Saturday, September 25, 1999 Published at 02:49 GMT 03:49 UK
Ministers urged to speed up transport reform
Reduce dependence on the car, urges the environment lobby
Environment and road safety groups have accused the government of not moving quickly enough on transport issues for fear of upsetting motorists.
They say congestion and poor public transport have become an Achilles heel for the government.
The groups, including Transport 2000 and Friends of the Earth, say a 20mph speed limit in urban areas, a full network of bus lanes and a national public transport ticket could all be introduced quickly
They also want more cycle lanes and more pedestrian crossings.
Such changes would reduce car dependence, the groups say.
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