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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..."

  • 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.  

     

  • 30 August 2017

    Our new report Rising to the Challenge, produced with a large group of environmental charities, offers a positive green vision for the Strategic Road Network.

    We’re challenging the Government to rethink the roads programme, and live up to their pledge to leave the environment in a better...

  • 16 August 2017

    The Government plans to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040.  This is an important step towards clean air and reduced CO2 emissions, but 23 years is far too long to live with illegal pollution.  

    We urgently need practical measures that will deliver cleaner air from day one, and many...

  • 28 July 2017

    Summer’s here, with holiday trips away, or leisure time at home. But is that breathtaking view or local stroll spoiled by an ugly road?

    With your help, we want to find the worst offenders, then work to change them for the better. Welcome to our 2017 Ugly Roads competition.

  • 06 June 2017

    The Government’s UK Air Quality plan was finally published this month. The Plan may have been eagerly awaited but its contents are a real disappointment.

    As it stands, it’s hard to see how the plan will deliver the legal requirement to tackle the problem of air pollution as quickly as...

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