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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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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Manchester City Council press release: Ambitious Manchester to Chorlton Cycleway proposed

See below for the Manchester City Council press release concerning the proposed Manchester to Chorlton Cycleway.

22nd Mar 2018

	

Dear Government, set up a fund for rail reopenings… (Campaign for Better Transport)

With more and more people using the railways, we want to see many of the lines and stations closed by Dr Beeching in the 1960s open once more, and new lines and stations being built to serve communities. But this … Continue reading

17th Mar 2018
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Plan for people not cars…respond to the consultation on the Major Roads Network (Campaign for Better Transport)

The Government is consulting on defining a Major Road Network (MRN), identifying the busiest A-roads in the local authority network, and then targeting extra investment at them. The current proposals limit the MRN spending to road projects over £20 million. … Continue reading

16th Mar 2018
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Joint Committee Air Quality Report: Friends of the Earth reaction

Friends of the Earth submitted evidence as part of an enquiry into air quality; showing the need for the UK to adhere to World Health Organisation standards for clean air, and for a new Clean Air Act fit for the … Continue reading

15th Mar 2018
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Newest “cleanest” diesel models cannot help address air quality issues

Friends of the Earth reacts to claim from Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ that latest diesel models “are the cleanest in history and can help address air quality issues”

5th Mar 2018
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Options for tackling Bristol’s air pollution to be narrowed down without Bristolians having their say

Bristol City Council is due to narrow down options for tackling the city’s dangerous and illegal levels of air pollution at a Cabinet meeting on 6th March 2018, without public consultation.

1st Mar 2018
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German court rules that cities can impose bans on diesel cars – Friends of the Earth reaction

Germany’s federal court has ruled that restrictions on diesel vehicles are legally permissible – this could see people in German cities forced to leave their cars at home on days with particularly high levels of pollution.

27th Feb 2018
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