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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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
A freedom of information release obtained by Labour reveals that the Government has spent £500,000 losing clean air court cases.
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.
See below for the Manchester City Council press release concerning the proposed Manchester to Chorlton Cycleway.
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
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
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
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”
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.
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.