Blogs - Roads
05 July 2016
It is now sixty years since the Clean Air Act became law. In 1956, the main threat was from domestic fires burning gas and coal, the smoke staining buildings black and causing lethal smogs. Now we face a new, invisible threat, not from chimney stacks but from exhaust pipes.
30 June 2016
The House of Commons Transport Select Committee has published its report into ‘all lane running’, the recent practice of changing the motorway hard shoulder to be a full time traffic lane.
Having heard all the evidence, MPs conclude “the risks arising from converting the hard shoulder...
11 May 2016
In this guest blog, Anna Semlyen, Campaign Manager at 20’s Plenty for Us, explains how wide-area 20mph limits improve safety and are the foundation for cycling and walking.
"Road safety matters. How safe people feel clearly links with cutting car use and promoting sustainable travel and...
19 April 2016
Earlier in the month, the Department for Transport published a new analysis of how we use the country’s roads. The image that emerges is of continuing and deepening dependence on cars. The Government is actively supporting this through public spending and taxation policies. But the negative...
08 April 2016
The Government has announced the first £50M of its new £250M Pothole Action Fund. This might sound more like a parish project than a national initiative from a Government on the world stage but there is a serious national crisis in road maintenance to be addressed. Potholes furnish some comedy...
23 March 2016
Last week we joined clean air campaigners demonstrating at the High Court, in support of lawyers from ClientEarth. They were serving notice on the UK Government for repeated failure to take adequate action on illegal levels of air pollution.
07 March 2016
We've published a new version of our Campaigner's Guide to Stopping Damaging Roads. If you think a new or bigger road in your local area is a bad idea and want to stop it, this guide will show what you can do.
09 February 2016
The Commons Select Committee on Transport is holding an inquiry into All Lane Running. The inquiry will be looking at issues including the impacts on safety, capacity and congestion, and taking a view on how policy on all-lane running should evolve.
All Lane Running is part of the “Smart...
28 January 2016
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who joined us and our colleagues in the Healthy Air Campaign by asking MEPs to vote against watering down the vehicle emissions testing regime.