Ask us the £60bn trans­port ques­tion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

Re: ‘Would a new ‘M40’ be worse than HS2?’ Buck­ing­hamshire Ad­ver­tiser, Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 30. THE boss of HS2 asks ‘would a new ‘M40’ be worse than HS2?’

David Hig­gins has not asked us a gen­uine ei­ther-or yes-or-no ques­tion, be­cause the an­swer is that both HS2 and a new mo­tor­way would be worse than what we have now and far worse than any sen­si­ble al­ter­na­tives.

There is no sen­si­ble an­swer to the ques­tion: ‘Do you want an un­nec­es­sary rail­way that would cause en­vi­ron­men­tal dev­as­ta­tion, or an un­nec­es­sary mo­tor­way that would cause en­vi­ron­men­tal dev­as­ta­tion?’

So in­stead of this fake ques­tion, please can we have the chance to give our an­swers to some real ques­tions? Here’s one for starters. If we had £60bil­lion to spend on fair and sus­tain­able trans­port, what would we do with it?

ROWAN ADAMS Amer­sham Road


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