Blueprint for cutting traffic

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The pressure group Transport 2000 launches its alternative national roads policy today, to coincide with the Government's own review of the roads programme.

Transport 2000 says the first step is to develop policies for cutting road traffic, by discouraging car use and planning new developments so that people can get to them without a car.

In the short term, lower speed limits with tough enforcement, traffic calming and lorry bans are all needed, it says. Roads must no longer be planned in isolation, or in a piecemeal fashion.

Improving or installing other transport options such as railways should always be considered at the same time, it argues