14 Mar '13, 9am

Ahead of the Budget, we handed in our private roads petition to No.10 today. Pic: Full story:

Private roads not in public interest, campaigners tell PM 14 March 2013 Immediate release On 14 March, Campaign for Better Transport will deliver a strong message from its supporters to Number 10 Downing Street calling on Government to drop its plans for private roads (1). Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport said: “Privatising the country's roads is the last thing drivers want. It will mean new charges for using their cars and chunks of their vehicle taxes being syphoned off for private profits. It makes much more sense to sort out the roads we already have. A 'fix it first' policy of mending potholes would create more jobs, supporting the economy and benefit all road users.” In March 2012, the Prime Minister announced a feasibility study into attracting private money into roads. Originally due to report in August 2012, the study has been troub...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/media/14-mar-Private-ro...

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