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Campaigners welcome new Nottingham tram routes

25 August 2015

Campaign for Better Transport welcomed the opening of new tram lines in Nottingham today and urged other places to follow the city's example of a workplace parking levy to fund good public transport. 

James MacColl, Head of Campaigns, Campaign for Better Transport said:

"Nottingham is getting great new public transport - new tram lines, new electric buses, and a greatly improved rail station - and part of the money is coming from a levy on parking spaces at workplaces in the city.

Given the funding issues facing public transport, we want more cities to look at innovative charging mechanisms like this and to follow Nottingham in creating better, cleaner public transport networks."

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For further information please contact:

Richard Watkins, Press Officer, Campaign for Better Transport on 020 7566 6494 or Richard.watkins@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to editors

Read Nottingham City Council’s press release on the new expanded tram network – History made as new tram routes open

Read about Nottingham City Council’s workplace parking levy here - About the Workplace Parking Levy (WPL)

Stephen Joseph, the Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport is Chair of Nottingham’s Public Transport Integration Board and the city is one of eight shortlisted by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles for “Go Ultra Low” city funding.    

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).