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Local roads: new directions to expand capacity and cut jams

Local authorities are responsible for most of England's road network and though the group does not recommend reducing this responsibility, it suggests that an incoming Conservative Government should issue guidance to local councils emphasising the importance of reducing congestion.

Ten suggestions are put forward for improving traffic flow on local roads:

1. Re-phasing traffic lights by abolishing 'all red' sequences, giving priority to main roads, and using traffic sensors for traffic from...

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