The Committee would welcome written evidence on their safety, and public confidence in their use, as well as their impact on congestion.
They are particularly interested in views on:
- the benefits of smart motorways, for instance, to reduce congestion on busy sections of motorway, and how necessary they are;
- the safety of smart motorways, the adequacy of safety measures in place and how safety could be improved;
- whether All Lane Running is the most suitable type of smart motorway to roll out or if there are better alternatives;
- public confidence in using smart motorways and how this could be improved;
- the impact of smart motorways on the usage and safety of other roads in the strategic road network;
- the effectiveness of Highways England’s delivery of the smart motorways programme, the impact of construction works, and the costs of implementation.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology Trustees propose submitting a response to this consultation and invite comments from Members who have expertise in this area and have studied the consultation documents. In its capacity as a professional body, the IET will confine itself to only addressing those questions that are within its area(s) of competence.
For more information and a summary of the questions, please refer to the consultation webpage or our website.
This consultation is closed for comment.