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Say No to the Expressway!

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. 


Latest news:

Oxford-Cambridge expressway: the real costs, and the dubious benefits
  Highways England’s own analysis of the Expressway shows a benefit:cost ratio (BCR) in the range of 1.1 – 1.3,
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Tory County Councillors refuse to oppose the Expressway.
‘The Expressway is an abomination. It will increase traffic, noise, pollution and ill health and worsen climate change’, said Chair
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Action on Climate and Expressway at Oxfordshire County Council
Dr Hazel Dawe, Chair of the No Expressway Alliance, will be speaking at the County Council meeting on 2nd April.
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Stopping the Expressway A No Expressway Alliance conference
Saturday March 30th    10.30am – 4pm John Paul II Conference Centre, Bicester Webb Court, Causeway, Bicester OX26 6AW This event
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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 road would:

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. Groups – download and  fill in our membership form by clicking here:

Individuals are welcome to join as Supporters – fill in the lower part of the form as above.

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