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Blogs - Campaigns

  • 16 August 2022
    Airport with passengers with suitcases in the foreground and the departure board in the background.

    Without doubt, domestic flights are a climate problem. Despite being the most carbon intensive form of transport, flying within the UK continues to be cheaper than taking the train. 

  • 22 July 2022
    Northumberland: photo by Good Journey

    Nat Taplin, Director of Good Journey, has written this guest blog for us on the pleasures of a car-free holiday.

  • 14 July 2022
    Photo: woman on train

    It's one year since the publication of the Government's Transport Decarbonisation Plan which set out how it intends to meet the UK's commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Whilst most other sectors have seen substantial reductions in their emissions, transport – the UK's...

  • 10 May 2022
    Man with suitcase looking out of an airport window into the sunset with the silhouette of an aeroplane in the distance

    Aviation is a climate problem. It is one of the most carbon-intensive forms of transport and one of the most difficult to decarbonise, and it’s getting worse.

  • 05 May 2022
    Two london buses

    Public transport is vital – for our economy, our communities, our health and the environment. It benefits everyone, not just transport users.

  • 24 March 2022
    Photo: traffic

    Either the public finances have improved noticeably or the Chancellor is throwing caution to the wind. Never mind the huge national debt run up by Covid, the effects of Brexit, or the looming economic problems caused by the Russia-Ukraine war, this was a giveaway spring statement from Rishi...

  • 09 March 2022
    Derwenthorpe street

    A guest blog post by Steve Chambers from Transport for New Homes.

    Here at Transport for New Homes we recently published our latest findings from our visits to new housing developments across England. Our new report, Building Car Dependency, includes many photographs of housing estates...

  • 09 February 2022
    John Doherty (driver), Johnny Sweeney (shunter) and Inspector William Knox standing beside a train in Waterside Station in 1973

    Someone once said that the past is another country, and that’s as true for transport as it is for anything else.

  • 10 January 2022
    Campaign for Better Transport team in front of campaign bus

    Sitting down to write this blog about our some of our biggest achievements last year made me realise just how hard we’ve all been working. I think there is a slight misconception about the size of the organisation - largely a result of how loudly we campaign - but we have a tiny staff of just...

  • 27 October 2021
    Photo: man in front of departures board

    I hope other world leaders were not paying too much attention to Rishi Sunak's Budget because if they had caught it, they may well have concluded that the British government is not serious about tackling climate change.