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Roads to Nowhere
Road-building generates even more traffic, damages the countryside, adds to climate change and makes cities, towns and villages less pleasant places to live for everyone.
Current road-building proposals:
Hundreds of miles of new roads, costing billions of pounds, are being planned across the country.
Highways England is delivering the £15bn Road Investment Strategy, including “smart motorways” with all-lane running, and new Expressways (motorway-style A roads).
Local councils and new bodies like ‘Local Enterprise Partnerships’ who – wrongly – believe that a bypass or ring road in their town is the answer to high levels of traffic, are pushing through new roads, at the expense of more sustainable transport options.
We’re monitoring these new road plans and supporting local campaigns to replace them with better ideas. See our new road campaigner guide and the materials from our recent campaigner conference for more on how you can help stop destructive road plans in your area.