Traffic problems 'destructive' to any hope of town renewal - The Evesham Observer

Traffic problems 'destructive' to any hope of town renewal

Evesham Editorial 10th Dec, 2020   0

A LEADING Liberal Democrat has waded into the town’s traffic woes and the damage congestion is doing to the environment.

David Qualye, chairman of the party locally, revealed his candidacy for the Evesham North West ward at May’s county elections with a withering attack on the traffic problem in the town.

As well being costly to business, Mr Quayle said the ongoing problems were ‘destructive’ for any renewal plans for the town.

“We build more and more houses without doing anything to improve our road network or indeed any other essential services,” he said.

“Our town has two bridges, one of which is one way only, and so we have a complete bottleneck which creates long jams of idling cars as they slowly pass through town.

“I am a green liberal democrat, a registered nurse of 30 years’ experience. Would any of you sit your child next to an idling lorry for a few hours and suggest they breath from the exhaust pipe?

“This is in effect what we may be doing in failing to keep traffic flowing through our town.

“Environmentalism is at the heart of Liberal democrat policy, as is the absolute knowledge that without a clean and healthy environment, human health cannot exist.

“If we keep on doing what we’ve always done, we’ll always get the same outcomes and so it’s time for change – vote Liberal Democrat to save our environment,” he added.

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