Decarbonising Transport

Transport Knowledge Hub logo Published on: 8th November 2019 by Claire Haigh.

Pressure to deliver a credible plan for net zero will weigh heavily on whoever is in Number 10 on the 13th December. Heightened levels of public concern about climate change will be in even sharper focus next year when the UK hosts COP26. Let’s start by acknowledging the scale of the challenge. If we are…

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A long-term investment strategy for bus

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 5th July 2018 by Claire Haigh.

As we celebrate Catch the Bus Week, a new report warns that buses are in crisis, with local councils cutting more than 3,000 bus routes over the past eight years. With further cuts on the horizon, Claire Haigh, the Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, argues that a long-term investment strategy for buses is needed to…

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Bus Infrastructure Investment

Published on: 2nd July 2018

Ove Arup and Partners Ltd (Arup) has been commissioned by Greener Journeys to study and report on where investment in bus infrastructure could help to tackle congestion and unlock wider social, economic and environmental benefits. This collection of ideas and journey time enhancements has been shaped by operators of national, regional and local bus routes…

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The Unintended Consequences Of Freezing Fuel Duty

Published on: 1st June 2018

Increasing costs for road users is politically difficult. This is one of the reasons why we have had seven years and eight consecutive budgets where fuel duty has been frozen at a time of historically low oil prices and austerity. The result of seven years of fuel duty freezes is that the price of fuel…

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UK BUS SUMMIT, 8th February 2018 QEII Conference Centre, Westminster

UK BUS SUMMIT, 8th February 2018 QEII Conference Centre, Westminster

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 10th February 2018 by Claire Haigh.

Session 1: The role of bus in reducing emissions Claire Haigh, Chief Executive Greener Journeys We are facing a public health emergency.  It may be too early to quantify just how serious our air quality crisis is, but we already know that it’s causing 50,000 early deaths a year.  Whilst not as visible as the…

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Greener Journeys responds to Leeds City Council Clean Air Zone announcement

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 6th December 2017

Leeds City Council have announced plans to introduce a proposed charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ). A report will be presented to the council’s executive board on Wednesday 13 December outlining a consultation plan on a proposed charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) all roads within the outer ring road, with the motorways acting as the southern…

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A Step Change for Air Quality

A Step Change for Air Quality

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 27th October 2017 by Claire Haigh.

This week the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, took the biggest step towards improving London’s air quality since the introduction of the congestion charge 14 years ago. The capital’s air quality has frequently breached EU limits in recent years but the Mayor’s courageous decision to introduce the toxicity charge shows that he is serious about…

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A sustainable model for road use

A sustainable model for road use

Transport Knowledge Hub logo Published on: 14th July 2017 by Claire Haigh.

Why should roads be free to use at the point of use? We don’t expect to use airports or railways without paying for them, but when we’re on the roads we forget the cost of building and maintaining them – until we hit a pothole and wonder why the council hasn’t done anything to fix…

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Congestion is not just a drag on the economy, it kills.

Congestion is not just a drag on the economy, it kills.

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 15th June 2017 by Claire Haigh.

Greener Journeys has published new research which demonstrates that reducing congestion must be at the heart of Government’s strategy to improve air quality. Halving average city traffic speeds leads to a 50% increase in harmful NOx emissions.  While it is essential to clean up diesel vehicles, it is also crucial that the continual decline in…

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Tackling Pollution and Congestion

Published on: 15th June 2017

This report examines the Government’s plans to tackle poor air quality. The key conclusion is that while it is essential to clean up diesel vehicles, it is also crucial that congestion and the continual decline in urban traffic speeds across the UK is tackled. Congestion is not just a drag on the economy, it kills.…

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Any Journey is Greener By Bus

Published on: 9th February 2017

The first report in this series – The Journey of the Green Bus  – explained how the evolution that has taken place over the last 10-20 years has resulted in the introduction of greener, cleaner buses in the UK which are helping deliver on climate and air quality objectives. The second report – A Green…

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The Impact of Congestion on Bus Passengers – New extended version

Published on: 14th September 2016

Traffic congestion is a disease which if left unchecked will destroy the bus sector. This is a dire and sensational prediction, but the evidence uncovered in this research leads to no other conclusion. On historical, current and future trends it’s a question of when, not if. There is a distinct trend across our most congested urban conurbations in…

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