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The time is right for free fare local public transport

The time is right for free fare local public transport

The UK national government and approximately 300 councils have declared a climate emergency (Note 1). But while most local authorities are enthusiastic about electric vehicles and charging points, few have the same enthusiasm for buses. Very few have taken bold steps to increase the quantity and quality of buses, or developed clear plans to transfer […]

When in a hole stop digging. All local road schemes promoted by local authorities must be cancelled

When in a hole stop digging. All local road schemes promoted by local authorities must be cancelled

On 2nd February 2021, Herefordshire Council cancelled the Hereford Bypass on climate change, cost and the availability of more effective non-road building alternatives to achieve wider Council objectives including the reduction of congestion in Hereford. The Herefordshire recognition that building new roads does not pass climate change, cost and the availability of alternatives test is […]

Are councils’ plans for local road schemes compatible with the declaration of a climate emergency?

Are councils’ plans for local road schemes compatible with the declaration of a climate emergency?

More than 100 local road schemes are currently being promoted and, in most cases, part-funded by local authorities. These are included in a Department for Transport (DfT) list of Major Road Network and Large Local Majors schemes, provided in a response to a Freedom of Information request. Download the full list Many of these councils […]