Lib Dem pothole pledge is welcomed, but RAC says money is not the only answer

As a part of their 2024 manifesto, the Liberal Democrats have committed to spending £300m to fill in over 1.2 million potholes a year, should they win the General Election. The party’s leader, Sir Ed Davey said: “The Conservatives have driven us down a motorway of decay – roads are crumbling, and motorists are suffering […]

Transport sector responds to Liberal Democrats’ Manifesto

Following the launch of the Liberal Democrats’ political manifesto ahead of the General Election on 4 July, the RAC’s head of policy Simon Williams said: “We welcome promises of more money for local road maintenance, ensuring fuel prices are fair and additional support for the transition to electric vehicles, but without clear spending allocations it’s impossible to […]

Liberal Democrats pledge to reverse cuts to cycling and walking budgets

A motion supporting reversing government cuts to cycling and walking in England at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference passed during this morning’s debate on transport. Cycling UK has reacted to support the commitment, but urged the Party to be bolder in its ambitions. Ministers cut the dedicated budget for cycling and walking by 75% in March 2023, […]

Potholes “taking over 18 months to fix”

New figures suggest there are areas of the country where individual potholes are taking more than eighteen months to be repaired . Data obtained by the Liberal Democrats through Freedom of Information requests suggests that some councils in England are taking over a month on average to fix potholes once they have been reported, with […]

Lib Dem mayoral candidate plans pay-as-you-drive charging

The Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor is promising to introduce a new charging scheme to reduce road use in London, and also to scrap the Silvertown Tunnel project. In her manifesto launched ahead of next month’s election, Luisa Porritt (pictured) says she will replace London’s “arbitrary system of multiple road use charges” with a […]


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