The map shows the Government's plans to spend approximately œ680 million on building trunk roads in the Greater Manchester area. In the spirit of John Prescott's proposals for an "Integrated Transport Policy", this money could instead be allocated to funding the completion of the planned
Metrolink routes. In Manchester, where less than half of the population have access to cars, the construction of more roads is socially unfair as well as environmentally unacceptable.
A new coalition of groups have started meeting to oppose all road building in Greater Manchester. They're going under the name of MARS (Manchester Against Road Schemes) and will be meeting again on Wednesday 25 February at 7pm in the Friends Meeting House.
Manchester Against Road Schemes (0161 834 8221)