HEREFORDSHIRE Council plans a road linking the A49 from the Rotherwas link roundabout to the A465 for which it has now applied for planning permission. We believe the council’s entire transport strategy is very damaging to our economy, environment and health. They have ignored the requirement to attempt sustainable transport alternatives first – which we think would actually reduce congestion much more effectively anyway.
For example, the map below shows the effect of term time school traffic. If this were addressed we could solve our congestion problems, protect our countryside, have fitter, happier and healthier children – and at a fraction of the cost to taxpayers. Perhaps then we could keep our libraries and rural schools open too.
The map below shows the effect on other roads of building the SLR. You may notice it actually makes things more congested for lots of people.