Responding to government’s plans for improving air quality in cities, published today, Friends of the Earth air pollution campaigner, Jenny Bates said: “Proposals for Clean Air Zones must include private cars and vans – we can’t continue to let people … Continue reading
Commenting on the announcement that the decision whether to proceed with airport expansion at Heathrow or Gatwick will be delayed until after the London mayoral election, Friends of the Earth campaigner Oliver Hayes said: “It’s no surprise that David Cameron … Continue reading
On 7th December, Love Your Bike submitted a response to the Stockport Town Centre Access Plan consultation. The response concentrates on two key areas of concern.
On 30th November 2015, Love Your Bike submitted a response to the Cheadle Hulme Area Cycle improvements consultation.
TravelWatch NorthWest, the independent Community Interest Company representing users of all forms of public transport in NW England, is extremely distressed at proposals by Lancashire County Council, fostered by government spending cuts, to end all subsidy to bus services in … Continue reading
Healthy Air Campaign consultation response: Draft plans to improve air quality in the UK – tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities
Healthy Air Campaign consultation response: Draft plans to improve air quality in the UK – tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities.
On 30th October Bike Friday will be having a halloween theme so why not decorate your bike (or yourself) and enjoy some free spooky cakes when we arrive in the city centre… More information on the Bike Friday website. See … Continue reading
Manchester Friends of the Earth has submitted a response to ‘Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040 – Our Vision’ Response to GM Transport Strategy 2040
On Monday (12 October 2015), Paul Willis, Managing Director, Volkswagen Group UK and Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin will give evidence on Volkswagen Group emissions violations to the Transport Select Committee.
Love Your Bike, the cycling advocacy campaign co-ordinated by Manchester Friends of the Earth, has published the results of a survey of people’s experiences of cycling alongside or across Metrolink tram tracks. The survey highlights that a large majority of … Continue reading
The Love Your Bike Metrolink – Cycle Safety issues survey was designed to gather the experiences of the Greater Manchester cycling community when cycling alongside, close to or over Metrolink tram tracks. It also aimed to identify the scope of … Continue reading
Friends of the Earth’s chief executive, Craig Bennett, has written to transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin to confirm whether the UK government knew of attempts by the motor industry to cheat regulators prior to the scandal surrounding VW in the US.
Commenting on news that the UK Government is planning its own probe into vehicle emissions, Friends of the Earth’s head of campaigns Andrew Pendleton said: “The UK government’s commitment to investigate vehicle emissions testing following the VW scandal is welcome.
On Thursday 16th July, Love Your Bike hosted The Bicycle Means Business breakfast seminar. Organised with the kind support of Bruntwood, the event was held in the Red Rooms on the 24th Floor of City Tower.
On Tuesday 8th September 2015 Manchester Friends of the Earth hosted an open meeting on the topic of Air Quality. Background Earlier in the year a few of our group members were involved with a Citizen Science project to monitor … Continue reading
Manchester Friends of the Earth are inviting people to an open meeting to find out more about Greater Manchester’s air pollution, the impact on our health and how air quality can be improved. (1) Air pollution levels have serious implications for … Continue reading
Katy Glassborow lives in West London under the Heathrow flight path. She thinks we can’t afford to build new runways at Heathrow or Gatwick: “A new runway would be devastating to our community, but it’s not only that – we … Continue reading
Reacting to news that London air pollution is estimated to have killed almost 9,500 people in 2010, Friends of the Earth’s London Campaigner Jenny Bates said: “It’s a scandal that thousands of people die early every year because of London’s … Continue reading
Welcoming today’s report [Tuesday 14 July] from the London Assembly Environment Committee calling for tougher action to tackle air pollution in the capital, Friends of the Earth’s London Campaigner Jenny Bates said: “Thousands of Londoners die prematurely every year as … Continue reading
Headline: The Chancellor’s changes mean that from 2017 a new greener car will cost nearly a £1,000 more. The changes hit greener cars far harder than more polluting cars. Detail: The Budget announced changes to the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) … Continue reading