Blogs - Roads
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..."
23 November 2020
Last week the Government published its ten point plan for a 'green industrial revolution'. The new date for ending sales of petrol and diesel cars hit the headlines, but there were also commitments on other things we've been campaigning for, including electric buses and reopening closed rail...
20 October 2020
We know that investing in sustainable transport brings a myriad of benefits: it helps clean up our environment, creates jobs, supports economic growth and has direct physical and mental health benefits. In an ideal world public transport and active travel would be the first choice for most...
28 October 2019
Reacting to the publication of the Government's response to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee inquiry into local roads funding and maintenance, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:
15 October 2019
The Environment Bill was announced in yesterday's Queen’s Speech, with a commitment that it will include clean air. As it progresses through Parliament, we will continue to work to ensure that it contains the strongest possible measures to protect health and save lives through ensuring transport...
14 June 2019
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
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
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...