June 7, 2008

Britain’s roads no better than in Roman times

Britain’s Road have seen little improvements since Roman times according to a new RAC Foundation paper, which warns the lack of investment in transport infrastructure could prove detrimental for all UK road users.
The report, entitled What Went Wrong? British Highway Development before the Motorways points out that it took the Government 100 years to take responsibility for main roads following the decline of the turnpike system in the mid-nineteenth century, and that Britain may face the same economic problems if the Government fails to implement a long-term management plan.
While the idea of road tools remains unpopular, the paper states that roads will not improve without funding and road users charging may be an invaluable way to ensure roads are maintained to the best quality.

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