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.