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Campaign blog posts from 2016

  • 20 April 2016
    Midland Metro tram link under construction in Birmingham

    Some excellent public transport schemes, more widespread investment in walking & cycling, but still a dominance of road schemes and a lack of transparency – that’s the headline verdict on the 2015-2016 transport proposals from England’s LEPs.

    Campaign for Better Transport has been...

  • 18 April 2016
    Photo: family on bikes by the sea

    Whether you take a UK holiday by bus, explore Europe by train, or set off on a cycle path... you don't need to fly to have an adventure.

  • 07 April 2016

    Hello! I’m excited to be joining Campaign for Better Transport as the new Public Transport Campaigner, developing Campaign for Better Transport’s national campaigns on bus and rail.

  • 04 April 2016
    Photo: Paris

    As part of our celebration of green holidays, we're giving away a pair of return tickets to Paris with Eurostar!

  • 15 March 2016

    The Government has responded to the National Infrastructure Commission by announcing big upgrades to the north of England’s rail network. But despite the Commission’s lukewarm reaction to a trans-Pennine road tunnel, the Treasury appears hell-bent on the scheme. 

  • 10 March 2016

    The Chancellor should use the Budget to raise fuel duty and spend the money mending local roads and investing in cycling, walking and public transport.

  • 15 February 2016
    Direct Rail Services Tesco traffic which produces 87 per cent less CO2 emissions than HGVs

    The Department for Transport will be giving a thorough review of the carbon emissions caused by freight. This is a great opportunity to highlight the many problems with truck freight and the benefits rail can offer, and we'll be playing a part in making sure these issues are covered.

  • 20 January 2016

    Rail passenger growth in the last two decades has been hugely impressive, but it has also been very uneven. We've mapped how passenger numbers have changed across the network. The result says a lot about rail's strengths as well as showing where investment and support are now long overdue.