Make public transport integral, says Campaign
Campaign for Better Transport says the Government’s house building and development plans will create gridlock on the road network unless more is done to make public transport integral to new developments. In a letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, CfBT Chief Executive, Stephen Joseph, says that without stronger planning policies supporting development based on public transport, new housing, retail and office developments risk clogging the roads and push people into having to drive everywhere. The Campaign is encouraging land use planning and transport policies that support public transport, walking and cycling to promote development that generates less traffic while helping the economy, the environment and public health. New research published in ‘Getting there: How sustainable transport can support new development’ details a range of projects across the country which have successfully combined these objectives.