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Campaign for Better Transport
Campaign for Better Transport's vision is for all communities to have access to high quality, sustainable transport that meets their needs, improves quality of life and protects the environment.
CPA Submission: National Highways RIS3 route strategies consultation
In December 2021, CPA submitted a response to National Highways consultation on Road Investment Strategies 3.
We said that Government should stop building new roads, as the Austrian government has recently announced, but that in the event that the RIS3 programme does go ahead then there need to be changes to the way options are evaluated.
We would like alternatives to be compared directly with new roads, and we believe that externalities such as illness from air and noise pollution, plus road deaths and injuries, should be taken into consideration. We also believe that a natural capital assessment must be made of all habitats to be lost if a road is built.
The end of the road? Challenging the road-building consensus - courtesy of CPRE
This CPRE report reveals that road-building is failing to provide the congestion relief and economic boost promised while devastating the environment. It goes on to directly challenge Government claims that ‘the economic gains from road investment are beyond doubt’.
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