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The road ahead is a costly one

I see that plans are afoot to waste £100m on flyovers and underpasses for the Westlink in Belfast (News, June 1).

Northern Ireland is far too dependent on private cars for transport.

Why not build a high-speed overhead light railway like Berlin?

Trying to get to airports other than by car in Northern Ireland is difficult. Why not open the link to Aldergrove?

I can't see this new plan as cost-effective. Build more roads and they just fill up with cars.

A light railway option would also contribute to cutting oil imports and reduce Northern Ireland's huge carbon footprint.

With this plan, poor England will be footing the bill once again.

JOHN COLLINS

Harlow, Essex

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