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Blogs - Campaigns

  • 10 May 2022
    Man with suitcase looking out of an airport window into the sunset with the silhouette of an aeroplane in the distance

    Aviation is a climate problem. It is one of the most carbon-intensive forms of transport and one of the most difficult to decarbonise, and it’s getting worse.

  • 05 May 2022
    Two london buses

    Public transport is vital – for our economy, our communities, our health and the environment. It benefits everyone, not just transport users.

  • 24 March 2022
    Photo: traffic

    Either the public finances have improved noticeably or the Chancellor is throwing caution to the wind. Never mind the huge national debt run up by Covid, the effects of Brexit, or the looming economic problems caused by the Russia-Ukraine war, this was a giveaway spring statement from Rishi...

  • 09 March 2022
    Derwenthorpe street

    A guest blog post by Steve Chambers from Transport for New Homes.

    Here at Transport for New Homes we recently published our latest findings from our visits to new housing developments across England. Our new report, Building Car Dependency, includes many photographs of housing estates...

  • 09 February 2022
    John Doherty (driver), Johnny Sweeney (shunter) and Inspector William Knox standing beside a train in Waterside Station in 1973

    Someone once said that the past is another country, and that’s as true for transport as it is for anything else.

  • 10 January 2022
    Campaign for Better Transport team in front of campaign bus

    Sitting down to write this blog about our some of our biggest achievements last year made me realise just how hard we’ve all been working. I think there is a slight misconception about the size of the organisation - largely a result of how loudly we campaign - but we have a tiny staff of just...

  • 27 October 2021
    Photo: man in front of departures board

    I hope other world leaders were not paying too much attention to Rishi Sunak's Budget because if they had caught it, they may well have concluded that the British government is not serious about tackling climate change.

  • 14 October 2021
    Sustainable Transport Alliance: image with various transport modes

    Action on transport will be vital in tackling climate change, so we're very glad to be holding an event - together with our partners in the Sustainable Transport Alliance - at the COP26 climate change conference in November. Tickets have sold out, but find out how you can stream the event live...

  • 11 October 2021
    A domestic flight produces up to 7 times more harmful greenhouse gas emissions than the equivalent train journey

    The effects of climate change are being felt around the world. The need for action is urgent. So why is the Government considering making it cheaper to fly from Manchester to London, or London to Edinburgh? 

  • 22 September 2021
    Photo: child playing hopscotch

    Today is Car Free Day, a chance to celebrate the benefits of having less traffic on our roads and think about how we can make car-free travel easier all year round. With events including a street party in Leeds and the chance to try out an eCargo bike in Richmond, councils and communities are...