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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..."

  • 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
    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...

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