Transport Network Report into Road funding governance
Transport Network have created a report with the new inquiry into the funding and governance of roads across England. Here's some of the key points reported by the Transport Network:
"Local roads make up around 98% of the total road network length and carry two-thirds of motor traffic, however they receive much less cash than the strategic network per mile and stuck in a mire of complicated and inefficient funding arrangements."
Chair of the Transport Committee, Lilian Greenwood MP, said: "This plague of potholes represents a major headache for all of us. The consequences of a deteriorating local road network are significant – undermining local economic performance and resulting in direct costs to motorists, through damage to road vehicles. The safety of other road users, particularly cyclists, is compromised."
"Our inquiry aims to investigate the situation in England, including current funding constraints and potential alternative models that could offer a solution. We know that this is a high priority issue among the public and I hope our inquiry will help put the onus on the Government to address it sooner rather than later."
To access the full report, click here.