We play a vital role in peoples’ lives. 95 billion journeys take place on our roads every year, carrying a third of the country’s traffic. With more people using our network than any other form of transport, our priority remains improving the safety of those travelling and working on our roads.
We also recognise that congestion is a concern for everyone who uses our roads – adding stress and preventing people from getting to their destination on time. This fund has two themes aimed at alleviating congestion and improving safety on our roads:
Safety – Contributing to improved safety for the people who travel and work on our roads, helping us to achieve a ‘zero harm’ network – where no one is killed or injured on our roads – by 2040.
Congestion – Tackling locations of high congestion on our roads and keeping traffic flowing.