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Rural traffic set to triple

22nd August 1996
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Page 7, 22nd August 1996 — Rural traffic set to triple
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• Country lanes will become seriously clogged with congestion within 30 years, with hauliers witnessing a tripling of rural traffic in many counties, say environmentalists.

The Council for the Protection of Rural England says that by 2025 there will be a vehicle passing every 15 seconds in the lousiest counties.

Agricultural and quarrying areas including Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Surrey, E and W Sussex, Avon and Dorset will see more than 1,850 vehicles a day on their nonbuilt up C and unclassified roads, the CPRE says. Other counties where traffic will triple include Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire and Cleveland.

The pressure group is calling for measures to stop lorries rat-running through country lanes.

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