31 Aug '17, 9am

via @cbtransport

Civil servants are busy developing the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2) which will shape spending on England’s motorways and major roads from 2020. There’s a lot of talk about technology and growth. But what kind of strategic road network do we need for a sustainable future? Nationally, the number of car trips is falling . Decreasing numbers of younger adults are buying cars or getting driving licences. The Committee on Climate Change warns that the UK needs to continue to cut traffic in order to meet vital carbon targets. It’s more important than ever to challenge the assumption that we need to expand the road network. Our new report, Rising to the Challenge: a shared green vision for RIS2 , has been written in partnership with sixteen other environmental charities . With their expert input, we show the range of impacts that major roads have, on everything from our ...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blog/roads/rising-chall...

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