I am afraid Dr Tony Whitbread is living in the past (‘Building new roads will not solve A27 problems’, Herald, July 17).
To say ‘we have to work out how we can access what we need without travel’ is the most ludicrous and naive statement I have read in years.
There is an enormous amount of open land and countryside in Sussex, most of which is not accessed by public transport. My wife and I are both retired and are members of the National Trust, English Heritage and the RSPB. We enjoy days out to the Arundel Wetlands Centre, Pagham Harbour, Chichester Harbour, Selsey, Poole Harbour and Portsmouth Harbour – all accessed from the A27. And what about east to Brighton, Lewes and Eastbourne, all accessed from the A27?
We support the countryside and wildlife and we enjoy living here – but without a car, we wouldn’t be able to go to these places.
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