Blogs - Roads to Nowhere
Bridget Fox writes our Roads blog
"...permanently increasing capacity will only lead to more traffic and more congestion in the long term, with knock on effects on CO2 emissions and air pollution..."
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.
13 March 2018
Despite being a tiny historic village on a narrow lane, Melbury Abbas has been designated as a lorry route by Dorset County Council.
The result? HGVs keep getting stuck, causing damage to property, endangering local residents and making life harder for all concerned.
In this guest...
06 March 2018
Last month thousands joined our online action, calling on the Government to protect National Parks and other protected sites from major new roads.
One such threat is the proposal for new road building around Mottram Moor in the Peak District, as Anne Robinson from Friends of the Peak...
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?
01 December 2017
Campaigners are calling on the Welsh Government to drop proposals for a swathe of new M4 motorway – the so-called Black Route – across the Gwent Levels near Newport. In this guest blog, Catherine Linstrum, Chair of CALM, explains why so many people oppose the plans.
21 November 2017
Situated in Hampshire between Southampton and Winchester, Eastleigh was formed in the 19th century as a railway town. Today, the area is blighted by congestion and has several air quality management areas where pollution levels exceed health standards set by the European Union.
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.