A LANCASTER man will fly out to Eastern Europe next month to solve traffic problems in Romania. Prof John Whitelegg, an internationally recognised transport expert, will tell local authorities and transport groups how best to avoid the sort of traffic chaos that blights his home city. The community activist will embark on his intensive week-long series of lectures and discussions on May 14. He said: "Romania is at a crucial juncture in its development. Having got rid of its totalitarian communist regime it is embarking on a programme of rapid development based on new roads, car ownership and lorries rather than trains to move freight. The Romanians deserve a huge increase in their quality of life but they can learn from our mistakes and achieve their objectives without the misery and pollution of congested traffic."

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