A FRESH APPROACH TO THE ROADS THAT MATTER MOST
The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund will be publishing in October 2016 its report on A Major Road Network for England.
Report authors David Quarmby and Phil Carey are proposing a more logical, integrated network of major roads across England - and will set out a toolkit for planning and delivering a better service for users and communities.
About the Project
The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund commissioned in autumn 2014 a substantial two-year Study on ‘Major Roads for the Future’ in England.
The Study has been taking a long term vision – to 2040 – of the role and evolution of the major road network in England, taking account of an unusually broad range of factors appropriate to the long-term timescale.
We have been working closely with key stakeholders to ensure the Study is able to inform and influence policy-making for this Parliament and for the longer term.
The Study is almost complete; we have already set out our Core Proposition, ahead of publishing the full report, and a separate summary document, in October.
The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund
The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund provides support for education and research in transport; and helps fund projects that improve the roadside environment for motorists and other road users.
from our series of occasional Tweets:
David Quarmby and Phil Carey video appearance at Highways Delivery conference on Thursday 23rd - sorry we can't be there in person.
Fresh thinking needed to ensure a region’s road network is truly effective - more from David Quarmby at Highways UK today - and our website.
See our article in the latest Local Transport Today - how we're developing a vision for England's major roads (also on our website).
David Quarmby confirmed as speaker at Highways UK conference on 25 November on the road network we need - should be great event all round.
Coming up: special session on 17 November at Highways UK at the NEC to discuss our report with lead players, including the sub-national transport bodies
September 2016: David Quarmby will preview the report findings at the Highways Management conference in Coventry on 20 September; Phil Carey will speak at the Local Road Futures conference on 4 October.
June 2016: David Quarmby and Phil Carey interviewed by George Lee for the National Highways Academy's 'Highways Delivery 2016' conference - Developing a Vision for England's Major Roads.
June 2016: 'A Road Network for the Whole Economy' - article in Transport Times develops our proposition
June 2016: The report authors outline some emerging conclusions from the Study to the Local Government Association's Economy, Environment, Housing and Transport Board.
April 2016: podcast of CIHT interview with David Quarmby probing the Major Road Network proposition
November 2015: David Quarmby speaks at Highways UK event at London's Excel on how highway investment can support national, regional and local economies
October 2015: Surveyor magazine published first article based on interview with David and Phil
The Study was launched on 12 November 2014. The press release can be downloaded here.