Why more roads?

@A38 Derby

This veteran oak tree near Markeaton Park’s curly bridge is just one of many trees which will be cut down if the planned £250 million A38 road works go ahead.

We are in a climate and ecological emergency and need to save trees and plant millions more.

We are also in the midst of a respiratory disease pandemic and urgently need to cut air pollution to save lives.

So why are Derby City Council and the Department for Transport still hell-bent on building more roads? Because they value short term economic interests for a minority over public health and a habitable planet.

Let’s invest that £250 million in broadband and sustainable transport instead, and redouble our efforts to cut carbon emissions and restore the natural world.⁠

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Veteran Oak with protesters holding signs and wearing face masks