The No Expressway Alliance has been formed by groups opposed to government plans for an ‘Oxford-Cambridge Expressway’. This new road, whatever route may be chosen, would have disastrous impacts on Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. This proposal has been made with no local consultation nor environmental assessment. People’s homes and communities will be blighted for years to come. The road would:
A central reason for building the Expressway is to open up new land for housing along the route. Building homes for car-borne commuters in the countryside does nothing to meet Oxford’s desperate need for low cost homes for local people.
The No Expressway Alliance members believe that:
- There is no need for this road and there is no ‘best’ or ‘least worst’ route
- The plan will not solve the transport problems facing Oxfordshire and will generate more traffic congestion around employment centres such as Oxford.
- The new road will cause significant loss of irreplaceable nature sites across Oxfordshire and the other affected areas.
- The increased car journeys will add to air pollution across the county and increase carbon emissions undermining attempts to tackle climate change.
The Alliance wants to see improved transport links through the rapid construction of the ‘East-West Rail’ Oxford – Cambridge rail link. This should be built before any road programme is developed.
The Alliance welcomes any group that shares our concerns as members. We also welcome individuals as supporters. Join us here. Find out more on this site and follow us on Facebook for updates.