Bypasses don’t cut traffic

The BBC reports that three major bypasses, including one in Polegate, have failed to reduce traffic by the amount planned for. All three have now reached the traffic levels predicted for 2010.

Meanwhile, in a distant country with a sensible transport policy, the reopening of the five-station Larkhall railway line in Scotland has exceeded its own estimates, carrying 38% more passengers than predicted in the first six months.