycle instead would be a great way to reduce this congestion.

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