More roads please!
There was a fashion a few years ago that said that every time we build a new road, "it just fills up with cars", the implication being that building roads was not the answer. Well, that is complete bull. Obviously, if we build new roads there will come a time where there is little or no congestion.
The government robs us blind, with an 80% tax on petrol/diesel, the road fund licence, and traffic camera fines etc., and then spends the money on public enquiries and fact finding missions (banquets and holidays), as well as bombing the shit out of Afghani’s and Iraqi’s etc.
Meanwhile, despite what people are led to believe, there is plenty of room for new roads. Whether they are built by the state or private industry is irrelevant, (except that private industry would do it cost effectively). The reason it is not happening, is that the government also controls the planning laws and restricts new road building, presumably for their own controlling reasons.
For the pinko/greens amongst us, the real problem with personal transport from an environment standpoint is the type of fuel being used, which leads to pollution, not the amount of vehicles.
Socialists want equality, yes, but surely they want us to be equally prosperous, not equally destitute, no one would advocate a return to mediaeval times where the only people who travelled, were the extremely wealthy.
There can be no doubt that the answer to the problem of congestion, is building new roads, anyone who says anything else has an alternative “Orwellian” agenda.
Actually the same thing can be said of housing and house prices, if planning restrictions were removed in exchange for strict rules regarding construction methods (ie no shanty’s), there would be houses for everyone and reasonable prices too.
I just do not understand why we let these government people away with this sh*te, they are no better than the mafia.