24 Nov '14, 5pm

Govt road spending is how much?! Here's how we've estimated it at >£30 billion. What would you rather spend that on?

Govt road spending is how much?! Here's how we've estimated it at >£30 billion. What would you rather spend that on?

There was some confusion last week as the Prime Minister ‘announced’ £15 billion of spending on new road projects, with some commentators wondering if this wasn’t in fact a cut, compared with the '£24 or £26 billion' mentioned to the Transport Committee by ministers in February and the £28 billion originally announced for roads in the 2013 Spending Round . To help everyone make sense of whichever new number is declared by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement on 3 December, and to show why those of us in favour of the environment and sustainable transport are so worried about the scale of the new dash for roads, here’s our breakdown of the planned spending, and the ways in which it could get even higher. In total, our reckoning is that over £30 billion is proposed for investment in road infrastructure in England in the financial years 2015/16 to 2020/21, via the Highways ...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blog/roads/231114-road-...

Tweets

Due to a serious accident in Eastern Road the r...

buses.co.uk 25 Nov '14, 5pm

Eastern Road has now re-opened after an earlier accident. There are severe delays to services as a result. Some services w...

African #armies on spending spree #military

African #armies on spending spree #military

economist.com 23 Nov '14, 2pm

THE north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok is spared little. Earlier this year fighters from the extremist group, Boko Hara...

Massive new government road building plans unve...

bettertransport.org.uk 01 Dec '14, 12am

Sian Berry, Sustainable Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport said "The Government's £15bn road building pla...

Our response to #AS2014. We need less counterpr...

bettertransport.org.uk 03 Dec '14, 2pm

James MacColl, Head of Campaigns, Campaign for Better Transport said OVERALL ASSESSMENT "Road and rail both featured promi...

Lewes Road Vogue Gyratory resurfacing via @busc...

buses.co.uk 26 Nov '14, 8am

Lewes Road Vogue Gyratory resurfacing is planned to take place as nightworks between 1 December and 6 December, between 8p...

Nuclear and offshore wind allocated most of UK's energy spending

Nuclear and offshore wind allocated most of UK'...

greenpeace.org.uk 27 Nov '14, 4pm

The British government’s investment pipeline is chock-full of energy and transport projects that together account for more...

African #armies on spending spree #military

twitter.com 23 Nov '14, 2pm

To bring you Twitter, we and our partners use cookies on our and other websites. Cookies help personalize Twitter content,...

Quinns First Road Race #Baby

carrotsncake.com 29 Nov '14, 11am

Just this past summer was my first time being late for a race. I set my alarm on my iphone but didn’t switch it from “Week...

#Super #Rich spend 10% ($8 billion a year) on #Wine & #spirits... Want #luxury #experiences... ht…

#Super #Rich spend 10% ($8 billion a year) on #...

thedrinksbusiness.com 23 Nov '14, 4am

The world’s ultra-rich spent US$8 billion on wine and spirits this year, according to a report which has revealed an insig...

NEW POST: #DojoSG, Circular Road - Pork Burger Specialist in the CBD

NEW POST: #DojoSG, Circular Road - Pork Burger ...

six-and-seven.com 23 Nov '14, 11am

Snuggled amongst the ranks of eateries along Circular Road is new entrant, Dojo . Not to be confused with the various fitn...

2016 US Defense Budget Could Be $60B Over Spending Caps

2016 US Defense Budget Could Be $60B Over Spend...

defensenews.com 16 Nov '14, 7pm

WASHINGTON — As the White House and Pentagon pass drafts of the fiscal 2016 defense budget back and forth before submittin...

How Do You Justify Spending $600 to a Non-Sneakerhead?

How Do You Justify Spending $600 to a Non-Sneak...

kicksonfire.com 27 Nov '14, 3am

The stress of feeling the need to explain myself was enough to make me regret my decision. But then, my aunt blindsided me...