More and more cars!

The ‘Local Plan’ with its unsustainable housing targets will have quite an impact on car numbers on our roads. Aspirations of more people cycling to work, to shop or anything else are just that aspirations!

Lets look at the figures:

Houses Cars
Camborne and Redruth 5200 7000
Newquay 4400 5900
St Austell 4100 5500
Truro 3900 5300
Bodmin 3100 4200
Falmouth & Penryn 2800 3800
Penzance 2150 2900

In all the ‘Local Plan’ calls for 52,000 extra houses thats 70,000 extra cars on the roads.

Tweaking of existing roads and dualling of the A30 will not deal with the extra traffic.
Continously repeating the joys of cycling will not reduce car use.

Cornwall is set to become an unsustainable region with negative impacts on the environment and human health.


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