Campaigners welcome plans to pedestrianise Deansgate and call on Government to relax side-road zebra crossing rules
Manchester Friends of the Earth welcomes the plans announced by Manchester City Council to pedestrianise part of Deansgate and to create extended footways in other busy areas of Manchester, and calls on the Government to allow councils to install side-road zebra crossings without expensive Belisha beacons. 
Around 50,000 signatures to the Alliance’s petition  will be handed into 10 Downing Street on Wednesday. The petition is addressed to the Secretaries of State for Transport, and Culture, Media and Sport, asking for no further damage to be done to the archaeological landscape of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.
British Heart Foundation urges Government to go further and faster with action on air pollution ~ 15 million people live in areas which exceed strict toxic air guidelines ~
The Government must go further and faster with plans to tackle air pollution by seizing a unique opportunity to clean up the country’s toxic air, according to a report by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Commenting on today’s call by the British Heart Foundation for the government to go further and faster with plans to tackle air pollution, Friends of the Earth air pollution campaigner Jenny Bates said
Better Buses for Greater Manchester march from Stagecoach to hand in their 11,000 strong petition to Andy Burnham
Campaigners for Better Buses will lead a march from ‘stingy Stagecoach’ to Andy Burnham’s office on Friday 3rd January. A handmade bus will lead the group to hand in their petition, with a greedy bus shareholder fatcat joining them at the back
Ahead of world COPD day on Wednesday 20th November, Manchester Friends of the Earth are calling on all candidates seeking to be elected as Greater Manchester MPs to support urgent action to reduce the illegal levels of air pollution across Greater Manchester. 
Parents install airplane style ‘oxygen masks’ at local bus stop to highlight toxic Manchester streets
A group of parents have installed airplane style ‘oxygen masks’ at their local bus stop to highlight the toxic air on UK streets. The masks drop down when air pollution reaches dangerous levels. With 83% of UK parents worried about the effect of air pollution* on their families the group are calling for urgent action to reduce air pollution, such as the inclusion of the most polluting private cars in the Clean Air Zone for Greater Manchester.
Friends of the Earth chief executive, Craig Bennett has written to Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, urging him to halt plans to build an Arundel bypass because of its environmental and community impacts. A consultation into the route ends this Thursday (24 October).
Arundel Bypass: Friends of the Earth continues challenge to scheme, and calls for Highways England to be scrapped
Friends of the Earth has released a new study showing that for the UK to deliver on its new net zero greenhouse gas target, a 20% reduction in car travel needs to be a reality in the next 11 years. Further, 100% of new cars need to be electric, and flights will have to be reduced by around 18%
Friends of the Earth condemns a government response to call to immediately halt plans to build a road through the heart of Rimrose Valley Country Park in Sefton. Local campaigners and leading environmental organisation Friends of the Earth have condemned …