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Road maintenance report highlights need to 'Fix It First'

1 July 2019

Responding to the Transport Select Committee's report, Local roads funding and maintenance: filling the gap, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

"Drivers consistently rank the poor condition of local roads as their top concern. Rather than focusing on building big new roads, Government should adopt a 'fix it first' approach to keep local roads in good condition. This is the best and most cost effective way of stopping problems like potholes and keeping all road users safe. Local authorities need long-term funding so they can plan maintenance and repairs with confidence."

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Notes to Editors

  1. Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. We campaign to bring sustainable transport to all and ensure solutions are delivered that improve the wellbeing of communities, quality of life and the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).