CPRE's evidence recommends ending the expansion of the trunk road network which creates more traffic in country and town, seriously damages quality of life and increases carbon emissions, without improving real accessibility for rural areas. This document shows why any new transport schemes must improve accessibility rather than give hypothetical time savings, and why transport policy must give urgent priority to the promotion of car sharing and the reduction of car dependency.
A response by CPRE London to the consultation on the draft strategy
The London branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE London) welcomes a number of the the strategy's high-level ideas, such as better public space, greater use of the Thames, public transport upgrades, car clubs and cycle hire. However, we are concerned that the strategy does not do enough to support the growth of cycling and walking, and could hinder London's economic development, carbon impact and quality of life (including tranquillity and air quality).
CPRE evidence to the Transport Select Committee
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) believes that the present laissez-faire approach to the use of airspace is unsustainable. Action is required urgently to deal with the flaws in the present arrangements, which have developed in an uncoordinated manner and are based on outdated evidence.
Tranquillity mapping has highlighted that road noise is one of the biggest causes of lost tranquillity in the countryside. Produced by a consultancy on behalf of the Noise Association, this report gives a human perspective to this quantitative mapping and includes case studies involving CPRE branches.
A think piece by CPRE
The Department for Transport is carrying out the biggest review of traffic signs policy in forty years while drawing up its Road Safety Strategy for the next twenty years. This think piece examines possibilities for reform in the way we sign speed limits to reduce clutter and improve road safety.
Memorandum of evidence by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) to the inquiry by the Transport Committee
The Spending Review needs to be rural-proofed to ensure that rural bus services and road maintenance does not suffer disproportionately. New ways to appraise transport investment and ensure effective sub-national planning of transport schemes are needed. NB This written evidence has been submitted to the Transport Committee and is now its property.