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Investment in roads: prioritise the environment—and driver safety

More than two-thirds of drivers think removing the hard shoulder puts those who break down at greater risk

By Andy McDonald   March 2020

“More than two-thirds of drivers think removing the hard shoulder puts those who break down at greater risk”

Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges faced across the world. Debates previously held in the abstract are moving into devastating reality. 

So I stand by the Labour Party’s pledge to put tackling climate change at the heart of both our transport and wider economic policy, not least because since 2010 the policies of Tory governments have done so much to undermine sustainable transport.

On road investment the government’s approach has been chaotic. Ministers claimed…

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