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Campaign blog posts from 2015

  • 22 December 2015

    Freedom of Information requests have revealed that NHS hospitals are making up to £3 million a year in car park charges. Discriminating against people who are sick or disabled is of course totally unacceptable, but there are thousands more people who are discriminated against because they do not...

  • 21 December 2015

    Given that trucks contribute around 22 per cent of UK’s road transport emissions, and that truck efficiency has not really improved significantly in the past decade, it is wrong that there are no CO2 standards for trucks, unlike cars and vans.

  • 15 December 2015

    Big delays and cost overruns have left Network Rail in a hole. The Shaw Review is consulting on the future of the organisation with options including breaking it up and even privatisation. Have your say – here are our pointers on how to respond.

  • 03 December 2015
    Photo: Climate march

    Fifty thousand people took to the streets of London at the weekend to call for strong action on climate change, ahead of this week's talks in Paris. We were there to highlight the crucial role of transport.

  • 26 November 2015
    Photo: construction work

    So after months of waiting we can now see transport spending priorities for the next few years - and it's not a good read.

  • 28 October 2015

    It’s National Lorry Week, and we’re calling on the freight industry and the Government to play to the strengths of different transport modes and make sure rail plays its role in the future of freight.

  • 23 October 2015

    Across the country, 29,000 people die prematurely from particulate matter pollution each year, and 23,500 from nitrogen dioxide. Road transport is the main culprit. After losing a Supreme Court case the Government is finally being forced to act. By the end of 2015, it must have a plan in place...

  • 28 September 2015

    Transport & Environment (T&E) celebrated its 25th Birthday earlier this year; as a founding member, we at Campaign for Better transport look at what T&E was set up to do and what's ahead for the organisation.

  • 31 August 2015
    Photo: people at airport

    We've experienced over 200 years of growth in mobility, with individuals travelling ever further, faster and more frequently. Governments proclaim the benefits of more airport capacity, more roads and bypasses, more high speed rail as good for happiness, wealth and quality of life. But in this...

  • 13 August 2015
    Bikes in a row

    How's this for an example of transport changing people's lives? In Derby, a survey of job seekers showed that over half felt transport was a barrier to getting back to work – so a Bike It project was set up. The charity Life Cycle collects donated bikes, then works with offenders at Stocken...