Blogs - Roads
05 November 2018
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
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 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
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.