Does anyone remember the Joni Mitchell song Big Yellow Taxi? “Take down all the trees and put ’em in a tree museum…tear down paradise to put up a parking lot…” Well, we’re there. This is a sign of just how far down the Green path (or bus route) of madness we’ve travelled. MH
Take a good look at the picture below. What kind of deranged halfwit would want to destroy this to make a road for a bus?
Councillors vote to chop down trees in Coton Orchard for busway from Cambridge to Cambourne
Hundreds of trees in an orchard designated as a habitat of principal importance in England should be felled to build a new busway to tackle climate change, councillors in Cambridgeshire voted on Tuesday.
The county council voted by 33 to 26 to approve a new public transport busway, which will use optically guided electric or hybrid buses on its route, to provide links between Cambridge and Cambourne, an expanding new town eight miles outside the city.
Huge public opposition to the felling of trees in Coton Orchard has led to thousands of people signing a petition calling for them to be saved. Coton Orchard contains about 1,000 trees and grows 26 varieties of apples, as well as pears and plums.
Maybe Doctor Who really did travel to the future. Judging by this episode, he was right on the money: