31 Jul '17, 1pm

Read our road campaigner Bridget's latest blog to find out how you can help us find & transform the ugliest roads

As campaigners, we rightly focus on the function of roads, sharing ideas on how we can make them safer, fund them fairly, allocate space better, and improve conditions for buses, cyclists and pedestrians. We continue to highlight the environmental cost of new roads and the need for a green retrofit to existing ones: air pollution , noise, and the impact on wildlife are real problems that we are working with other green groups to address. But what about the visual impact? Whether it’s cluttered streets in our towns, ugly stretches of concrete in the countryside or a badly-designed junction, roads are major structures which, like new buildings, can complement their setting or spoil it. And if a road is badly designed visually, it’s often bad in practice too, fragmenting habitats and communities, hazardous to cross, and generally a negative presence. The Ribblehead rail viadu...

Full article: http://bettertransport.org.uk/blog/roads/help-us-transfor...

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