A greener approach to design and maintenance could transform the road network for the better, a new report sets out.  Roads and the Environment: Putting an innovative approach at the heart of RIS2, produced by Campaign for Better Transport with funding from the Rees Jeffreys Roads Fund, shows practical ways that highways managers can make roads better for the environment and for all road users.

By embracing best practice from around the world, it sets out a positive vision of how Highways England’s resources can be used to make the current road network safer, greener and more in keeping with its surroundings.

David Hutchinson, Chair of Trustees, Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, said: “We hope that this report will help to inspire a new generation of highway engineers to think beyond the engineering basics and through high quality design make our main roads better for all.”

The report highlights examples of best practice from around the world to develop a greener approach to the strategic road network and to improve the way it is designed and maintained.