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Our successes in numbers, 2018 (text version)

This is the text version of our 'Successes 2018' infographic.

In 2018, with your help, Campaign for Better Transport...

£420 million
Persuaded the Government to allocate £420 million to local authorities in 2018-19 for potholes and road maintenance

Helped win planning permission for new rail freight sidings that will mean 728 fewer lorries per day on Southampton's roads

Met with the Prime Minister's special adviser on transport at 10 Downing Street, plus many more meetings with ministers

Learnt that the benefit-cost ratio of projects enabled by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund was 5:1, according to a 2018 evaluation (the fund was our idea!)

Learnt that the new Ilkeston Station was used 252,000 times this year. The station was built thanks to the New Stations Fund that we suggested and lobbied for

Enabled 2,221 people to respond through our website to a DfT consultation demanding better protection for national parks from road building

Celebrated the tenth anniversary of the older person's bus pass

Helped to get 20,000 responses to the rail industry's Easier Fares Consultation

£2 million 
Secured £2 million in Government support for electric cargo bikes

Supported the Rimrose Valley Friends in organising a demonstration against a new road through a beloved park, attended by 700 people

1.5 million
Called for bus services to be protected on BBC Breakfast, watched by 1.5 million people

Thank you for your support! With your help we can do even more this year.