Our road campaigners Chris Todd and Steve Chambers are here to help with advice on campaigning, funding, finding other campaigners in your area and any other advice you need on mobilising against road-building in your area.
Campaign guides and info:
- Campaigner's guide to stopping damaging roads - our comprehensive campaign guide. Printed copies on request.
- Factsheets - from our 2014 conference, key facts and arguments against road proposals
- How to contact the media - our Press Officer's guide to getting your campaign into the headlines
- Client Earth's Clean Air Handbook is a guide to all aspects of the law on air pollution and your rights to information and public participation in decisions, and access to justice when things go wrong
Roads to Nowhere online:
Air pollution map:
Our map of UK Air Quality Management Areas helps campaigners identify where road proposals will add to pollution in areas already suffering from a lack of clean air. Explore the map below, or click on the link above for a larger version where you can also download the map data for re-use.
Banners and placards:
We have a range of lightweight mesh banners suitable for protests, camps, backdrops for meetings, banner drops and many other uses. Invite our campaigners to join you at your events and we will bring them along, or we can get them sent over in the post even if we can't make it.
We also have circular placards suitable for putting on sticks and creating an effective demonstration. Roads to Nowhere and 'Save our Buses' versions available. No cost, just email and we'll send some to you (sticks not included).
- 'No new road' - 7.5m x 1.5m
- 'Save our countryside' or 'No more choking traffic' - 2.75m x 0.9m
- 'New roads create new traffic' and 'Better buses not bigger roads' - 2.3m x 1.5m
- 'Roads to Nowhere' - 32cm circle
- 'New Roads Create New Traffic - 32cm circle
Get in touch with Chris to find out more:
Stories and tips from local campaigners
Read how Alex and her group helped to save precious countryside in Oxfordshire, find out how Emma is protecting a nature reserve in Derbyshire, and learn from Derrick's experience of campaigning against the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road. Find out how Judith and her neighbours won their spirited fight against plans to build a seven-lane super-highway through their North Wales village.
Another Road to Nowhere logo:
As well as our main ‘Roads to Nowhere’ logo, we’ve also created a version that says ‘Another Road to Nowhere’, which is under a creative commons licence (cc-nc for non-commercial use) for local groups and campaigns.
Show you're part of a growing movement and put it on your website, postcards, placards and anything else you like. Editable artwork is also available if you want to adapt it and change the words to create a logo for your campaign.
Find the image files here:
- Editable eps artwork file (1MB)
- High res png file with transparency (178KB)
- High res jpeg file with white background (826KB)
- 200px web png file with transparency (11KB)
- 200px web jpeg file with white background (43KB)
From other organisations:
Friends of the Earth's Transport Hub is a joint project with Campaign for Better Transport where local campaigners can share ideas, resources and news:
CPRE has a clear and helpful site devoted to giving advice on planning applications:planninghelp.org.uk
If your road is a 'Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project' it will go through a different planning process - Friends of the Earth produced an excellent set of guides to this in 2012, which are clear and user-friendly (also see our campaign guide for more on this): hwww.foe.co.uk/page/major-infrastructure-projects