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Blogs - Roads

  • 14 June 2019
    Photo: kingfisher

    Local campaigners are celebrating the Welsh Government’s decision to scrap the planned M4 'relief road', a £1.4 billion motorway through the wildlife-rich Gwent Levels in South Wales. In this guest blog, Julian Branscombe of Campaign Against the Levels Motorway tells the story.

  • 28 May 2019

    Despite its multi-billion pound budget, Highways England’s roads programme is under pressure, with several schemes set to be dropped or delayed. But there are ways to save money and help balance the roads budget.

  • 14 February 2019

    The common sense case for a ‘fix it first’ approach is strong, and now it seems policy makers are taking notice.

  • 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.

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