Thursday, September 16, 2010
Can’t build houses because roads would clog up, can’t build roads because green
A traffic expert employed by Oxford City Council says the authorityâ€™s plans for thousands of new homes would compound Oxfordâ€™s congestion. Even with no development at all, city traffic would increase 51% by 2026. He added: â€œThe core strategy, in my view, does not provide demonstrable evidence that the development proposed can be achieved without substantially worsening conditions.â€ The inquiry heard Government investment in Oxfordâ€™s road network was now in doubt due to public spending cuts.