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Why tolerate Tarmac-geddon within the countryside? | Patrick Barkham

The Arundel bypass exhibits the folly of our car-crazed tradition. Are we ready to sacrifice the pure wealth of a nationwide park to shave 10 minutes off a journey?

Like most motorists passing the West Sussex city of Arundel, I spent a while final week in a jam at Crossbush, probably the most weird street junctions ever. A toddler may design a greater manner of shifting site visitors into the single-carriageway A27.

I then spent a number of hours within the countryside that grown-ups hope will alleviate this jam. Highways England proposes constructing a twin carriageway via a panorama crammed with bluebells, orchids, historic hedgerows, a pond the place a thousand toads collect in spring, and historical timber the place 13 of Britain’s 17 breeding bat species fly.

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