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Campaign blog posts from 2016

  • 21 July 2016
    Photo: Rail freight terminal

    "We're calling for more freight to be transported by rail, rather than by lorry, to reduce road congestion, accidents, road damage and pollution. I've recently been inspired by a site at Teesport that includes four rail terminals run by AV Dawson.

  • 14 July 2016
    palace of westminster

    Brexit aside, some of the thorniest issues of the current Parliament revolve around transport. While the new Secretary of State ponders what to do about massive infrastructure projects like HS2 and Heathrow, he should reflect that everyday transport - buses, pot holes, rail fares and the like -...

  • 06 July 2016

    Governments are sometimes accused of ‘burying bad news’. There’s certainly no shortage of news of all kinds at the moment. So you could be forgiven for missing one announcement that is good news for sustainable transport. 

    The Sustainable Travel Access Fund has £60M of funding available...

  • 29 June 2016

    The fall-out from the referendum is almost boundless. For transport, as most other policy areas, it will take years for the dust to properly settle. Here is our initial assessment of the scope of change and some of the questions we have about the future.

  • 27 June 2016
    Photo: Lake District

    "British citizens would expect our government to uphold environmental standards, so that they will be as strong or stronger than those we would have had as a member of the EU." After the EU referendum, Matthew Spencer of Green Alliance wrote this blog which he has given us permission to share....

  • 25 May 2016
    Photo: car lights

    You can't go anywhere near any transport coverage these days without hearing about autonomous and connected vehicles. Spurred by Google and Tesla, huge expectations are being put into this technology as the future for mobility. The Government has set up an office for connected and autonomous...

  • 24 May 2016
    Dr Andy Cope

    We've been focusing on active travel in the month of May, contributing to the debate on the Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS). In this guest blog, Dr Andy Cope from Sustrans shares the latest research on the health benefits of active travel. 

    The Government’s...

  • 18 May 2016

    It's buses - not self-driving cars - that are the big transport story from the Queen's Speech. 

  • 05 May 2016

    Spring is in the air, and the sunny weather should make active travel, cycling and walking more attractive than ever.

    So it’s timely that the Government’s long-awaited Cycling & Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) is now out for consultation.  The deadline for comment is 11.45pm on...

  • 03 May 2016
    National Walking Month #Try20

    In this guest blog, Tanya Braun from Living Streets tells us all about National Walking Month.

    "National Walking Month is run by us, Living Streets the UK charity for everyday walking, each May. We want to see more of us take to two feet to improve our health, reduce congestion and...