05 Apr '18, 10pm

National Parks... or National Car Parks?

National Parks... or National Car Parks?

"Spring is here and soon picture-postcard villages, stately homes and national parks will be clogged with cars again. We've become so used to it, we don our virtual blinkers to block out the noise and clutter of traffic and forget how much better it could be. In Frome, where I live, once a month the main street is taken over by an arty market and the town is filled with the sounds of people and music instead of traffic – it's a transformation. The irony is that as we escape to the country in our cars we collectively erode the beauty and tranquillity we've come to enjoy. Leisure traffic is increasing by 1% every year and, with it, CO2 emissions, air pollution, noise, visual clutter and road kill. In surveys, traffic noise repeatedly comes out as the number one thing impacting on enjoyment of the countryside, for both locals and visitors. There is another compelling reason f...

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