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MPs right to call for the Government to commit to sustainable transport

1 September 2016

Campaign for Better Transport welcomed the Environmental Audit Committee report on sustainability at the Department for Transport and said it would be writing to the Department demanding action.

Bridget Fox, Sustainable Transport Campaigner, said:

"The report shows that the Government is not doing enough to decarbonise transport and avoid building damaging infrastructure projects. Stronger action to clean up polluting vehicles is welcome but ultimately the answer lies in reducing car dependency, getting more freight onto rail and investing in good quality public transport alternatives. The call today from Team GB's Olympic cycling champions for investment in everyday cycling is part of this solution. We'll be writing to the Department for Transport Permanent Secretary demanding action on this report."

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For further information please contact James MacColl, Head of Campaigns at Campaign for Better Transport, on 020 7566 6484/07984 773 468 or james.maccoll@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

1. Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee has today published its report on 'Sustainability in the Department for Transport' which says that Department for Transport needs a clear strategy to increase the use of ultra-low emission vehicles, reduce air pollution and deal with the VW cheat device scandal so that it can meet decarbonisation and air quality targets.

2. A group of the UK's medal winning cyclists from the Rio Olympics have written to the Prime Minister asking her to invest in everyday cycling.

3. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).