Department for Transport written question – answered at on 8 June 2023.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the annual cost to the economy of road traffic congestion in England.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Managing traffic on local roads is the responsibility of local traffic authorities. They are subject to the Network Management Duty, which requires them to manage their roads to deliver ‘expeditious movement’ for all traffic including pedestrians. They have a wide range of tools already available to them to manage congestion and traffic flows.

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