5 December: As the M6 Toll marks ten dismal years, the Government is learning the lessons and abandoning plans to pull private money into new road building.
From the Granny Tree to George Osborne's country house: watch an inspiring and informative short film about the campaigns against the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road.
18 October 2013: Air pollution is becoming a major issue for campaigners, with new roads across the country threatening to make even more people breathe air that's over legal limits.
2 October 2013: The South Bristol Link is one of the most pointless and damaging proposed road schemes. Campaigner Pip Sheard has recently helped launch a new website, bringing together local groups to oppose the road's planning application.
14 August 2013: Reprinted with permission, Private Eye's Hedgehog column recently summarised how unfeasibly high Government traffic forecasts are being used to justify road-building.
12 August 2013: As reported by the FT, we have uncovered emails that show a £290 million road in a marginal constituency was funded thanks to the intervention of Danny Alexander.
25 July 2013: Campaigners from across the country joined us at the first national Rally Against Road-Building and saw the damage already being done by preparations for the Bexhill-Hastings L
4 July 2013: Huge double-articulated 25 metre mega trucks could become a common sight on Europe's roads.
27 June 2013: Widespread road-building plans announced today by the Government will blight the country for generations to come.
26 June 2013: The detail of the Government's infrastructure plans for the next five years will be given tomorrow, but the Chancellor has made his aims clear today.
21 June 2013: Previously unpublished poll results on using tolls to pay for a road-building programme should rule these plans out of next week's Spending Round.
11 June 2013: Drivers, cyclists, pedestrian and rural campaigners, business groups and the general public all agree repairs should be the priority for roads in this month’s Spending Round.
8 April 2013: Local campaigner David Gate is astonished that the green light was given to this road after the Examiner found so much to criticise about the plans.
4 March 2013: Campaigners have delivered a dramatic message to Transport Ministers, demanding they reveal their reasons for funding the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road.
8 February 2013: An emergency petition is launched as the DfT admits it hasn’t yet approved its share of funding for the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road.
1 February 2013: Send Transport for London your objections to filling East London with unnecessary new traffic.
29 January 2013: This week, road protest camp evictions continue, while six major environment groups visit the valley and the Hastings battle site issue goes to court.
25 January 2013: A consultation on new river crossings ends on 1 February. We’re strongly against cramming more cars into an area already suffering from too much traffic.
23 January 2013: Thirty-two transport professors have warned ministers that trying to build our way out of congestion is a dead end.
16 January 2013: I was in Crowhurst today as the second of the protest camps in the Combe Haven valley was evicted.
14 January 2013: Tom Druitt from Brighton tells us why he is protesting to save the Combe Haven valley near Hastings from a damaging new road.
7 January 2013: The lack of an update today shows that, outside Downing Street, plans to build new roads with private funds have very little support.
5 December 2012: Local communities need to be vigilant for a wave of new road building projects springing up as a result of today’s Autumn Statement by the Chancellor.
4 December 2012: Kim Barrett from campaign group PAULA explains why you should join her in opposing the A6 to Manchester Airport Link Road.
3 December 2012: A major report today shows some of the factors behind patterns of car use, and how policies can change future trends.
30 November 2012: The latest evidence from the A14 Study shows that plans for new toll roads should be dropped for good.
19 November 2012: The Prime Minister wants to cut down communities’ last legal defence against damaging infrastructure plans.
16 November 2012: TV conservationist Chris Packham has backed a local campaign to stop a road devastating an area popular with otters.
30 October 2012: Public consultations have started on two major zombie road projects in London and Manchester.
9 October 2012: We're offering training and support to anyone who wants to stop a new wave of road-building covering their local area with tarmac.
26 September 2012: Twyford Down is remembered with warnings about a new wave of road-building and protests, while activists in Hastings are preparing for peaceful resistance to a link road.
Councillor Andrew Boswell writes about how the proliferation of new local road proposals will breach clear requirements to cut carbon.
