Calls for a new bypass to tackle A27 congestion lack imagination and foresight.
With the amount of housing development taking place in this region, trying to cope with increased traffic by building more trunk roads or ‘improving’ existing ones will only lead to more gridlock in towns. Never mind getting along the A27 - you won’t be able to get past the junction at the end of your street!
We need much smarter thinking than just calling for more tarmac. What is clearly required is a strategy for reducing car usage, and such behavioural change can only happen if we develop far-reaching, easy-to-use and economical integrated transport systems.
Martin Allen’s suggestion of trams could well be part of the solution - along with a host of other imaginative measures to bring the movement of human beings into the 21st Century.
Increasing road capacity with bypasses etc helped when traffic levels were as they were decades ago, but the levels today are way beyond this simplistic solution, and still pursuing such measures now will condemn our grandchildren to a nightmare scenario that they will certainly not thank us for.
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be among the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage at www.worthingherald.co.uk/
2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Worthing.news
3) Follow us on Twitter @Worthing_Herald
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
The Worthing Herald - always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.