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  • 15 April 2019
    Photo by Bas Bogaerts  © Stad Gent – Dienst Toerisme

    Bridget Fox has been visiting Ghent, Belgium: a medieval city that has embraced the mobility challenges of the 21st Century in a way that sets an inspiring example for communities beyond its borders.

  • 08 April 2019

    With Londoners exposed to some of the highest levels of lethal air pollution, and two million living in areas which exceed legal limits for air quality, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), which comes into force today, is not just a welcome move, it’s a life saving one.

  • 22 March 2019
    Manchester

    Transport for the North's strategy, launched in February, sets out a bold vision for connecting the north. Has it got the right priorities to deliver inclusive growth without destroying the region's environment?

  • 21 March 2019

    In this guest blog, author Tim Smedley talks about his new book, Clearing the Air: the Beginning and the End of Air Pollution, and why we need to urgently tackle the air quality crisis affecting our towns and cities.

  • 11 February 2019
    motorway queue by Sam Leech via Flikr

    Earlier in the year we sent a Freedom of Information request to Highways England to find out how many critical incidents resulting in road closures of more than five hours on the strategic road network involved Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). The answer was startling. 

  • 19 November 2018

    Our transport networks are often disjointed and inefficient, but better integration and more interchanges can help transform them; that’s the conclusion of the new research we published last week.

    We think transport should be easy, affordable to use, accessible to everyone, and...

  • 01 October 2018

    We have written to the Government to raise concerns about the intended roll out of longer lorries on local roads, after the Department for Transport (DfT) issued its annual report on the trial of longer lorries last week.

  • 16 August 2018
    Clean Air Strategy 2018

    The Government’s new Clean Air Strategy takes a comprehensive approach to tackling pollution. But will it give us air that’s fit to breathe?

  • 08 August 2018
    Darren Shirley outside Farringdon Station, London

    In his first blog as Campaign for Better Transport's new Chief Executive, Darren Shirley explains what the future holds for the organisation under his stewardship.

     

  • 23 July 2018
    HGVs on M6

    The latest questionnaire from Brake, the national road safety charity, showed that 79 per cent of drivers are concerned for their safety about the amount of freight being transported on our motorways as lorry traffic on motorways reached a new peak of 7.9 billion vehicle miles in 2017....

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