Thursday, 8 October 2015

Wrong headed road building

Roads are essential to connect communities and enable us to travel from place to place. However they need to be sited sensitively to avoid destroying wildlife rich areas. Here are just three road building plans that to me seem wrong headed:

A motorway across the Gwent levels in south Wales - read Julian Hoffman's beautiful article about the nature of the Gwent levels to understand exactly why this place should remain an area of natural beauty and not be destroyed for the sake of a motorway. After reading that article, please consider joining the campaign against the building of this unnecessary motorway.

The Goyt valley near Stockport in the north of England is threatened with the building of a bypass - this would destroy areas of historical interest as well as areas of greenbelt land. At the same time there would be no guarantee that it would reduce traffic congestion, in fact as is often the case it would likely increase traffic related problems.

One of the ways we could help save the last 100 remaining Sumatran rhinos is by ending all proposals to build roads in their remaining habitat.


A Cuban In London said...

I'm with you on this. Agree 100%. Sometimes human convenience comes before nature. Sad.

Greetings from London.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

The concept of public transport investment really escapes this government, they'd rather pander to all the wannabe Clarkson's in Audis

Bob Bushell said...

Really true CGP.

Gerald (SK14) said...

I wasn't aware the plans for the former A6(M) at Bredbury (just down the road from us) were being revived - thanks for the alert.

RG said...

Save land! Pavement is forever.

Pietro Brosio said...

That's right! We ought to appreciate and keep with great care the natural beauty and the areas of historical interest!