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Roads blogs from 2018

  • 21 December 2018

    21 December 2018

    The opportunity to formally object to the highly damaging A303 Stonehenge Expressway has come.

  • 03 December 2018
    protesters against a new M4

    In this guest blog Hugh Mckay, from CALM (Campaign Against the Levels Motorway), explains why campaigners against a new M4 in south Wales will be rallying at the Senedd tomorrow.

  • 05 November 2018
    stronger protection for landscape and heritage sites

    As the Government publishes its objectives for the next Road Investment Strategy, we take a look at how well it compares to our vision for greener roads.

    It’s been a long time coming. Last year, the Department for Transport (DfT) launched its call for evidence on the second Road...

  • 07 August 2018
    Electric cars charging in car park

    The Government has finally published its long-awaited Road to Zero report, setting out a strategy for moving the UK’s road transport sector to a low carbon future.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 22 January 2018
    Photo: Dr Adrian Davis

    "The willingness of Government to make road building the central solution to transport problems is deplorable – that is, if you care to be guided by the best available evidence, efficient use of public funds, and ecological damage." So says Dr Adrian Davis, Visiting Professor of Transport &...