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.



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The government has today (22 May) launched its clean air strategy for consultation

Reacting to the launch of the government’s air quality strategy consultation, Oliver Hayes, clean air campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said: “Air pollution is estimated to cost the UK £20bn a year in NHS costs and days off sick, so … Continue reading

22nd May 2018
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UK to appear in EU court over failure to clean up dirty air

The European Commission announced today that the UK government is among the countries which will face the EU courts over continued failures to meet Nitrogen Dioxide standards set by the EU.

17th May 2018
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Government approves four lane road tunnel under the River Thames

Friends of the Earth, reacts to the Government’s approval of a new four lane road tunnel under the Thames between Greenwich and Newham

10th May 2018
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Help put an end to air pollution

Air pollution is deadly. But action to deal with this invisible killer just isn’t happening quickly enough. Too many of us are breathing in toxic filthy air created by vehicles on our roads – in particular diesels. And the consequences for … Continue reading

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New report finds local transport is the main contributor to air pollution (Campaign for Better Transport)

Serious and urgent measures need to be taken by national Government and local Authorities to reduce local transport emissions to help improve air pollution, a new report has found. The report, Air pollution and transport: Time to clear the air? … Continue reading

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Close to 50 UK towns and cities fail to meet WHO standards for air pollution

Air pollution data revealed today shows that 49 UK towns and cities are at or over World Health Organisation (WHO) standards for fine particle air pollution (PM2.5) – with the expanded database uncovering new examples of dangerously polluted air across … Continue reading

1st May 2018
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Cycle campaigners call on Greater Manchester to “Vote for Cycling!”

On Friday 27th April, Manchester Friends of the Earth will be encouraging people across Greater Manchester to ‘Vote for Cycling’ when casting their vote in the local elections.

25th Apr 2018
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Royally polluted: air around rural royal residences breaching pollution limits

Data revealed by Friends of the Earth shows that escaping to the country does not necessarily mean an escape to clean air. Friends of the Earth has investigated the pollution levels of the air breathed by the royals at their … Continue reading

10th Apr 2018
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Government burns taxpayers money losing dirty air court cases

A freedom of information release obtained by Labour reveals that the Government has spent £500,000 losing clean air court cases.

5th Apr 2018
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Up to 38% of all annual childhood asthma cases in Bradford may be caused by air pollution

Friends of the Earth reacts to to new research led by the University of Leeds which highlights the impact of traffic-related air pollution on childhood asthma.

27th Mar 2018
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