Letter: Too much traffic

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Sir: Your leading article ("Take a new route with the old car problem", 31 May) is right to point out that we need more than "awareness raising" to deal with the many problems associated with increasing traffic.

One of the most fundamental ways to do this is to tackle traffic growth itself. Later this summer a Private Members' Bill - drafted by Friends of the Earth, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party - will be introduced to Parliament by Cynog Dafis MP. The Bill sets national targets for reducing traffic: a 5 per cent reduction by 2005 and 10 per cent by 2010, based on 1990 figures. The Bill already has the support of a considerable number of MPs from all parties.

We very much hope that the Government - and indeed all MPs - will support this vital Bill which will tackle the very root of the problem: too much traffic.


Campaigns Director Friends of the Earth

London N1