Campaign blog posts from 2020
09 October 2020
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
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
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
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.
24 August 2020
Reducing carbon emissions from transport is one of the most pressing environmental challenges we face. So when the Government launched a public consultation this summer on how to shrink transport's carbon footprint, we knew it was a really important opportunity for people to call for action. But...
27 July 2020
This consultation has now closed.
There’s no getting around it: when it comes to reducing carbon emissions, transport is not doing well. In the UK, domestic transport emits more carbon than any other sector. To put this poor performance in context, while emissions from the 'energy supply...
07 July 2020
Before Covid-19 hit, the Government had begun to set out an agenda that would have seen the transport system transformed. The need to reduce carbon emissions to net zero and bring air pollution within legal limits led the Transport Secretary to promise "bold and ambitious action" to ensure that...
28 May 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a significant test for the public transport system, and public communications from the government and media should be carefully calibrated to avoid irreparably damaging people’s confidence in services.
11 May 2020
With the Prime Minister's announcement on Sunday 10 May on the coming relaxation of lockdown, and the direction not to use public transport, there are risks for communities developing that could leave them disconnected.
08 April 2020
In a few short weeks, the day to day lives of everyone in the UK has changed and people’s daily routines have been turned upside down. For millions of people one of the biggest changes has been that they haven’t driven anywhere - not to work, not to do the school run and not to go shopping - for...