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Congestion, 'battle that every company has to fight'

COMPANIES across Britain have been urged to take up the battle against road congestion by European Union Transport Commissioner Neil Kinnock. The former Labour Party leader said: 'The only serious anti-car policy is to do nothing about the current conditions. If we do nothing, we will soon be able to buy cars but will not be able to use them.'

Kinnock, recently promoted to become one of two vice-presidents of the EC in the new Commission from September, was speaking at the opening of a 3,000sq m extension to the RAC's Supercentre at Bescot, on the M6. He told FNN: 'Everyone must look at using alternatives to the car. Cars are best for flexibility but other forms of transport are available for repetitive journeys and moving freight.

'Any intelligent organisation strongly concerned with road transport and its well-being should be engaged in the wider transport debate. It is the central determining issue of the stability of our economies and the sustainability of our environment. Changes are taking place and the crisis of congestion is pushing transport at rocket speed up the political agenda.'

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