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A Safer Way? CPRE's response to the Government's Road Safety Strategy

CPRE's response welcomes the continued commitment to increase road safety but highlights the need to tackle the intimidation by traffic of walkers and cyclists, while showing that increasing road safety can help tackle issues like climate change and obesity.


A303 Stonehenge Consultation: CPRE Wiltshire response

This document is CPRE Wiltshire's response to Highways England's consultation on the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down scheme. CPRE Wiltshire objects to the proposal to build a 2.9km road tunnel as it will be inadequate to protect the World Heritage Site and its setting.  


Back-pedalling London's cycling revolution?

Transport for London's analysis of the potential for more cycling was flawed and a new approach to planning for cycling is needed, integrating wider land use and transport issues. London should aim for much higher cycling levels, in particular in outer London where cycling levels have dropped. A big shift to more cycling would not just reduce pressures to build new roads and spaces for car parking, it could help reconnect Londoners' to the surrounding countryside.


Beautiful by design

A new aesthetic for the road network

This landmark speech was given in March 2015 by the Rt Hon John Hayes MP, when he was roads minister, to CPRE and the Campaign for Better Transport. It outlines a noble vision of greater harmony between our road network and our priceless countryside. This publication includes a foreword by Sir Andrew Motion, CPRE President, and an introduction from Colin Matthews, Chairmain of Highways England. More information about the speech is available in our features section.


Better not bigger

Why strategic roads need a green retrofit programme

This report, produced by CPRE and the Campaign for Better Transport, sets out aspirations for roads retrofitting programme, to reduce environmental impacts. Measures could include improved conditions for cycling and walking, plus restoring tranquillity by tackling noise and visual intrusion.


Beyond Transport Infrastructure

Lessons for the future from recent road projects

This landmark report was commissioned by the Countryside Agency and CPRE to investigate what happens to road schemes once they have been built. Key findings showed that new roads - including bypasses - fail to tackle congestion, actively increasing traffic levels and pressure for related development, while harming landscape character and tranquillity.


CPRE's Guide to Quiet Lanes

Following CPRE's successful campaigning, local authorities are able to designate country lanes as 'Quiet Lanes' in rural areas, under the Transport Act 2000. This accessible and informative guide will explain what Quiet Lanes are, their benefits and, step-by-step, how to promote them in your area.


CPRE's response to Major Roads Network Consultation

CPRE's response to the consultation on proposals to create a major network. The response was to a report titled: ‘Creation of a Major Road Network: Moving Britain Ahead’. We set out a summary of our approach to the proposals and how we feel they could be improved for the benefit of the English countryside


Developing a Strategy for Smart and Integrated Ticketing

A response by CPRE to the Department for Transport consultation

This response explores how increased levels of smart and integrating ticketing can be rolled out across rural areas, incorporating existing best practice such as  'demand responsive' bus services, and facilitating investment small rural operators.


Developing a sustainable framework for UK aviation: Scoping document

A Response by the Campaign to Protect Rural England to the Department for Transport's Consultation

CPRE believes that there are a number of fundamental problems with the assumptions used to justify the very significant increases in aviation that the Framework seeks to provide for. There is a pressing need for a further fundamental revision of forecasts for aviation, which are likely to mean at most a far lower rate of growth.


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