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Campaign blog posts from 2019

  • 15 October 2019

    The Environment Bill was announced in yesterday's Queen’s Speech, with a commitment that it will include clean air. As it progresses through Parliament, we will continue to work to ensure that it contains the strongest possible measures to protect health and save lives through ensuring transport...

  • 09 July 2019
    car exhaust

    Today marks a year since the Government published its Road to Zero strategy, aimed at setting the UK's road transport sector en route to a low-carbon future. The strategy set out an ambition that half of new cars sold should be ultra-low emission by 2030, and promised a massive roll-out of...

  • 20 June 2019
    Photo: cyclists

    Air pollution is a major problem in many of our towns and cities. But with public awareness and political interest higher than at any time since the 1950s , there is the opportunity for concerted national and local action to reduce pollution and tackle congestion and carbon emissions to boot....

  • 18 June 2019
    Professor Roger Mackett

    Roger Mackett, Emeritus of Transport Studies at University College London, has been carrying out a survey about the difficulties that people with mental health conditions have when they travel. Here he talks about how he did it and what he found.

  • 15 April 2019
    Photo by Bas Bogaerts  © Stad Gent – Dienst Toerisme

    Bridget Fox has been visiting Ghent, Belgium: a medieval city that has embraced the mobility challenges of the 21st Century in a way that sets an inspiring example for communities beyond its borders.

  • 08 April 2019

    With Londoners exposed to some of the highest levels of lethal air pollution, and two million living in areas which exceed legal limits for air quality, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), which comes into force today, is not just a welcome move, it’s a life saving one.

  • 22 March 2019
    Manchester

    Transport for the North's strategy, launched in February, sets out a bold vision for connecting the north. Has it got the right priorities to deliver inclusive growth without destroying the region's environment?

  • 21 March 2019

    In this guest blog, author Tim Smedley talks about his new book, Clearing the Air: the Beginning and the End of Air Pollution, and why we need to urgently tackle the air quality crisis affecting our towns and cities.

  • 11 February 2019
    motorway queue by Sam Leech via Flikr

    Earlier in the year we sent a Freedom of Information request to Highways England to find out how many critical incidents resulting in road closures of more than five hours on the strategic road network involved Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). The answer was startling.