Experts says Britain is heading for gridlock with vocal minority nixing schemes to reduce motor traffic | road.cc
Motor traffic already back to pre-lockdown levels despite huge percentage of people still working from home
A series of road transport experts has this week predicted precisely what the government fears – that the nation is heading for gridlock as people continue to shun public transport in favour of cars. The warning comes as many local authorities scrap emergency active travel schemes in response to opposition from a vocal minority.
While the prospect of a second national lockdown currently looms large, Rachel Aldred, Professor of Transport at the University of Westminster, has predicted that ultimately up to 2.7m more people who had previously commuted by public transport could switch to travelling by car when measures are eventually lifted.