New roads do not solve traffic problems, they only generate more traffic. Leicester's road capacity is perfectly adequate outside the rush hour. What is required is better public transport in conjunction with forward-looking ideas for reducing peak congestion, not outdated road building proposals. This is a strategic issue which impacts not only on everyone already living in Leicester but also on future residents - and thus the long-term viability of the city. The City Council has some very impressive policies on transport sustainability. A decision to erase the notional Evesham Road link from the Local Plan would be a very public way of showing that they actually mean something in practice.