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A U-turn too far!

Natalie Bennett

18th December 2013

The UK Government's U-turn on new airport capacity in England defies all logic, argues Natalie Bennett. We must end our obsession with 'high speed projects' and invest in low-speed sustainable transport. more...
GARDEN SQUARES: the BikeGrid would link many of London's historic garden square to make them cycle-friendly and pleasant public spaces. Image: LCC.

London's Bike Grid taking shape after four years

London Cycling Campaign

16th December 2013

In 2009 the London Cycling Campaign published plans for a Zone 1 BikeGrid, a badly needed cycle network for central London. This week the Mayor is to announce the BikeGrid's final form. Here's the LCC's original inspiring plan ... more...

Fossil fuel subsidies soar to $544 billion

The Ecologist

11th December 2013

Four years ago OECD country leaders promised to reduce fossil fuel subsidies. Now IEA figures show they have soared from $300 billion to $544 billion. more...
An electric Nissan Leaf provided by e-car club. Photo: e-car club.

Travelling light - car clubs and lift shares

Ruth Stokes

16th December 2013

In the third of her series on Activism for Busy People, Ruth Stokes looks at how we can use 'car clubs' and 'lift-share' networks to reduce the burdens and impacts of car ownership - but still have access to a car when we need one. more...
Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.

UK Government all at sea

By Natalie Bennett

6 December 2013

Yesterday Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement to a braying House of Commons. For Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett, his speech was a glorious exposition of stupidity and deliberate ignorance. No wonder his backbenchers loved it ... more...
Beltline park - Atlanta comes full circle to embrace alternative transit and sustainable development.

Urban eco-repair in the Deep South

Brian Barth

6th December 2013

A bold project encompassing clean air, a light rail system, open spaces, and green pathways for cyclists and pedestrians, is beginning to transform some of America's poorest and most polluted communities. As Brian Barth reports, the Atlanta Beltway is taking shape. more...
The mass die-in of cyclists outside Transport for London's offices, 30th November 2013. Photo: Catherine Nelson.

Dying-in for cycling sanity

Catherine Nelson

2nd November 2013

Last Friday 2,000 people joined a massive 'die-in' to protest at recent death of six London cyclists - and their public demonisation by London Mayor Boris Johnson. Catherine Nelson was there, demanding a radical re-balancing of London's transport priorities. more...
Cyclist's vigil at Bow following the sixth cyclist death in 2 weeks. Photo: Ben Broomfield.

London's cycle deaths: we know the solutions

Rachel Aldred

20th November 2013

Six London cyclists have been killed on London's roads in under two weeks. As London Mayor Boris prepares to be questioned by Assembly Members on the death toll this morning, Rachel Aldred says we already know the answers ... more...

Boris - save London's cyclists!

Oliver Tickell

15th November 2013

After five cyclists die on London's roads in nine days, a thousand cyclists call on Mayor Boris Johnson - 'save our skins!' more...

Aerial Boris Bike-abouts for London?

Oliver Tickell

7th November 2013

Suspended aerial cycle paths are the way for Boris to extend cycle superhighways over London's busiest and most dangerous roundabouts. The Ecologist understands he is looking at the idea ... more...

Petroldead?: How Britain's fuel addiction may be coming to an end

October 10th, 2013

Paul Creeney

When looking at the numbers of cars cruising Britain's roads, the amount of carbon being constantly released is staggering. Paul Creeney looks at how public transport is evolving to become a viable alternative.... more...
Five of the best…electric cars

Five of the best… electric cars

Ruth Styles

29th March, 2012

If you can’t use public transport, the electric car is the next best thing – provided of course, you power it up with renewable electricity. We round up five of the most planet-friendly

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Pedal power: how ‘e-bikes’ are changing the way we commute

Pedal power: how ‘e-bikes’ are changing the way we commute

Ben Martin

1st March, 2012

Greener than cars and healthier than the tube, the ‘e-bike’ looks set to become one of 2012’s top travel trends more...
Transsiberian Railway

HS2: Why low speed rail - or closure - is vastly preferable to high speed

B W Edginton

8th February, 2012

Politicians, 'dynamic' business and the media (even if it denies it) all want high speed rail. But they are missing the point , says B W Edginton. After all, who wants to visit London, Birmingham, Manchester or Leeds? more...
High speed train speeding by in a blur

HS2: can the UK fast-track a better rail system?

Bethany Hubbard

27th January, 2012

Are the UK's new high speed rail plans part of a sustainable future for public transport in the UK or a big statement that only benefits a minority? more...
Carbon dioxide emissions

Risks and uncertainities accompany efforts to reduce Britain's carbon

Matthew Leach

20th January, 2012

A low carbon Britain rests on the electrification of our energy supply. But new research by the University of Surrey has highlighted the challenges facing government, market and civil society-led pathways to reducing emissions more...
train

Beyond HS2: invest in existing rail and reduce rail fares to make travel greener

Richard Hebditch

11th January, 2012

More investment in existing rail lines, joining up the high speed line to public transport and ensuring rail fares are sustainable and affordable are what the government should focus on argues Campaign for Better Transport more...
Exhaust pollution from a car

Campaign For Better Transport: how to reduce the need to travel

Richard Bourn

13th December, 2011

The National Planning Policy Framework will sideline smart growth in favour of out-of-town sprawl - rolling back decades of town centred development. Now campaigners have launched a toolkit to reduce travel demand within local transport plans more...
Hitchhiking in the UK

Hitchhiking: the greenest form of transport that nobody uses?

Adam Weymouth

6th September, 2011

Petrol prices are on the rise, so is youth unemployment. So why aren't more people thumbing it? Adam Weymouth travels through the generational gap to find out more...
city bike

Could the Haibike Xduro e-bike spark a cycling revolution?

Gervase Poulden

18th August, 2011

Electric bicycles are yet to go mainstream in the UK but could the launch of Haibike’s new electric mountain bike change all that? Gervase Poulden reports more...
Air pollution protest

Air pollution may be ‘health timebomb’ for London’s deprived children

Henry Gass and Tom Levitt

28th July, 2011

On-going study of children in east London finds air pollution a factor in lung impairment - but political deadlock and lack of public awareness are holding up solutions more...
Cars

Why Glasgow's M74 road extension will increase air pollution

Stan Blackley

28th June, 2011

The decision to press ahead with the controversial construction was the worst environmental decision of devolution, says Stan Blackley of Friends of the Earth more...
A tram

How trams could save us from the ‘tyranny of the car’

Robert Williams

26th April, 2011

Back in 2000 John Prescott mooted 25 different tram projects across the UK, but a decade later where has that dream gone? Robert Williams laments how we have lost a solution to cutting cars and reclaiming our urban streets more...
Aviation protest

City Airport expansion highlights scale of aviation dilemma

Mark Jansen

21st January, 2011

As the UK government deliberates its new aviation policy campaigners warn that moves to approve airport expansion would put climate targets at risk more...

Bexhill bypass puts road building back in the spotlight

Jan Goodey

18th January, 2011

Opponents say the controversial bypass will damage ancient woodlands, disturb wetland birds and impact on protected areas - and it's just one of 22 similar schemes currently awaiting approval. Jan Goodey investigates
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