30 Oct 2012
191 road schemes planned: madness!
"That’s what is being proposed in a massive round of new road schemes being put forward by local councils and new local enterprise partnerships led by businesses. Our new report reveals just how much road building this could mean and what it would cost. It’s time to stop this madness. Big new roads schemes simply tear up the countryside. And they don’t even solve the traffic problems that they’re supposed to."
At least fares are not set to rise as planned - they were set to rise by 6.2% but will now revert to the old formula. That’s still a rise of just over 4%. See more about how a former Conservative Transport Minister and an activist once jailed for opposing road building have come together to launch campaign here.