The report forms the text of the Council for the Protection of Rural England's (GPRE) evidence to the Armitage inquiry into lorries, people and the environment. The inquiry was to consider the causes and consequences of the growth in the movement of freight by road and its environmental impact. It was also to report on how to ensure that future development serves the public interest. While the cpre accepts the case for upgrading roads, the extent to which these improvements should be made is debated. The paper indicates means which will reduce the environmental effects of heavy lorries such as incentives to use smaller vehicles and policies requiring British Rail to take more traffic. It is concluded that a multiple approach is required to bring about a change in the present environmentally unacceptable transport methods. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Council for the protection of Rural England

    4 Hobart Place
    London,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM