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Landmark research shows scant evidence that road schemes produce economic benefits, but that they increase traffic dramatically and damage the countryside.

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Government is backing a report by the National Infrastructure Commission that recommends the creation of a 'silicon beltway' between Oxford and Cambridge, including a new expressway and a significant increase in housing along the route.  But what problem is this trying to fix, what problems will it cause and is a new road an old (& wrong?) solution?

Published in Current news
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 15:14

Potential new road link between Culham and Didcot

Oxfordshire County Council is developing proposals for a new road link and crossing over the River Thames to link Culham Science Centre and Didcot to meet the economic growth predicted in the Science Vale Area. 

Published in News
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:36

SNARL in South Newington

With lorries and cars continuing to make their lives a misery, South Newington residents launch a website to keep up the battle for action on the A361.    

Published in News
Friday, 30 March 2012 09:41

Thrupp Lane

Thrupp Lane residents suffer from hundreds of massive and heavily laden vehicles squeezing, rumbling and clattering down a lane that (except for the tarmac) is unchanged since pedestrians and horse-drawn vehicles carved it out hundreds of years ago.

Published in News archive
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 08:34

Right direction for rural transport

CPRE calls on the Secretary of State for Transport to set out the right policies on rural transport.

Published in News archive
Monday, 01 October 2012 10:31

Roadside clutter

Road signs provide essential information for road users and promote road safety. But increasingly there are too many signs. Some are officially sanctioned, but many more are unofficial advertising. Each sign is no doubt introduced with the best of intentions, but such clutter can create confusion, distract motorists and deface the rural landscape.

Artificial gates, flashing illuminated signs, coloured road surfaces, rumble strips, speed humps, chicanes of planters: when used together, they disfigure villages and roadsides and they’re expensive to install and maintain. A balance is needed. Essential signs should of course be maintained but they need to be sensitive to the character of the surrounding countryside.

A particularly ugly recent phenomenon is the growing number of advertising hoardings in fields by the roadside, and old vans emblazoned with advertising which park more or less permanently in laybys.  To report an illegally parked advertising van to the authorities you need to have observed it twice during the day perhaps on your way to work or the shops and on the way back. Take photos of it to prove it hasn’t moved. The authorities then have enough information to contact the advertiser and get it removed.

Published in News archive
Friday, 20 July 2012 15:46

Rural road safety

20 July 2012

You may think that cycling and walking in the countryside will be wonderful and relaxing, but the reality can be different, with pedestrians and cyclists competing for space on narrow roads with fast cars.

Published in News archive

19 June 2012

SUCCESS! Secretary of State turns down Cogges Link Road after 25 years of campaigning against it

Published in News archive
Friday, 19 August 2011 15:35

What we think about transport policy

We all need to get from A to B. And sometimes it feels like we're all trying to get from A to B at the same time. We think transport policy needs to be more 'joined up' and to focus on public transport - especially rail.

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