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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..."

  • 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
    Photo: Dr Adrian Davis

    "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. 

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  • 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. 

  • 03 October 2017

    The recent announcement by Highways England that it was dropping the controversial Selmeston bypass from its preferred route options for the A27 East of Lewes is welcome news. It came after the National Park Authority raised concerns about the impact the bypass would have on the South Downs.

  • 26 September 2017

    With other green groups, we recently set out our vision for the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2). 

    Now we are working with the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund to research how Highways England could put that vision into practice and help deliver a green retrofit for motorways and major roads...

  • 04 September 2017

    At the end of August people in Sefton, Liverpool, were devastated to learn that Highways England’s preferred option for upgrading access to the port of Liverpool is to build a new road through the heart of their local country park.  

     

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