10 September 2012: Becca Lush Blum writes about her experiences at Twyford Down and the threat of new road-building plans.
28 August 2012: London, Brighton and Hove and Nottingham top our transport table, while the people of Wigan are rated the most dependent on cars to get around.
16 August 2012: Our new report highlights problems with the different ways ministers are thinking about privatising the road network.
16 July 2012: Local campaigners tell us about their battle to stop a resurrected road project in the Chancellor's constituency.
13 July 2012: Send us your evidence for the benefits of smarter travel initiatives.
29 June 2012: Campaigners from Witney First tell us how they stopped a damaging new road in the Prime Minister's constituency.
18 June 2012: Some great news this week as two damaging ‘Link Road’ projects bite the dust.
7 June 2012: The County Council has voted to restrict wind turbine development while planning new roads all over the countryside.
31 May: With road plans proliferating, new groups are springing up to oppose them while established campaigns are keeping up the pressure.
22 May: The Hastings Alliance urges visitors to come to the Combe Haven valley, threatened by the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road, this summer.
18 May: Campaign for Better Transport has joined a coalition of safety and environmental organisations to stop plans to increase the motorway speed limit.
17 April: With our government's record of over-stated traffic forecasts, will pension funds be convinced to invest money in new roads?
15 March: Campaigner Eileen Collier argues that rail freight and smarter choices are the best alternatives to a huge toll road in Cambridgeshire.
9 March 2012: Seven green organisations have written to Transport Secretary Justine Greening urging her not to fund the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road.
9 March: How we've helped to make the £2.4 billion Regional Growth Fund more transparent.
27 February: Transport for London is consulting on two new river crossings and we’re encouraging people to object to both.
22 February: We’ve mapped road threats as the PM quietly tells councils to shout loudly for their pet road schemes.
8 February: In a joint letter with CPRE we say the Highways Agency should be made more accountable not more commercial.
2 February: Our response to the DfT’s 'A14 Challenge' shows how congestion could be solved for one third of the cost of a huge widening project.
27 January: Derrick Coffee from the Hastings Alliance writes about the best chance in a decade to defeat a damaging road proposal on the south coast.
25 January: New traffic figures from the M6 toll road show it is still spectacularly failing. So why is the Government considering a new generation of toll roads?
6 January: The British Medical Journal has published a stinging editorial warning about the health costs of increasing the motorway speed limit.
15 December: Yesterday’s local transport funding decisions were a huge disappointment, but the game isn’t over yet for two of the worst roads.
14 December: The Norwich road got the go-ahead today, but Hastings will instead get a review of alternative options.
8 December: Funding for Regional Growth Fund projects has been allocated behind closed doors. We’re arguing these important decisions should be open to public scrutiny.
7 December: Lady Godiva rode through Halton to protest at Lancashire County Council’s £123.3 million Heysham to M6 Link Road.
6 December: Richard from the Kingskerswell Alliance writes about his disappointment that Ministers have ignored the concerns of thousands of local people to fund the Kingskerswell Bypass...
5 December: The Autumn Statement contained even more bad news than the Bristol and Kingskerswell ‘link roads’. Today we look at the resurrected A453 widening scheme.
2 December: As another old road proposal gets funding support from the government, campaigner Lillian Burns says that the Manchester Airport link roads are not needed.
1 December: National and London government joined forces to puff up transport proposals in the Autumn Statement. But within a couple of days the hot air already seems to have escaped.
1 December: This Sunday Lady Godiva will ride again - opposing an unjustified and expensive Link Road being built through Lancashire.
29 November: Hugely disappointing news as the Treasury announces extra money so that the DfT can approve every one of its road schemes.
21 November: It seems the RAC Foundation needs reminding that population and traffic growth are no longer joined at the hip.
15 November: A new report shows that the knock-on effects of new traffic have been ignored by the County Council’s modelling.
