Public service announcement: TfGM would like to know your thoughts about cycling in Greater Manchester…. even if you don’t cycle they still want to hear from you!
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds are interested to know your thoughts about cycling, and, if you cycle, how often you do so, what influences your decisions to cycle, and how cycling affects your lifestyle. Continue reading
Manchester Friends of the Earth objection to City Council’s application to turn the derelict Central Retail Park into a temporary (5-years plus) 440 space car park
Manchester Friends of the Earth have submitted an objection to the planning application. See below for the outline of our objection letter. The full response is available Continue reading
Hot on the heels of the news that Manchester council wants to turn Great Ancoats Street into a ‘European-style’ boulevard – but without the European-style cycle infrastructure – comes the news that Mancheser City Council want to turn the derelict Central Retail Park in to a temporary (5-years plus) 440 space car park. Continue reading
We the undersigned petition Manchester City Council to transform the old Central Retail Park into a 10 acre Green, Community space, not a 440 space car park. Continue reading
Transport for Greater Manchester has launched a new 10-step toolkit to help residents and communities who want to organise an Open Streets event. Continue reading
Friends of the Earth have commissioned a series research papers on the transport policies that are needed to cut carbon emissions in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change. Continue reading
On a blustery evening, Manchester Friends of the Earth campaigners joined the ‘Longest Queue for Better Buses’ rally outside Andy Burnham’s offices on Oxford Street. Continue reading
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% Continue reading
North West Friends of the Earth, Liverpool FoE and Manchester FoE response to the Aviation 2050: the future of UK aviation – consultation
Earlier this year, the Government published a consultation document ‘Aviation 2050: the future of UK aviation’. This document laid out some specific policy proposals that may be included in the final aviation strategy. Continue reading
Speak up for Healthy Air People in Greater Manchester can comment on proposals for a Clean Air Plan. This is an opportunity to demand strong action on pollution from transport and get the healthy air our city deserves. You can … Continue reading
Friends of the Earth’s Executive Director Craig Bennett comments on newly revealed plans for Heathrow’s third runway. Continue reading
The M4 relief road has been rejected which is great news for Wales and the planet. Continue reading
Letter to Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs : re draft Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan
Manchester Friends of the Earth are writing to you regarding Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan – Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside – Outline Business Case. Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Later this year the Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, plans to introduce free bus travel for young people in the Greater Manchester area. Continue reading
Labour has released details of a new plan for a £1.3bn bus transformation fund. Continue reading
But tougher measures and transitional support needed to help all Londoners breathe more easily.
The introduction today of the first phase of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth.
Ashton MP Angela Rayner, Salford Mayor Paul Dennett and Manchester City leader Richard Leese support Better Buses passenger action (Better Buses for Greater Manchester campaign)
Better Buses Action Week (4th-11th March) – initiated by campaign group Better Buses for Greater Manchester – is a week of creative action to get local leaders and Andy Burnham’s attention, supported by Ashton MP Angela Rayner and Manchester City … Continue reading
A data audit* by Friends of the Earth has revealed the 126 sites across the North West that have breached the annual Air Quality Objective for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels, which is set to protect health. Of these sites Manchester’s … Continue reading
Nearly two thousand locations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland breaching air pollution limits
A data audit* by Friends of the Earth has revealed the 1,758 sites across the England, Wales and Northern Ireland that have breached the annual Air Quality Objective for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels, which is set to protect health.