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Car use in decline, so why build more roads? Read our response to @DfTstats National Travel Survey

The National Travel Survey is a household survey of personal travel by residents of England travelling within Great Britain Bridget Fox, Sustainable Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport, said: “The National Travel Survey shows that a growing population and increased economic activity does not depend on private car use. Britain is on the move - but not always on four wheels. "As car use continues to fall, the Government continues to plough on with a huge £23bn road building programme which should be reassessed against this trend. Rather than throwing money at new roads the Government could better spend it on maintaining existing infrastructure, including a pothole repair backlog coming in at over £10bn. “The Government should also focus on helping all sections of society get around more easily. This means investing in better public transport, walking and cycl...

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