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Department for Transport questioned on All Lane Running

9 May 2016

The Transport Committee takes evidence on the impact of permanently converting the motorway hard shoulder into a running lane as part of its All Lane Running inquiry.


Monday 9 May 2016, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 4.15pm

  • Dave Gregory, European Rescue and Recovery Initiative Committee
  • Richard Goddard, European Rescue and Recovery Initiative Committee

At 4.45pm

  • Andrew Jones MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport
  • Jon Griffith, Deputy Director, Road Investment Strategy, Department for Transport
  • Mike Wilson, Chief Operations Officer, Highways England

Purpose of the session

During the first part of the session, the Committee first hears from representatives of the Vehicle Recovery Operator industry, asking whether they are unduly affected by the permanent conversion of the hard shoulder into a running lane.

During the second part of the session, the Committee questions the Department for Transport and Highways England on the oral and written evidence that it has received to date on the deployment of All Lane Running schemes.


Several "all-lane running" motorway schemes in sections of the M1, M4, M5, M6, M42 and M62 are in operation either as part of a managed motorway or with the hard shoulder used as a full-time running lane. Use of all-lane running looks set to expand and the Transport Committee would like to evaluate the evidence generated to date and gather information on the experiences of road users.

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