Insulate Britain activists block the A41 roundabout between Watford and Kings Langley.
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Climate activists don’t have to be popular to achieve their goals.
An e-highway test track in Germany.
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Heavy goods vehicles predominantly run on diesel. Here are three options for eliminating their emissions.
One more lane won’t fix Britain’s congested motorways.
Salmon crowd a river in Washington State in the US as they swim upstream to spawn.
A recent US study found tyre chemicals were polluting rivers and poisoning migratory salmon.
Motorways were once seen as a way of reducing congestion in our towns and cities. But the more we build, the more they fill with drivers.
Irish trade with the EU contributes an additional 34 tonnes of toxic nitrogen oxides to air in the UK each year.
The Mongu-Kalabo Road crosses the Barotse Floodplain in western Zambia.
Road and rail construction is booming in sub-Saharan Africa, but the pandemic has brought a welcome pause for reflection.
NSW Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance announces a move to the next stage of planning for the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link project in November 2019.
Once again, the state looks intent on pressing ahead with a huge road project without releasing a business case. Among the many concerns is the failure to look at lower-emission alternatives.
UK government minister Liz Truss says upping the motorway speed limit will increase productivity. Let’s look at the facts.
A road to nowhere?
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Solar roadways have been promoted as a way to fight climate change, put people to work and make driving safer. But on closer inspection the reality is less than impressive.
The East-West Link is only one example of myriad infrastructure projects that have caused community controversy.
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We need to consider why transport infrastructure is so controversial, and how politicians can ensure they have the public’s trust when making announcements for all transport projects.
Sydney’s WestConnex is being constructed as a “high priority” project, despite its business case failing to meet Infrastructure Australia’s stated requirements.
Analysis of the business cases for three of the biggest projects deemed “high priority” by Infrastructure Australia raises questions about the process.
Conventional approaches to assessing the impact of cameras on collisions may be overoptimistic.
Would you take a longer route to work for the good of all?
The freeway presents a unique problem for the advance of autonomous vehicles.
Self-driving cars may not be the solution to all our transport woes. Better to focus on public transport.
While there may be bad congestion in parts of Australia’s cities now, data suggest that car use has peaked.
There is a new fear on the block … traffic congestion. But do we have to accept that congestion trends will overwhelm us? Is it really right to fear congestion?
People travelled a total of 40 trillion km in 2012, mostly by car.
Across the western world, the distance people travel is starting to fall. That’s a good thing, for us and the environment.
Economic modelling suggests raising fuel taxes could get cars off the road - and therefore save lives.
Road safety is a seriously important public policy issue. Around 1.3 million people die in road crashes around the world each year. Among teenagers and young adults, road crashes are the number-one cause…
Australia’s transport is among the least energy efficient, largely thanks to continuing investment in roads over rail.
Australia has scored poorly in the energy efficiency of its land transport, and is well behind other major economies, a recent international scorecard has revealed. That means Australians are using more…
Wales is thataway.
New tax-and-spend powers mean the Welsh government will soon have some serious money to play with. The usual advice to the newly rich is to not spend it all at once, but in this case that already appears…