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Save our countryside from bulldozers and savage local transport cuts

Roads being built, local bus services

On 1 December, the Government set out the biggest road-building programme since the 1970s.

Over a thousand miles of new and widened roads threaten swathes of countryside, including our most precious National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Green Belt.

Savage cuts to local transport
But a return of bulldozers is not the only threat the countryside now faces. To pay for the tripling of spending on major roads, local authorities face savage cuts to local transport budgets.

Buses, road safety, cycling schemes as well as road maintenance will be slashed to the bone. The countryside will become increasingly cut off to those without a car, particularly at evenings and weekends. Widened motorways will get smoother surfaces while our local roads crumble.

When the Government took power in 2010, it was sustainable travel rather than damaging road expansion that was in the manifestos. Now they seem more intent on listening to big business and the roads lobby.

Make your voice heard, write to your MP
On 8 December the Infrastructure Bill starts its passage in the House of Commons. If we do not manage to change it, it would lock higher spending on roads into law. Funding of alternatives will be squeezed, particularly in rural areas. The next two months are critical. It’s time to make them listen to us.

By taking action today you can send a message to your MP that we need a change of direction on transport. Send the letter that we’ve provided for you today to your MP and stand up for our countryside.

Together we can save the countryside 

Write to your MP

Please help us to get a change of direction on transport to save our countryside from damaging road schemes at the expense of local transport. To help you we have drafted a letter you can email, please feel free to amend it and give examples where you live.

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