• DfT strategy for reducing carbon emissions: Nice words, but we need action, say Campaign for Better Transport, October 30 [1] topic
  • Simpler partnership approach could lead to better stations, says Campaign for Better Transport, September 24 [2]
  • Increased rail capacity welcome, but not at passengers’ cost, July 24 [3]
  • CPRE welcomes Rail White Paper, July 24 [4]
  • Local Transport Bill: not enough to tackle transport crisis, says Transport 2000, May 22 [6] / Consultations

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  • Two thirds of Londoners support proposals to charge cars with the highest greenhouse gas emissions £25 a day to drive in the central London congestion charge zone and introduce a zero charge for the lowest emitting vehicles, December 18 [7]
  • Poll shows people prefer public transport to roadbuilding, November 28 [8]
  • Local Transport Bill aims to benefit bus passengers - new Passenger Champion to be created, November 8 [9]
  • Crossrail gets go ahead as funding deal secured, October 5 [10] place
  • Car use, obesity and CO2 - A new IEEP report [12] arugues for renewed efforts to promote walking as transport. This would be vastly cheaper than dealing with the consequences of the obesity epidemic and climate change. 40% of all journeys in the UK are under 2 miles in length – distances easily covered by up to 30 minutes of brisk walking. Nonetheless, 38% of these journeys are currently by car. August 13.
  • Public enquiry to be held into Westbury Bypass, July 11 [13] place
  • Environment groups go to court over ‘Hardy Country’ Road, [14], July 9 / Place link
  • In an effort to say ‘good-bye’ to car-dependent train stations, Transport 2000 launch competition to find the train stations in England and Wales that are most difficult to travel to, .Transport 2000, July 2
  • Climate must be central to transport spending, say green groups, Transport 2000, June 11
  • Department for Transport failing to meet 5 out of 7 targets: its two targets for congestion, targets for public transport patronage, air quality and carbon dioxide emissions. House of Commons Transport Committee, February 15 / Transport 2000 joins MPs in failing the Department for Transport on its climate record. / Road charging - the Living Streets view.

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  1. Campaign for Better Transport, October 30
  2. Campaign for Better Transport, September 24
  3. Transport 2000, July 24
  4. Campaign to Protect Rural England, July 24
  5. Transport 2000, June 21
  6. Transport 2000, May 22
  7. Greater London Authority, December 18
  8. Campaign for Better Transport, November 28
  9. Department for Transport, November 8
  10. Department for Transport, October 5
  11. Communities and Local Government, October 4
  12. Institute for European Environmental Policy, August 13 2007
  13. Transport 2000, July 11
  14. Transport 2000, July 9

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