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.
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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
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
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
Third runway will intensify climate misery
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
The University of Salford and British Cycling invite you to take part in an online survey on cycling and bike share in Greater Manchester.
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
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.
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
Heathrow expansion would be bad news for our climate and will bring more noise, air pollution and misery to local residents.