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'Need for Speed' at the Royal College of Art

There was a bizarre silence on the problems of air and land contamination and noise pollution currently associated with fast motorised transport at the Need for Speed debate last week. Even the normally vociferous Mayer Hillman only referred to the environmental implications at the tail-end of his presentation, reminding the audience that a reduction in the use of fossil fuels of 90 per cent has got to be achieved as soon as possible in order to avoid ecological calamity.

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