Examination of Witnesses (Questions 820
WEDNESDAY 16 JANUARY 2002
MP AND SIR
820. If we really made a difference on urban
regeneration might it not be true that people would need to travel
rather less and that might be as good a solution to some of the
transport problems as making it easier for people to commute long
(Mr Byers) That might be an outcome, that is true.
One of the reasons why we have enormous pressure on our transport
system is we have one million more people in work than we had
in April 1997, that is one million more people needing to get
to their place of work each day and that has put enormous pressure
on our transport system.
821. Would it not be much better if they could
walk to work?
(Mr Byers) The important thing is they have a job.
Chairman: On that note, thank you very much