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  • 08 August 2018
    Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport

    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....

  • 03 July 2018
    roadside SOS phone

    The UK Committee on Climate Change reports that transport CO2 emissions continue to grow. How can we get the sector back on track?

  • 14 May 2018

    Our response to the Government’s planning policy review says that locating development near transport hubs is the best way to deliver the homes we need.

  • 30 April 2018
    port freight train

    The Government’s Ports Connectivity Study, issued last week, stated that it ‘invested £235 million between 2014 and 2019 to improve rail freight links and £23 billion to provide better journeys on England’s roads’. At the same time, it acknowledges that upgrading the rail freight connections to...

  • 31 March 2018
    Open-topped bus in the Lake District

    This spring, wouldn't it be nice if we could enjoy our favourite beauty spots without filling them with traffic? Nat Taplin, Director of Good Journey, has written us this guest blog on the case for better car-free access to the places we love.

  • 26 March 2018
    Graph: HGVs only pay a third of the costs they impose on the economy and society

    HGVs are still only paying a third of the costs they impose on the economy and society in terms of road congestion, road crashes, road damage and pollution costs. This means HGVs are being subsidised by the taxpayer to the tune of £6 billion a year.

  • 21 March 2018
    Photo: Steve Melia

    Politicians promise that building roads and runways will boost the economy and create lots of jobs... but are their claims justified? Our new guest blog by Steve Melia from the Centre for Transport and Society (University of the West of England) suggests otherwise.

  • 19 March 2018
    MaaS: Putting Transit Front and Center of the Conversation

    Mobility as a Service is widely discussed as the next big idea in transport. Harnessing technology to offer more travel choices can greatly improve personal mobility – but can we do that without adding to congestion and pollution? A new report, MaaS: Putting Transit Front and Center of the...

  • 10 January 2018

    Cambridgeshire is seeing unprecedented pressure for jobs and housing growth. But will plans to dual a busy road help or hinder the creation a modern, efficient transport system for the county?

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