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Campaign blog posts from 2021

  • 27 October 2021
    Photo: man in front of departures board

    I hope other world leaders were not paying too much attention to Rishi Sunak's Budget because if they had caught it, they may well have concluded that the British government is not serious about tackling climate change.

  • 14 October 2021
    Sustainable Transport Alliance: image with various transport modes

    Action on transport will be vital in tackling climate change, so we're very glad to be holding an event - together with our partners in the Sustainable Transport Alliance - at the COP26 climate change conference in November. Tickets have sold out, but find out how you can stream the event live...

  • 11 October 2021
    A domestic flight produces up to 7 times more harmful greenhouse gas emissions than the equivalent train journey

    The effects of climate change are being felt around the world. The need for action is urgent. So why is the Government considering making it cheaper to fly from Manchester to London, or London to Edinburgh? 

  • 22 September 2021
    Photo: child playing hopscotch

    Today is Car Free Day, a chance to celebrate the benefits of having less traffic on our roads and think about how we can make car-free travel easier all year round. With events including a street party in Leeds and the chance to try out an eCargo bike in Richmond, councils and communities are...

  • 16 July 2021
    Cycling family

    This week (14 July) the Government published its long-overdue Transport Decarbonisation Plan. Last spring, they had published a document setting out the challenge we face in meeting the targets for reducing carbon emissions from transport.

  • 03 June 2021
    Photo: Alastair at a climate march

    Campaign for Better Transport's Chair of Trustees, John Stewart, remembers our long-time friend and Trustee, the inspiring transport campaigner Alastair Hanton. 

  • 14 April 2021

    While we know public transport use and travel overall and has been much reduced during the pandemic, uncertainty remains around how people’s travel needs and habits will change once the restrictions on travel begin easing, compared to how they used to travel before the pandemic. To better...

  • 01 April 2021
    Photo: bus passenger

    How important is physical connectivity in helping to create a thriving community? That's the question our latest report, produced on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for 'Left Behind' Neighbourhoods and Local Trust, attempted to answer.

  • 02 March 2021
    fuel pumps

    Fuel duty has not increased since 2010, a policy that’s somewhat difficult to justify when we are facing a climate crisis and have both a moral and legal duty to reduce our carbon emissions, a third of which come from transport with cars the main culprit. 

  • 24 February 2021
    standing woman looking out of a train window

    The Government’s messaging during the pandemic to avoid public transport has instilled a fear of using bus and rail in many people, which has persisted, despite research indicating that public transport is relatively safer than many other social settings. The danger is that, without a concerted...