Blogs - Roads
17 April 2018
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
"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 &...
13 December 2017
Highways England has published its initial report on the Strategic Road Network. Does it offer an early Christmas present or an unhappy New Year?
20 November 2017
As MPs investigate how to improve air quality, we’re making the case that tackling air pollution needs fewer cars, not just newer cars.
16 October 2017
That's our message to the Government as it prepares the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2).
Our evidence for RIS2 shows how road building is a costly, failed solution, and calls for a fresh approach.
26 September 2017
With other green groups, we recently set out our vision for the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2).
Now we are working with the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund to research how Highways England could put that vision into practice and help deliver a green retrofit for motorways and major roads...
30 August 2017
Our new report Rising to the Challenge, produced with a large group of environmental charities, offers a positive green vision for the Strategic Road Network.
We’re challenging the Government to rethink the roads programme, and live up to their pledge to leave the environment in a better...
16 August 2017
The Government plans to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040. This is an important step towards clean air and reduced CO2 emissions, but 23 years is far too long to live with illegal pollution.
We urgently need practical measures that will deliver cleaner air from day one, and many...