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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..."

  • 04 May 2016

    The Government's belief that it can build its way out of congestion comes straight from the disasterous roads policy of the late 1980s - but this time it's air pollution, not Swampy, which stands in its way of the plans for more tarmac.

  • 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
    Dartford crossing approach

    Today (Thursday 24 March) is the last day for consultation on the proposed Lower Thames Crossing.

    Highways England’s preferred option C is a new motorway standard road linking the M2 to the M25, with a tunnel under the river Thames between Gravesend and Tilbury. An alternative option A...

  • 23 March 2016
    NO2DIRTYAIR demonstration at the High Court

    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
    Front cover of our road campaigner's guide

    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.

  • 10 February 2016

    Transport for London's consultation on the proposed Gallions & Belvedere crossings closes on Friday this week, 12 February.

  • 09 February 2016
    Smart motorway creative commons HE via Flickr

    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.

  • 18 January 2016

    I'm delighted to be following in Sian Berry's footsteps as the new Sustainable Transport Campaigner. It's a great pleasure to be working with so many like-minded people on a critical agenda and supporting the campaigners who do such great work on the ground. 

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