The Royal Commission on Pollution: How it could affect you

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By the year 2005, the report envisages that: It will cost about pounds 60 to fill the tank of a medium-sized car.

The proportion of journeys by public transport will have risen from 12 per cent to 30.

Company cars will be out - tramways, urban cycleways and buses powered by natural gas will be in.

The air will be sweeter, with pollution never breaching WHO guidelines.

The motorway and trunk road network will be little changed from today's, due to big cuts in road building.

The car you drive, and the road beneath it, will have a much higher recycled content.

Air travel to nearby European cities will have been largely replaced by the train.