Lorry bans — no solution
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AN APPROACH to the Scottish Office by Lanarkshire towns and villages to have lorries banned from using the A702 EdinburghAbington road has resulted in the Freight Transport Association in Scotland claiming that such a move would create more environmental problems than it would solve.
The environmentalists have expressed concern over the volume of heavy traffic on the route but a report to be discussed by the Association's divisional committees this week, points out that a ban would jeopardize the servicing of agricultural and commercial operations in the vicinity of the route.
It would also add to corn
mercial traffic's urban mileage in Edinburgh and cause an overspill on to adjoining roads even less suited to heavy traffic.