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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..."

  • 17 August 2016
    Grandstand Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

    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...

  • 22 July 2016
    London air quality survey

    There’s just one week to go to respond to the Mayor of London’s survey on air quality (closing date Friday 29 July). 

    UPDATE: Read our response here. 

    If you are one of the millions who live, work or travel in London, here are three good reasons to take part.

  • 05 July 2016

    It is now sixty years since the Clean Air Act became law. In 1956, the main threat was from domestic fires burning gas and coal, the smoke staining buildings black and causing lethal smogs. Now we face a new, invisible threat, not from chimney stacks but from exhaust pipes.  

  • 30 June 2016

    The House of Commons Transport Select Committee has published its report into ‘all lane running’, the recent practice of changing the motorway hard shoulder to be a full time traffic lane.

    Having heard all the evidence, MPs conclude “the risks arising from converting the hard shoulder...

  • 27 June 2016
    Cauldron Snout in the North Pennines AONB

    The idea of a Trans-Pennine road tunnel may have caught the headlines, but it’s not the only cross Pennine road link on the agenda.

    The Northern Trans-Pennine strategic study has been looking at options for the roads connecting Carlisle to Newcastle, and Penrith to the A1(M), running...

  • 22 June 2016

    Following the announcement of a new Wales Government, our Chief Executive, Stephen Joseph, joined other green groups in writing an open letter to Ken Skates AM, the new Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure. 

    We're united in demanding that the damaging M4 Black Route plans -...

  • 15 June 2016

    We've written to Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, asking him to call in Herefordshire Council’s decision to approve the controversial Hereford Southern Link Road.

     

  • 23 May 2016

    A £20 million junction on the outskirts of Norwich called Postwick Hub has been labelled by local campaigners as possibly the worst designed junction ever built.

    This comes after a recent traffic lights trial was abandoned after 40 minutes due to the congestion it caused. Denise Carlo...

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