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Pothole in the rain

LGA responds to Asphalt Industry Alliance survey on state of local roads

“Councils share the frustration of motorists about the state of our local roads and, as this survey shows, fixing our roads is a priority for them. Despite the financial pressures councils face, they continue to fix a pothole every 21 seconds."

Pavement and yellow line road

LGA responds to pavement parking ban consultation

“Pavement parking and damaged pavements is one of the biggest complaints from pedestrians – and not just in London."

Electric car being charged

Budget 2020: LGA responds to electric vehicle charging and air quality funding announcements

“This will help tackle climate change and the air quality challenges in our towns and cities."


LGA responds to Budget pothole funding

"Fixing our roads is a top priority for councils, who fix a pothole every 17 seconds."


LGA: Number of extra cars in past decade would cover entire British coastline

More than 3.6 million additional cars were licensed between 2009 and 2019 - an increase in overall licensed cars of 13 per cent.


LGA responds to Centre for Cities report on transport investment

“To help do this, we would like to see the Government in next week’s Budget provide all councils with stable, devolved infrastructure and public transport budgets – ensuring a funding allocation in advance for five years, which would enable them to deliver infrastructure improvements that allow people to move around in less carbon intensive and more sustainable ways."


LGA responds to RAC study of road bridges

"Flooding events in recent weeks have shown how vital bridges are in linking together communities and enabling shoppers and local traders to go about their business and they are of critical importance to our national economy."

London bus in motion

LGA responds to bus and cycling funding announcement

"It is essential that councils can use this new funding to protect services and reverse the reductions in local bus routes forced on local authorities from the £700 million annual funding gap councils face in providing the concessionary fares scheme."


LGA responds to bus services announcement

“Local bus services can be a lifeline to older and vulnerable residents and can also play a key role in tackling congestion and reducing greenhouse gases"


LGA responds to funding announcement for on-street charge points

Cllr David Renard responds to the announcement by the Transport Secretary that funding for on-street charge points is to double.