transport campaign

A shift towards more sustainable modes of transport is good news for our health, communities and the environment, both locally and globally. It is a vital step in reducing the emissions causing climate change. Manchester Friends of the Earth campaigns for cycling, walking, alternative fuels and quality public transport to be at the heart of policies on how we get around. We also believe that it is important to reduce the need to travel by, for example, promoting the use and development of local shops and services.


Events are labelled using the following key: MFoE Organising MFoE Attending

Stop the destructive Arundel Bypass! (Campaign for Better Transport)

Help us protect National Parks and ancient woodland from new roads. On 11 May 2018, Highways England, the Government’s road building company, announced its preferred route for the A27 Arundel Bypass.  All three options included in the public consultation were … Continue reading

22nd Jul 2018


Get more people out of their cars and give them better public transport (Campaign for Better Transport)

Campaign for Better Transport responds to new Department for Transport (DfT) provisional road traffic estimates which show that motor vehicle traffic is still on the rise. In the year ending March 2018 car traffic increased by 0.5 per cent  to … Continue reading

19th Jul 2018


Manchester Friends of the Earth response to the South East Manchester Multi Modal Study (SEMMMs) Refresh consultation

Stockport Council recently consulted on a ‘Refreshed’ SEMMMs transport strategy.  SEMMMs is supposed to be the South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy. Unfortunately, over the lifespan of SEMMMs most of the focus has been on building new roads or widening existing … Continue reading

18th Jul 2018

26th Jun 2018


Atmosphere: Towards a proper strategy for tackling Greater Manchester’s air pollution crisis (IPPR North)

The levels of air pollution in Greater Manchester are lethal and illegal. In groundbreaking new analysis, King’s College London (KCL) has estimated that 1.6 million life years will be lost in Greater Manchester in the coming century due to its … Continue reading

25th Jun 2018


The Greater Manchester Bike Share Survey (win £200) (Salford University & British Cycling)

The University of Salford and British Cycling invite you to take part in an online survey on cycling and bike share in Greater Manchester.

19th Jun 2018


Manchester Mayor falls short of convincing plan to clean up air pollution

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham commits to cleaning up buses and improving cycling infrastructure, but a charging Clean Air Zone would be the best method of reducing air pollution (as per legal requirements) in the shortest time possible

14th Jun 2018


Demand investment in cleaner, better public transport

Our public transport is in crisis. Rail chaos, shrinking bus networks and appalling local infrastructure mean we can’t reliably get from A to B on time – and millions of us are being forced to drive.

9th Jun 2018


On Clean Air Day leave the car at home… walk, cycle or take public transport

Clean air – we all want to know our air is healthy. But too many of us breathe dirty air every day, especially in our towns and cities. Air pollution is a hidden killer and it hits children, older people … Continue reading

7th Jun 2018


Cabinet backs Heathrow third runway – Friends of the Earth reaction

Heathrow expansion would be bad news for our climate and will bring more noise, air pollution and misery to local residents.

5th Jun 2018