This is the first oral evidence session for an inquiry that examines whether the policies set out by the Government in its Action for Roads command paper and recent spending decisions will make travel on England's strategic road network better for the public in future.
Monday 25 November 2013, The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
- Professor Phil Goodwin, Emeritus Professor of Transport Policy at University College London (UCL) and University of the West of England (UWE)
- Alan Cook, non-executive director of the Highways Agency
- Sir John Armitt, Chairman of National Express Group
Ahead of this session the Transport Committee has commissioned a brief report from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) that examines the arguments for and against 'peak car' (the idea that car use has peaked in the UK and other developed countries versus whether or not traffic, especially car use, will continue to grow indefinitely into the future).
The hashtag for this inquiry is #betterroads