10 November: Quarterly traffic figures are out, showing falling vehicle numbers and undermining the case for new roads.
7 November: The £500 million Growing Places Fund from DCLG looks like yet another policy to encourage car-based developments.
3 November: Another expensive development-focused bypass is facing a public consultation – this time in Hereford
26 October: The M25 has always been a bit of a symbol, so as we ‘celebrate’ the 25th anniversary of its opening this week, it is worth seeing what lessons it has for us now.
19 October: We were very sad to hear that John Hartley, Chair of Campaign for Better Transport Devon, died on Monday night.
14 October: The comments period for the Development Pool of transport projects has just closed, and our advice to ministers is to focus on public transport, not roads.
13 October: Evidence from a new book claims that a proposed bypass in Sussex would cut through the site of England's most historic battle.
11 October: The deadline for comments on the Development Pool of 45 transport schemes is looming, and we don't just need your comments on the big road schemes.
11 October: Just three days left for the public to comment on where Government should spend £630 million of transport funding.
7 October: There's just one week left of the Government's 'comments period' for 45 major transport projects - have you sent your views in?
5 October: We've been unpicking council claims to have consulted on their dusty old road schemes, with shocking results...
4 October: Pip Sheard from the Transport for Greater Bristol Alliance writes about better ways to improve transport in Bristol.
3 October: Philip Hammond's 80mph 'stealth tax' would benefit the government's coffers, not drivers or the economy.
28 September: A great day in the Combe Haven last Saturday for the ‘Rally in the Valley’ against the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road.
27 September: Our analysis of the 45 final bids for the Development Pool of large transport projects is released today, along with full data
22 September: This Saturday we'll be joining the Hastings Alliance for a Rally in the Valley against the proposed Bexhill-Hastings Link Road
21 September: Our new map helps you find and comment on transport proposals in your area.
15 September: We've now received final details of all but three of the 45 local authority major transport schemes competing for funding this autumn.
7 September: On Friday the competition for £630m in transport funding, and our best chance to finally see the back of dinosaur road schemes, will begin.
12 August: Campaigners and councillors in Norfolk have asked the Audit Commission to investigate council money spent on a private development linked with a £120m ring road project.
12 August: Lincolnshire County Council is breaking its summer recess on Monday to vote on whether to gamble £48 million on its plans for the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.
29 July: We discovered today that Buckinghamshire County Council is taking money for road repairs by snaffling more than £2.5 million that had been earmarked for cyclists and walkers, community bus users and road safety.
26 July: Consultations have shown 63% of local people oppose the Kingskerswell Bypass, yet Devon County Council claim 72% support it. How have the council performed this conjuring trick?
20 July 2011: Friends of the Earth, Campaign to Protect Rural England and Campaign for Better Transport have teamed up with local campaigners to ask for government funding support to be withdrawn from a major road scheme near Lancaster.
7 July 2011: More evidence that councils are slashing budgets for vital public services, while ploughing yet more money into zombie road schemes…
4 July: The Liverpool Daily Post reports today on growing doubts that a viable financial deal for the proposed new six-lane Mersey Gateway Bridge will be found.
30 June: The third annual report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) was presented this morning.
24 June: Two consultations on controversial roads schemes in Lancashire and Kingskerswell in Devon are not going quite as they should...
4 April: The controversial Heysham M6 Link is set to be the first road scheme to go before the Infrastructure Planning Commission
8 March: Devon wants to spend £33 million on a bypass while slashing bus services. We've been trying to stop them - and Norman Baker just stepped into the fray.
25 February: Earlier this month the Government agreed to fund the Heysham M6 link road. But Lancashire County Council hasn't finished designing it!
8 February: The Public Accounts Committee has condemned the Highways Agency for wasting up to a billion pounds widening the M25.
7 February: Friday's announcement shows that the Government is running scared of telling councils that cuts to transport spending have killed off their road schemes.
31 January: It's rumoured that the Government will give the go ahead to a tolled bridge over the Mersey this week. They should consider the M6 Toll before doing so.
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