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Remove guidance and funding for temporary traffic measures that cause congestion

Submitted by David Tarsh on Thursday 24th September 2020

Published on Thursday 8th October 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 8th April 2021

Current Signatures: 22,302
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Petition Action

Remove guidance and funding for temporary traffic measures that cause congestion

Petition Details

Road closures, ‘school streets’ and new cycle lanes are creating severe congestion, long traffic delays and severe frustration across the country. Although well intentioned, the experiment has failed. Government guidance supporting such measures, and funds for them, should be withdrawn immediately.

Additional Information

Many councils have introduced schemes touted as encouraging walking and cycling, but their real impact is gridlock. They've been built without proper consultation, illegitimately justified by the Covid crisis and backed by central government direction and finance.

Congestion and pollution have increased, people are inconvenienced, local businesses have lost trade and lives jeopardised with emergency vehicles stuck in traffic. Cycle tracks are often empty, while the roads alongside are jammed.


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