Roads: less traffic predicted on poorer roads

Both articles in today’s Times (pay wall)

“Billions of pounds spent upgrading motorways and roads may be a waste of money because traffic levels are expected to fall, ministers have been told.

A study said that people were travelling “less often and less far” by car because of the rise of internet shopping, Netflix and flexible working. …”

and

“The condition of Britain’s roads is turning into a “national emergency”, with rising numbers of cyclists seriously injured and cars damaged.

Research published today by the AA found that almost nine in ten drivers say that roads have deteriorated in the past decade. In the past year the number of motorists describing the state of local roads as “poor” has risen by a quarter.” …

Pays yer money, don”t get yer choice!