30 Jun '16, 4pm

Transport Committee MPs back our call to stop All Lane Running

In our evidence to the Committee , we highlighted problems of induced traffic and air pollution from increasing road capacity, as well as obvious and serious concerns about safety. We are not alone. Motoring groups, emergency services and transport experts have united in speaking out against all lane running. The hard shoulder fulfils a purpose, both as a refuge area and even more importantly, as an emergency access route. And it provides some limited buffer space between noisy, polluting traffic and the surrounding area. We called for a moratorium – a halt to any new all lane running schemes, and a review of existing sections where air pollution and safety are worsening. We agreed that there is a case for the original “managed motorway” concept, which introduces a controlled environment and uses the hard shoulder in exceptional cases. In the pilot study on the M42, where ...

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