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LGA responds to pothole report by RAC Foundation

"The Government is spending 52 times per mile more on maintaining our national roads – which make up just 3 per cent of all roads – than on local roads, which are controlled by councils and make up 97 per cent of England’s road network."

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LGA responds to Clean Air Strategy

“Councils are determined to reduce the impact of harmful emissions on the health of our communities but if the Government’s air quality plans and any new local powers are to be successful, they need to be underpinned by local flexibility and sufficient funding. “Councils also need local powers to further tackle air pollution, particularly with regard to moving traffic offences, government support on planning and transport matters, and robust national action to help the country transition to low-emission vehicles and power generation.”

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LGA responds to report on council parking revenue

Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman for the LGA, responds to a report by confused.com on councils’ parking income and investment in roads.

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Response to RAC Foundation report on road bridges

The Government is spending 52 times more on maintaining our national roads – which make up just 3 per cent of all roads – than on local roads, which are controlled by councils and make up 97 per cent of England’s road network.

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LGA responds to DFT measures to improve cyclist safety

"Councils have long called for a suite of moving traffic offence enforcement powers to protect cyclists and motorists."

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LGA responds to RAC survey on 'yellow box' junction enforcement

Councillor Martin Tett, Transport spokesman for the LGA, responds to an RAC survey which found that more than a third of motorists believe councils outside London should be able to enforce ‘yellow box’ junctions.

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LGA responds to report on planning new housing developments

Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman for the Local Government Association, responds to a report by Transport for New Homes on planning new housing developments.

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LGA responds to RAC pothole breakdown report

“Keeping roads safe for all users is one of the most important jobs councils do and is reflected in the fact that local authorities are fixing a pothole every 21 seconds. “However, only long-term, consistent and fairer government investment in local road maintenance can allow councils to embark on the widespread improvement of our roads that is desperately needed. Spending 52 times more on maintaining our national roads when very few journeys begin and end on a motorway or trunk road will only serve to help motorists reach increased delays and congestion on local roads more quickly. “The LGA

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LGA responds to taxi licensing report

"Councils have long-called for existing outdated taxi laws to be updated and strengthened so we are pleased that many of our recommendations have been supported in this report."

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LGA responds to RAC annual motoring report

The LGA has long-called for more public transport funding so it is pleasing to see this echoed by an overwhelming majority of motorists who would use more public transport if it was better.