“WHY HAVEN’T YOU BABBLED ABOUT EVIL EVIL POO-BUM ROADS?!?!” yells twitter. Well, your bellowed word is our grudging command.

But while we’re delighted to go truffling for babble in tarmac territory, there is no way on god’s earth we are picking sides in the internecine war that is anti-roads campaigners vs anti-HS2 campaigners.

But still. It is true, is it not, that comparatively little fuss is made about comparatively bollocks-loads of big new roads planned or under construction in England. Which is odd, because big new roads are quite literally a highway to climate hell, aren’t they? And not altogether spiffing for the trees or newts or humans that used to *not* have a four lane monstrosity on top of them.

But roads are also really quite useful, and surely the government has a point when it says we need more because the ones we’ve got are full. And just how evil will roads be in the future when all the things driving on them are fossil-free?

We discuss.

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