An account is given of the decision taken by Cornwall County Council's transport committee to reject all the road building plans recommended in a study by Mott McDonald. Truro in particular is examined where traffic on the narrow streets is threatening to strangle the city. Proposals have included a bypass to the south with a 400 m long bridge. Conservationists have objected to this as well as to the building of a dual carriageway through Sites of Special Scientific Interest and other conservation areas to link Truro and Falmouth. Councillors consider the increased traffic flows predicted to be excessive and feel that there will in the future be a curb on the use of the motor car. Eight action groups were set up to discredit the plans including the Truro Transportation Action Group which has suggested dualling the railway line to increase the number of sprinter trains used, improving public transport, the use of park and ride schemes and increased traffic management. Councillors are now planning to improve existing corridors and have suggested that car parking, further pedestrianisation, public transport and traffic management be examined in Truro.

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    Reed Business Information, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Webb, C
  • Publication Date: 1990-3-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 10-12
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 173
    • Issue Number: 5085
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00606929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM