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Road spending is not so wise

Published 14/12/2009

The North has an energy-intensive, private car-based transport system 99% dependent on imported oil.

Current and proposed improvements to to the strategic road network reinforce this dependency.

The International Energy Authority says that global oil supply will contract by 2020 and fuel prices rocket upwards.

Is it wise that spending on Northern Ireland's roads consistently now and in the future dwarfs spending on public and sustainable transport?

TOM McCLELLAND

CTC Right to Ride representative

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