New traffic reduction Bill makes headway in Commons

A Private Member's Bill to require the Government to introduce national road traffic reduction targets or equivalent measures received its second reading in the House of Commons on 30 January and now has a good chance of becoming law.

Drafted by Plaid Cymru, the Green Party and Friends of the Earth (FoE), the Road Traffic Reduction (United Kingdom Targets) Bill was introduced by Cynog Dafis, Plaid Cymru MP for Ceredigion, and is backed by 425 MPs. The Bill builds on the Road Traffic Reduction Act 1997, which obliges local authorities to prepare plans setting targets for reducing traffic or its rate of growth (ENDS Report 265, p 29&nbs

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