A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Road Improvement scheme

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A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Road Improvement scheme

Received 10 June 2021
From Richard Hawker

Representation

I am very concerned that this project is in direct contravention of the government's stated policy aim of encouraging modal shift to public transport, and away from a car-based transport system. The building of this road, which I use on occasion (before lockdown) to visit my relations in Birmingham and Reading seems unnecessary anyway, as it is of an adequate standard for the traffic. I am also concerned that the building and operation of the road will inevitably increase carbon emissions, again in contravention of the government's stated aim of carbon reduction. Alternatives of improving rail (passenger and freight) and bus services could be looked at in greater detail.