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Stop assuming that everyone likes cycling and build decent roads instead

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Published on Sunday 7th August 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Tuesday 7th August 2012

Signatures: 8

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Stop assuming that everyone likes cycling and build decent roads instead

Additional Information

Large scale building of decent roads has not occurred since the 1970s. In the last decade, road design has focused on squeezing in cycle and bus lanes into roads at the expense of cars.

We believe this is wrong, as most people prefer driving for rational enough reasons. In the future, cars may not be anywhere near as polluting or dangerous as they are now, so to devoid the country of infrastructure now is short sighted. It is also the cause of much economic inefficiency.

Planners of the 1970s were right to build dual carriageways, flyovers and pedestrian underpasses instead of an inefficient mixture of traffic lights and cycle lanes. We would like a return to building roads that are designed for cars like this, and with the government to focus on how to make such utilitarian structures more visually appealing rather than abolish them altogether.


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