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Racing through the 20th century, not in a Porsche, but a porch

The sight of a road protester, reluctantly confessing to bbc2's Traffic series that he had been forced to buy a car because he could not keep up with the fast-moving world of roads protest using unreliable trains, buses and bicycles, must have been a low point in the creation of an integrated transport policy. Adding irony to irony, the protester looked old enough to belong to the generation that popped champagne corks at the opening of England's first motorway, and never dreamed of ...

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