29 Jul '15, 7am

Thanks Becca! Me in my job next to my favourite recent bit of work. Green Retrofit proposals: https:/…

In September, alongside 12 environment and transport groups, we put forward the idea of a 'green retrofit ' of the existing road network and asked that 20 to 30 per cent of the new Highways Agency budget should be set aside for reducing the impact of our roads without expanding capacity and increasing traffic. Up to 2021, this would have involved around £3 billion of investment. We argued that our current roads have very poor environmental standards and that visibility and landscape impacts, noise, air and water pollution, community severance, and safety standards for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians could be significantly improved by retrofitting roads to a much higher standard than in the past. We also proposed ways that the new Strategic Roads Company could be tasked with reducing the number and impact of vehicles on their roads and reduce the huge damage main roads do...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blog/roads/111214-green...

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