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Andrew Allen

Stories

  • Traffic

    More roads mean more traffic – an inconvenient truth the government has ignoredSubscription

    4 December, 2014Comments (6)

    The Autumn Statement was a missed opportunity. Despite some positive announcements on devolution, the government’s fetish for ever more roads comes at the expense of both the environment and more effective and better value public transport alternatives.

  • Traffic on M6

    Future road building based on outdated trendsSubscription

    24 October, 2014

    As ever, there has been plenty of rumour about what is likely to be announced in the Autumn Statement. Damaging road schemes are set to be a key part.

  • Andrew Allen

    Spend more in reducing roads impactSubscription

    25 September, 2014Comments (1)

    In his Autumn Statement this December, chancellor George Osborne will announce details of the first Road Investment Strategy (RIS). Controversially this will not only cover maintenance spending, but will increase the budget for road construction from £1.5bn in 2014-15 to £3.8bn in 2020-21.