LowCVP ‘kick-starting’ a low carbon emission bus market in the UK

LowCVP ‘kick-starting’ a low carbon emission bus market in the UK

Since 2007, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership has been working closely with government and industry to develop standards to incentivise the uptake of Low Carbon Emission Buses (LCEBs); a key area of focus in terms of the UK’s low carbon transition in road transport. A series of Green Bus Funds (2009-2015) were developed by the…

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Transport for New Homes: a checklist to assess new developments

Transport for New Homes: a checklist to assess new developments

The Transport Knowledge Hub has done great work in highlighting the disconnect between sustainable transport and the location of new development. Now campaigning group Transport for New Homes has come up with a new checklist which can help assess new housing proposals on what their impact on the transport system will be, and whether the…

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A call to action for every planner, transport planner, engineer and politician!

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For well in excess of 30 years we have understood the close relationship between the location of development and the way people travel. We have also been aware of the importance of “minimising the need to travel” and “increasing the use of sustainable modes of travel”. But look at the reality of what has been…

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Let’s change our mindset and work together to create great new development

It is often claimed that new development provides an economic boost – but designed badly and it can simply lead to more car dependence and more congestion, which in turn impacts on the local environment, on air quality and on carbon emissions. So, can we have the development without these negative impacts? Transport planners wrestle…

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Matching fine words with actions

NO2 Pollution

Last week Parliament passed legislation to commit the UK to net zero emissions by 2050. For those of us who have been campaigning for Government to make climate change a much higher priority this was a big step forward. Whilst it could be argued that the target should be earlier than 2050, it nevertheless puts…

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Let’s plan for the future, not for now

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In strategic transport planning, discussions about the future are at the forefront of our minds. Infrastructure projects need to be designed to reflect how they will be used at the time of their completion. No one can doubt that, with the pace of change in technology, data, consumer expectations and our relationship with the environment,…

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How transport appraisal guidance is failing cities

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Helping city economies to grow means focusing investment on intra-city trips in future That transport helps city economies to grow is not in doubt; transport connects workers with jobs, connects people to leisure activities where they can spend money, and allows for goods to be transported to and around the city. But current appraisal guidance…

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Building more inclusive and sustainable communities

If we’re serious about achieving net zero every aspect of how we do things is going to have to change. And nowhere is this more the case than in how we tackle our housing crisis. The decisions we make now will determine the foundations we lay for our communities for generations to come. There is…

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I will if you will

Who can fail to be affected by the school strikes and climate change activism of Extinction Rebellion? Whilst some have criticised their tactics, few disagree with their objectives. Evidence of global warming is irrefutable. The five hottest years on record have occurred over the past decade, and the incidence of flooding, fires and hurricanes is…

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