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Blogs - Roads

  • 04 July 2022
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    The Climate Change Committee has published its annual progress report to parliament. Current Government programmes, it warns, will not be enough to get greenhouse gas emissions to Net Zero.

  • 03 May 2022
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    The Government wants to know what we think of its proposals to tackle dirty air. We say they are not nearly ambitious enough. The World Health Organisation set air quality guidelines in 2005. The UK Government is suggesting that we meet them... by 2040.

  • 22 February 2022
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    Thanks to the pandemic and extended periods of lockdown measures, 2020 saw a 19 per cent decline in greenhouse gas emissions from transport. Despite this, transport is still the biggest contributor to domestic emissions in the UK.

  • 10 September 2021
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    As the COP 26 event in Glasgow approaches, greater scrutiny than usual is rightly being paid to the government’s environmental promises and, more pertinently, their actions.

    The pledges and targets have won plaudits, yet they have also served to highlight the widening chasm between...

  • 10 August 2021
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    The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) recent report has provided "unequivocal" evidence that humans are to blame for increasing global temperatures and that heatwaves, heavy rainfall and droughts will become more common and extreme. 

  • 17 June 2021
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    The UK Government and the World Health Organisation now recognise air pollution as one of the top health threats we face today, causing up to 36,000 deaths in the UK every year.

  • 07 April 2021

    Never put off to tomorrow what you can put off until the day after tomorrow. That seems to be the mantra of Treasury ministers who know that road pricing is inevitable but are trapped like rabbits in the headlights by the prospect of having to implement it. 

  • 23 November 2020

    Last week the Government published its ten point plan for a 'green industrial revolution'. The new date for ending sales of petrol and diesel cars hit the headlines, but there were also commitments on other things we've been campaigning for, including electric buses and reopening closed rail...

  • 20 October 2020
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    We know that investing in sustainable transport brings a myriad of benefits: it helps clean up our environment, creates jobs, supports economic growth and has direct physical and mental health benefits. In an ideal world public transport and active travel would be the first choice for most...

  • 28 October 2019

    Reacting to the publication of the Government's response to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee inquiry into local roads funding and maintenance, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said: