22 September 2016
Campaign for Better Transport is refusing to back any of the options put forward by Highways England to upgrade the A27 bypass around Chichester.
The group believes that the current options would all be highly damaging to the environment, increase traffic and congestion along the south coast and that little or no thought has been given to walking, cycling and public transport improvements as an alternative. In opposing all the options, Campaign for Better Transport is also not advocating a northern bypass, which would cause considerable harm to the South Downs National Park.
Chris Todd, Roads Campaigner for Campaign for Better Transport, said: “Highways England has given us little choice but to reject all its options. They are suggesting spending hundreds of millions of pounds just to shave a few minutes off people’s journeys and in the process causing a huge amount of damage. We need to find better and more joined up solutions to address people’s everyday transport needs.”
For further information please contact Chris Todd, Roads Campaigner on 07889 302 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors
1. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).
2. The consultation on Highways England’s five options ends at midnight tonight, 22nd September 2016. Details can be found here.