Every village, every hour: a comprehensive bus network for rural England

Every village, every hour: a comprehensive bus network for rural England

Every village, every hour: a comprehensive bus network for rural England This report for the Campaign to Protect Rural England shows that for less expenditure than the government’s road-building programme. England could have a world-leading rural bus network matching Swiss standards that guarantee every village of more than three hundred people at least an hourly…

Traffic noise in rural areas: personal experiences of people affected

Traffic noise in rural areas: personal experiences of people affected

Traffic noise in rural areas: personal experiences of people affected Five case studies gathered qualitative evidence of the under-reported issues arising from traffic noise in rural areas. Findings fell into two broad categories: surprisingly severe experience of noise where people live near busy rural roads, even to the extent of health problems; and significant degradation…

Beyond transport infrastructure: lessons for the future from recent road projects

Beyond transport infrastructure: lessons for the future from recent road projects

Beyond transport infrastructure: lessons for the future from recent road projects This report examined the effects of road schemes on traffic growth, landscape and development pressure. It looked at the appraisal process before a road is built and the evaluation process afterwards. There are three detailed case studies: the Newbury Bypass, M65 Blackburn Southern Bypass…

Rural transport futures: transport solutions for a thriving countryside

Rural transport futures: transport solutions for a thriving countryside

Rural transport futures: transport solutions for a thriving countryside Other European countries have much better rural transport than Britain. This project examined three rural case study areas in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, and identified best practice in relation to demand-responsive transport, public transport integration, sustainable tourism, mobility management and cycling. The project was funded…