Transport associations launch manifestos for London and Wales21 April 2016

The Road Haulage Association has released its London Mayoral manifesto, in which it challenges candidates to reject calls for a ban on rush-hour truck deliveries and urges them to work with the industry to reduce congestion, pollution and increase road safety.

The RHA is calling for policies, including: allowing HGVs to use selected bus lanes to cut congestion; penalising cyclists who fail to use cycle highways; repealing the ban on lorries overnight in the capital; and making it compulsory for all new building sites to feature loading/unloading bays.

In addition, in terms of road safety, the association is insisting that replacing HGV deliveries with vans will hinder progress on safety, congestion and pollution.

RHA chief executive Richard Burnett says it’s vital that the new mayor and politicians “work with us and not against us”.

Separately, the Freight Transport Association has published its freight manifesto for Wales, ahead of next month’s Assembly election.

In it, the FTA covers issues such as improving key trade routes and rail infrastructure, removing or reducing the Severn Crossing tolls, and the need for more alternative fuel infrastructure.

Laura Cork

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