20 October 2016
Campaign for Better Transport has reacted to today’s announcement by the Government of its plans for road developments across South West England.
Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, has said that up to £20 million will be invested in road development schemes to the M4 and M5/A3O.
Bridget Fox, Sustainable Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport said:
“While we welcome new homes and jobs the Government must have a more balanced package of public transport, walking and cycling routes and not just lots of expensive new roads.
“People need real choice in how they travel, and communities need to be liberated from the damaging effects of ever growing traffic levels causing more congestion and environmental damage.
“Also, with a £12 billion backlog in funding for potholes more money needs to be spent on local road maintenance not just road building.”
For further information please contact Richard Watkins, Press Officer, at Campaign for Better Transport on 020 7566 6494 / 07984 773468 firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors
- Read Highways for England’s announcement here - Transport Secretary announces multi-million pound motorway improvements
- Read about Campaign for Better Transport’s road campaigning work here - Evidence shows that new roads create new traffic
- Read Campaign for Better Transport’s report Getting There which explains why new developments should be based around sustainable transport.
- Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).