30 Mar '16, 1pm

See our objection to the proposed Lower Thames Crossing | Campaign For Better Transport

Thank you for taking part - the consultation is now closed. You can view our response here . Increasing capacity at Dartford is unsustainable, given the dreadful air and noise pollution problems already occurring daily. Yet a new road elsewhere would simply redistribute traffic rather than solving the problem – the project traffic reduction at Dartford is just 14% - at serious environmental and financial cost. And that’s without the known phenomenon of induced traffic – as already seen at Dartford. To quote Highways England, “Analysis of traffic data shows that traffic demand at Dartford has responded in step with capacity; such that whenever new capacity has been provided, it has filled up and created the need for more capacity. This has been a recurring pattern since the second tunnel was opened at Dartford in 1980 and then the QEII Bridge in 1991. Today there is insuffi...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blog/roads/lower-thames...

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