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Blogs - Campaigns

  • 02 March 2021
    fuel pumps

    Fuel duty has not increased since 2010, a policy that’s somewhat difficult to justify when we are facing a climate crisis and have both a moral and legal duty to reduce our carbon emissions, a third of which come from transport with cars the main culprit. 

  • 24 February 2021
    standing woman looking out of a train window

    The Government’s messaging during the pandemic to avoid public transport has instilled a fear of using bus and rail in many people, which has persisted, despite research indicating that public transport is relatively safer than many other social settings. The danger is that, without a concerted...

  • 18 February 2021

    Transport is essential to the country’s economic recovery post-Covid and to a cleaner, fairer future. The Chancellor has an opportunity in the forthcoming Budget to ensure communities have access to the public transport services they need both now and after the pandemic, as well as putting in...

  • 01 February 2021
    Photo: woman beside road

    What do a small town in Cambridgeshire, an estate on the outskirts of Manchester, and two neighbouring villages in Somerset have in common? All are Big Local areas, part of a resident-led funding programme aiming to create lasting change in their neighbourhoods. And all three identified...

  • 11 November 2020

    In the last of our series of blogs ahead of the Spending Review, we look at the fiscal and regulatory changes and the incentives needed to nudge people towards sustainable transport choices.

  • 28 October 2020
    Man in electric car

    Later this autumn the Government will publish its spending review, setting out spending plans for the various Government departments. In a series of blogs, we're making the case for sustainable transport to be supported as part of a green recovery. Our first blog looked at public transport, our...

  • 09 October 2020
    Photo: boy wearing mask on bus

    Later this autumn the Government will publish its spending review, setting out spending plans for the various Government departments for the coming months and years. The plans that it makes for transport will shape provision, impacting on our environment and our health, the wellbeing of our...

  • 30 September 2020
    Photo: Darren Shirley

    Today is my final day as Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, a role I took over just two years ago but which seems like a lot longer given the changes to both the organisation itself and the larger transport world.

  • 22 September 2020
    Low Traffic Neighbourhood

    We have had many months of lockdown over the summer where families and communities celebrated daily life on their street with less traffic. As we head into Autumn, and World Car Free Day on 22 September, let’s celebrate the benefits we have seen so far this year. 

  • 04 September 2020
    Photo: man and child with buses

    How - as a country - can we reduce carbon emissions from transport? With transport responsible for more emissions than any other sector, it's one of the most pressing environmental challenges we face.

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