Steve Melia is Senior Lecturer in Transport and Planning at the University of the West of England. He is the author of Urban Transport Without the Hot Air (UIT Cambridge, 2015). He has advised government departments and several local authorities on urban transport planning and has given evidence in public inquiries on road schemes and plans to build new towns.
Chronicling 30 years of public protest, government U-turns and environmental destruction, this is the story of Britain's transport policy
The Newbury Bypass was Britain’s most controversial road-building project and saw Britain’s biggest ever anti-road protest. Steve Melia looks back and asks what has changed since.Read full article