Letter: Make me green, but not yet

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GEOFFREY Lean reports that the Government is at last going to abandon massive road-building ("Tories ditch the car economy", 21 January).

I have been in the Archway Motorway protest since 1969 and in all those 27 years I have been assured a new wind is blowing through the Department of Transport. But every year has ended with more roads built, more cars on those roads, more subsidised company cars, less trains and buses, and fare rises well above the rate of inflation.

St Augustine prayed: "Make me chaste Lord, but not yet." The department is always on the point of becoming green - but first let it build a few more roads.

George Stern

London N6