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Blogs - Roads

  • 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 &...

  • 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...

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