Where are all the cars going to go?

According to a news story on the BBC, the population in the UK could double in the next 75 years.

Cars can go as green as you like but biofuel is gonna be pointless if there’s wall-to-wall gridlock.

It’s good that car manufacturers are becoming slightly more planet-friendly and aim to cut their product’s CO2 emissions, but even if every city centre road in Britain got a double-decker level there still wouldn’t be enough space for all the cars predicted.

As today’s Home Truths study from the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University says, one of the key ways of reducing carbon dependence is to live in more compact cities. The key is to make short journeys not by car but by foot, by bicycle and by public transit.