11 Jun '13, 3pm

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11 June 2013: Drivers, cyclists, pedestrian and rural campaigners, business groups and the general public all agree repairs should be the priority for roads in this month’s Spending Round. At Campaign for Better Transport, we’ve been pushing the idea of a dedicated government ‘Road Repair and Renewal Fund’ since last year. Ahead of the Autumn Statement we wrote to the Transport Secretary alongside the Federation of Small Businesses and the Construction Products Association to call for money to repair millions of ‘shovel-ready’ potholes on local roads rather than big new motorway schemes: our press release and letter. Since then, other business groups like the British Chambers of Commerce (who have talked about a fund with exactly the same name) have joined us in pushing for action on this issue, and even the Sun newspaper has started campaigning on potholes. However, until...

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