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Roads blogs from 2016

  • 13 May 2016

    A growing coalition of voices, from Wildlife Trusts Wales and the RSPB to the Federation of Small Businesses, has been building against the proposed M4 relief road, a new section of motorway planned south of Newport. The Campaign Against the Levels Motorway (CALM) is backed by thousands of...

  • 11 May 2016
    Anna from 20's Plenty for Us

    In this guest blog, Anna Semlyen, Campaign Manager at 20’s Plenty for Us, explains how wide-area 20mph limits improve safety and are the foundation for cycling and walking. 

    "Road safety matters. How safe people feel clearly links with cutting car use and promoting sustainable travel and...

  • 04 May 2016

    The Government's belief that it can build its way out of congestion comes straight from the disasterous roads policy of the late 1980s - but this time it's air pollution, not Swampy, which stands in its way of the plans for more tarmac.

  • 29 April 2016

    "The battle against the proposal is waiting to be won".

    That's the message from local campaigners in Hereford, who are fighting the proposed Southern Link Road.

    In this guest blog, Vicki from Here for Hereford reports from the frontline.


  • 19 April 2016

    Earlier in the month, the Department for Transport published a new analysis of how we use the country’s roads. The image that emerges is of continuing and deepening dependence on cars. The Government is actively supporting this through public spending and taxation policies. But the negative...

  • 08 April 2016

    The Government has announced the first £50M of its new £250M Pothole Action Fund. This might sound more like a parish project than a national initiative from a Government on the world stage but there is a serious national crisis in road maintenance to be addressed. Potholes furnish some comedy...

  • 23 March 2016
    Dartford crossing approach

    Today (Thursday 24 March) is the last day for consultation on the proposed Lower Thames Crossing.

    Highways England’s preferred option C is a new motorway standard road linking the M2 to the M25, with a tunnel under the river Thames between Gravesend and Tilbury. An alternative option A...

  • 23 March 2016
    NO2DIRTYAIR demonstration at the High Court

    Last week we joined clean air campaigners demonstrating at the High Court, in support of lawyers from ClientEarth. They were serving notice on the UK Government for repeated failure to take adequate action on illegal levels of air pollution. 

  • 07 March 2016
    Front cover of our road campaigner's guide

    We've published a new version of our Campaigner's Guide to Stopping Damaging Roads. If you think a new or bigger road in your local area is a bad idea and want to stop it, this guide will show what you can do.

  • 10 February 2016

    Transport for London's consultation on the proposed Gallions & Belvedere crossings closes on Friday this week, 12 February.