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"...The Chancellor's statement focused on a few large-scale transport projects but the reality is cuts in funding for everyday transport..."

  • 26 November 2015
    Photo: construction work

    So after months of waiting we can now see transport spending priorities for the next few years - and it's not a good read.

  • 28 October 2015

    It’s National Lorry Week, and we’re calling on the freight industry and the Government to play to the strengths of different transport modes and make sure rail plays its role in the future of freight.

  • 23 October 2015

    Across the country, 29,000 people die prematurely from particulate matter pollution each year, and 23,500 from nitrogen dioxide. Road transport is the main culprit. After losing a Supreme Court case the Government is finally being forced to act. By the end of 2015, it must have a plan in place...

  • 28 September 2015

    Transport & Environment (T&E) celebrated its 25th Birthday earlier this year; as a founding member, we at Campaign for Better transport look at what T&E was set up to do and what's ahead for the organisation.

  • 31 August 2015
    Photo: people at airport

    We've experienced over 200 years of growth in mobility, with individuals travelling ever further, faster and more frequently. Governments proclaim the benefits of more airport capacity, more roads and bypasses, more high speed rail as good for happiness, wealth and quality of life. But in this...

  • 13 August 2015
    Bikes in a row

    How's this for an example of transport changing people's lives? In Derby, a survey of job seekers showed that over half felt transport was a barrier to getting back to work – so a Bike It project was set up. The charity Life Cycle collects donated bikes, then works with offenders at Stocken...

  • 09 July 2015

    Constant vigilance is needed in the campaign against mega trucks on all fronts, but especially in Europe. There are powerful business interests supporting the spread of these massive machines across Europe because mega trucks will cut the costs for the road haulage industry by around 15 per cent...

  • 09 July 2015
    Driver in car

    It must have seemed a good plan. Reform vehicle taxes so as to keep revenue coming in, and put that revenue (at least in England) into roads as a new "Road Fund". Motorists and Government backbenchers would welcome it as at last getting away from the supposed "war on the motorist". And motoring...

  • 22 June 2015
    No Third Runway protesters

    Did you know that just 15% of the UK population takes more than 70% of our flights? With flying the fastest-growing cause of climate change, we're calling for a frequent flyer levy that taxes travellers according to how often they fly.

  • 15 June 2015
    cyclist at media city, salford

    What do the following developments have in common: A new town being constructed with a railway station at its centre, a major business development with parking spaces for only half the people who work there, and a multi-million pound city centre rejuvenation planned around public spaces and new...