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Roads blogs from 2016

  • 16 December 2016
    Campaigners from Sefton Communities Against Roadbuilding

    SCAR - Sefton Communities Against Roadbuilding - is a new campaign group in Merseyside, formed to fight a proposed new £200M road to service freight traffic in and out of the Port of Liverpool. 

    In this guest blog, Si Albert from SCAR updates us on the campaign, showing how a small amount...

  • 14 December 2016
    Healthy Air Campaigners at the High Court

    If our water was as polluted as our air, there would be riots. We are conscious consumers of water but breathe the air without thinking, and without choice: it is free, abundant, universal – and lethal.

  • 07 December 2016
    Andrea and fellow campaigners with the petition

    What happens when a road is open for traffic, yet the information about it is anything but?

    In this guest blog, Andrea Needham from the Combe Haven Defenders updates us on the mystery surrounding the troubled Bexhill-Hastings Link Road.

  • 21 November 2016

    The Mayor of London’s controversial plans for the Silvertown Tunnel are now under examination by the Planning Inspectorate.

    Campaign for Better Transport is a registered objector to the proposals, which would see a new four-lane road built between Canning Town and the Greenwich Peninsula...

  • 07 October 2016

    The health impacts of dirty diesel emissions, and the need for governments to take action, are as important as ever, yet progress is painfully slow.

    ClientEarth are heading back to court to challenge the UK Government on cleaning up air pollution, while the Mayor of London and other city...

  • 30 September 2016

    Local campaigners are rallying opposition to plans for new road options along the A30 between Honiton and Devonshire Inn in Devon. 

    As Clive Potter from Blackdowns Road Action Group (BRAG) reports, the impact of all three proposed routes on landscape and tranquillity in what is supposed...

  • 26 September 2016

    Earlier this year we celebrated the news that Highways England had been told to drop plans for a northern A27 bypass around Chichester. 

    This would have impacted upon the South Downs National Park, caused substantial local economic harm and failed to address local transport needs.  It was...

  • 22 September 2016

    It's World Car Free Day on 22 September, a day to encourage and celebrate travelling by public transport, cycling, walking or simply becoming less dependent on our cars. 

  • 05 September 2016

    The Government has approved plans to widen part of the M4 motorway between London and Berkshire by turning the hard shoulder into a traffic lane.

    This is really bad news. It’s not simply unpopular – it’s wrong.

  • 01 September 2016

    Twenty years ago, road campaigners won an important battle when they defeated plans to dual the A30/303 along the entirety of its route through the Blackdown Hills AONB.

    But new plans by Devon County Council to upgrade a sensitive section of the existing A30 between Honiton and Devonshire...