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Blogs - Roads to Nowhere

Bridget Fox writes our Roads blog

"...permanently increasing capacity will only lead to more traffic and more congestion in the long term, with knock on effects on CO2 emissions and air pollution..."

  • 07 June 2018
    Ann O'Driscoll of North Bristol SusCom

    In this guest blog, Ann O’Driscoll from business group North Bristol SusCom, explains why abolishing the Severn Bridge tolls will create more problems than it solves.

  • 25 May 2018

    Campaigners have launched a new petition against the controversial expressway plans.

    All three proposed routes will damage the countryside and public health, while doing nothing to meet the pressing transport needs of Oxfordshire, as Antony Melville of Oxford Bioregion Forum explains. ...

  • 23 May 2018
    Electric car charging

    Electric vehicles are at the centre of the Government’s industrial strategy. Are they also the solution to our air pollution and climate change challenges?

  • 30 April 2018
    Wayne Asher photo

    Guest blogger Wayne Asher explains why politicians are blind to the lessons from history when it comes to road building.

    Plans for the Silvertown Tunnel – a new Thames crossing in East London - show that what we learn from history is that we don't learn from history.

  • 23 April 2018

    Stockport has many wonders but these road plans are not among them.

    Guest blogger Graham Trickey from Goyt Valley SOS! updates us on the battle against A6-M60 plans. 

  • 17 April 2018
    A27 Falmer from the air

    Imagine a world where highways managers invested in making existing roads greener, rather than building new ones. Our new report ‘Roads and the Environment’, sponsored by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, shows how to shape a road network that is better, not bigger.

  • 16 March 2018

    As the Government consults on Major Road Network  plans, we’re calling for a network designed around people not cars. We want to see funding rules changed to include smaller schemes that will help all road users by cutting traffic.

  • 13 March 2018
    Melbury Abbas campaigners

    Despite being a tiny historic village on a narrow lane, Melbury Abbas has been designated as a lorry route by Dorset County Council.

    The result? HGVs keep getting stuck, causing damage to property, endangering local residents and making life harder for all concerned.

    In this guest...

  • 06 March 2018
    Anne Robinson Friends of the Peak District

    Last month thousands joined our online action, calling on the Government to protect National Parks and other protected sites from major new roads.

    One such threat is the proposal for new road building around Mottram Moor in the Peak District, as Anne Robinson from Friends of the Peak...

  • 09 February 2018

    Like the Strategic Road Network it seeks to shape, the next Road Investment Strategy needs to be better connected to the world around it, and to the real transport challenges we face.

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