Blogs - Roads to Nowhere
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 2016
The Mayor of London’s controversial plans for the Silvertown Tunnel are now under examination by the Planning Inspectorate.
Campaign for Better Transport is a registered objector to the proposals, which would see a new four-lane road built between Canning Town and the Greenwich Peninsula...
07 October 2016
The health impacts of dirty diesel emissions, and the need for governments to take action, are as important as ever, yet progress is painfully slow.
ClientEarth are heading back to court to challenge the UK Government on cleaning up air pollution, while the Mayor of London and other city...
30 September 2016
Local campaigners are rallying opposition to plans for new road options along the A30 between Honiton and Devonshire Inn in Devon.
As Clive Potter from Blackdowns Road Action Group (BRAG) reports, the impact of all three proposed routes on landscape and tranquillity in what is supposed...
26 September 2016
Earlier this year we celebrated the news that Highways England had been told to drop plans for a northern A27 bypass around Chichester.
This would have impacted upon the South Downs National Park, caused substantial local economic harm and failed to address local transport needs. It...
22 September 2016
It's World Car Free Day on 22 September, a day to encourage and celebrate travelling by public transport, cycling, walking or simply becoming less dependent on our cars.
05 September 2016
The Government has approved plans to widen part of the M4 motorway between London and Berkshire by turning the hard shoulder into a traffic lane.
This is really bad news. It’s not simply unpopular – it’s wrong.
01 September 2016
Twenty years ago, road campaigners won an important battle when they defeated plans to dual the A30/303 along the entirety of its route through the Blackdown Hills AONB.
But new plans by Devon County Council to upgrade a sensitive section of the existing A30 between Honiton and Devonshire...
17 August 2016
Newcastle City Council has produced shocking plans for a massive new motorway-style junction on the Town Moor.
Campaigners will be marching this Sunday to protest against the proposal and defend the centuries-old moorland from destruction.
UPDATE: Great news - following the local...
16 August 2016
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, marks 100 days in office today.
We’ve seen him set out encouraging plans to tackle air pollution, freeze some fares, and support active travel. So it’s a real shame that he’s going along with former Mayor Boris Johnson’s plans for a new road tunnel at...
11 August 2016
Earlier this year, we highlighted that HGVs meet less than a third of the costs they impose on society.
Recent news stories have highlighted the threat to cyclists from HGVs.
Our research shows that HGVs are up to 160,000 times more damaging to roads than cars, five times more...