A Bath link road is unlikely to cut Bath’s congestion – letter in Chronicle

For the reasons stated in the letter, based on evidence, a link road will make little difference to Bath’s congestion, because most of the traffic is local. Any difference would soon be swallowed up by induced demand ( more people would make more journeys because they perceive the delays are not as long as previously). As the letter says, only a highly effective public transport revolution would be effective. We argue that means trams for the centre and connecting to Bristol, probably Radstock and Chippenham, with on street running, and buses closely integrated with the trams.