16 October 2015
Local campaigners are coming together to launch a new group - Campaign for Better Transport South West - which will aim to tackle the many problems facing everyday transport in the South West, from bus cuts and needless new roads, to poor rail links.
Chris Todd, Roads Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport, said:
“We urge people to book their place at the launch event in Bristol for our new transport group, Campaign for Better Transport South West. It's an opportunity, for people to voice their concerns about transport in the region and get involved in issues that really matter to them. They might want improved rail links within the South West and to the rest of the country, oppose cuts to essential bus services, want better walking and cycling or are concerned about air pollution.
"As cuts to public transport really take hold, over the next few years billions of pounds will be spent on new road schemes in the South West meaning more traffic, more pollution and the destruction of the surrounding countryside – this is wrong!
"We call on everyone who cares about transport in the South West to join us and help change things for the better.”
When: Saturday 14 November 2015
Where: Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY
Book: A place at the free launch event can be booked here
Guest speakers: Steve Melia, Senior Lecturer in Transport and Planning at University of the West of England and Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport
For further information please contact:
Richard Watkins, Press Officer, at Campaign for Better Transport on 020 7566 6494 / 07984 773468 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors
1. People can register their interest to attend the launch event here - What’s your beef
2. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).