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Blogs - Campaigns

  • 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...

  • 18 February 2021

    Transport is essential to the country’s economic recovery post-Covid and to a cleaner, fairer future. The Chancellor has an opportunity in the forthcoming Budget to ensure communities have access to the public transport services they need both now and after the pandemic, as well as putting in...

  • 01 February 2021
    Photo: woman beside road

    What do a small town in Cambridgeshire, an estate on the outskirts of Manchester, and two neighbouring villages in Somerset have in common? All are Big Local areas, part of a resident-led funding programme aiming to create lasting change in their neighbourhoods. And all three identified...

  • 11 November 2020

    In the last of our series of blogs ahead of the Spending Review, we look at the fiscal and regulatory changes and the incentives needed to nudge people towards sustainable transport choices.

  • 28 October 2020
    Man in electric car

    Later this autumn the Government will publish its spending review, setting out spending plans for the various Government departments. In a series of blogs, we're making the case for sustainable transport to be supported as part of a green recovery. Our first blog looked at public transport, our...