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Sticks are there - but what about the carrots?

GREEN travel plans by employers, teleworking, home deliveries from shops and car clubs supported by Government action and funding are vital if Britain is to rid itself of traffic congestion, according to Transport 2000.

The pressure group has unveiled a total of 24 ideas to improve alternatives to the car and civilise streets which also includes a national superbus network, a national public transport discount card, a re-opening of rail lines closed under the Beeching axe, 20mph speed zones and a national train-taxi scheme.

Backing the principles expressed in the integrated transport policy white paper, Transport 2000 executive director Stephen Joseph said: 'We have to cut traffic; we can't go on building more and more roads and car parks for more and more cars. But we have to make real, quick and perceptible improvements to alternatives to car and lorry travel and to the conditions on our streets if traffic reduction is to be acceptable.'

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