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RENEWED PRESSURE TO SWITCH FROM CARS

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The government is to review ways of persuading people to switch from driving their cars to making greater use of pu...
The government is to review ways of persuading people to switch from driving their cars to making greater use of public transport, transport secretary George Young said, reported the Financial Times [Nov 25, p6].

He told a conference organised by the Observer and the Town and Country Planning Association that the clear message from the public transport debate launched last December was that large-scale road-building programmes were no longer acceptable and more attention should be paid to public transport.

This represents a further move by the department of transport away from the policy of building more roads which prevailed in the early 1990s.

'There is considerable pressure to give higher priority to public transport', said Sir George.

'It is a strong message and one that we as politicians have to listen to'.
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