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State of UK roads is “putting lives at risk”

New research has revealed the “alarming extent” of the UK’s pothole problem, with London’s pothole count currently exceeding 49,000, an increase of 33% in 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, according to new research collated by JMW Solicitors. The boroughs with the largest percentage increase in reported potholes …

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Government to fund research on pothole repair

Funding for new technology that could help stop potholes from forming has been announced by transport secretary Chris Grayling. The Government will provide £22.9 million for research and trials on new surface materials or pothole repair. Real-world tests of new road surfaces and technologies in eight local authorities will see …

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Additional £420 million to be invested in potholes

The Chancellor will announce an extra £420 million for local councils to fix potholes, the BBC has reported. Philip Hammond is expected to make the announcement in the budget today, alongside news that councils will also be given an extra £150 million to improve junctions on local roads. The £420 …

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Cyclists facing “most dangerous roads in seven years”

New research suggests that cyclists are facing their most dangerous riding conditions in seven years as the number of potholes blighting Britain’s roads skyrockets. New figures show that there were 10,578 reported highways holes in the first four months of the year – the highest number since 2011. April proved …

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Free2cycle CEO comments on pothole ‘epidemic’

In response to the AA’s pothole epidemic report, free2cycle CEO, Eric Craig has released a statement commenting on the verdict. Craig said: “The AA’s report into the damage caused by potholes is an eye-opener; however it also misses a serious point. Whilst cars may be sustaining significant damage, no mention …

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Pothole fund “too little too late”

Responding to the Government’s announcement of a further £100 million for pothole repairs following the recent severe winter weather, Sam Jones Cycling UK’s senior campaigns officer commented: “Any funding which will help improve our roads is welcome, but it does not change the fact it is still too little too …

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Authorities have spent £43.3 million dealing with potholes

BikeBiz recently published the news that half of all cyclists have been harmed after riding into potholes. The research, which was conducted Cycling UK and Cycling Weekly, was aired in a BBC 5 Live investigation. Cycling UK has now revealed new findings showing that local authorities have spent at least …

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