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Blogs - Campaigns

  • 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. 

  • 19 November 2018

    Our transport networks are often disjointed and inefficient, but better integration and more interchanges can help transform them; that’s the conclusion of the new research we published last week.

    We think transport should be easy, affordable to use, accessible to everyone, and...

  • 01 October 2018

    We have written to the Government to raise concerns about the intended roll out of longer lorries on local roads, after the Department for Transport (DfT) issued its annual report on the trial of longer lorries last week.

  • 16 August 2018
    Clean Air Strategy 2018

    The Government’s new Clean Air Strategy takes a comprehensive approach to tackling pollution. But will it give us air that’s fit to breathe?

  • 08 August 2018
    Darren Shirley outside Farringdon Station, London

    In his first blog as Campaign for Better Transport's new Chief Executive, Darren Shirley explains what the future holds for the organisation under his stewardship.


  • 23 July 2018
    HGVs on M6

    The latest questionnaire from Brake, the national road safety charity, showed that 79 per cent of drivers are concerned for their safety about the amount of freight being transported on our motorways as lorry traffic on motorways reached a new peak of 7.9 billion vehicle miles in 2017....

  • 03 July 2018
    roadside SOS phone

    The UK Committee on Climate Change reports that transport CO2 emissions continue to grow. How can we get the sector back on track?

  • 14 May 2018

    Our response to the Government’s planning policy review says that locating development near transport hubs is the best way to deliver the homes we need.

  • 30 April 2018
    port freight train

    The Government’s Ports Connectivity Study, issued last week, stated that it ‘invested £235 million between 2014 and 2019 to improve rail freight links and £23 billion to provide better journeys on England’s roads’. At the same time, it acknowledges that upgrading the rail freight connections to...

  • 31 March 2018
    Open-topped bus in the Lake District

    This spring, wouldn't it be nice if we could enjoy our favourite beauty spots without filling them with traffic? Nat Taplin, Director of Good Journey, has written us this guest blog on the case for better car-free access to the places we love.