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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Greener Journeys responds to Government’s Air Quality Plans

Greener Journeys responds to Government’s Air Quality Plans

Published on: 26th July 2017

The government has published its final revised UK Air Quality Plan, announcing that petrol and diesel cars and vans will be banned by 2040. The government has announced a £255m fund to help tackle emissions from diesel vehicles, but falls short of introducing charges for polluting vehicles in Clean Air Zones. Claire Haigh, Chief Executive…

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Leave your cars at home for Catch the Bus Week

Leave your cars at home for Catch the Bus Week

Published on: 3rd July 2017

Catch the Bus Week 2017 runs from July 3 – 9, with bus operators, local authorities and passenger groups encouraging the public to give the bus a try New Buses Minister Jesse Norman MP launches the 5th annual celebration of bus travel New figures reveal that every £1 spent on local bus infrastructure can deliver more…

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The ‘true value’ of local bus services

Published on: 3rd July 2017

The report, The ‘true value’ of local bus services, was compiled by KPMG LLP for Greener Journeys. It provides a summary of updated ‘value for money’ appraisals for: bus priority measures; concessionary travel for older and disabled people; concessionary travel for apprentices; tax incentives for commuters; and the Bus Services Operators Grant.

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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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Government Air Quality Plan under threat from Congestion Crisis

Published on: 15th June 2017

Average traffic speeds in UK’s busiest cities will fall from 17mph to 12mph by 2030 as road delays double Halving average city traffic speed equal to 50% increase in emissions from larger vehicles Diesel cars are responsible for the largest share (41%) of NOx emissions from road transport The Government’s plan to improve air quality…

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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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Kristijonas Dirse

Greener Journeys responds to Government Air Quality Plan

Published on: 5th May 2017

The Government has today published its draft air quality plan, detailing how it intends to reduce air pollution which causes an estimated 40,000 early deaths per year in the UK. The Government has committed to establishing a Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme and offering further investment in retrofitting alongside additional support for low emission buses.…

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David Holt

Greener Journeys responds to High Court ruling on Government Air Quality Plans

Published on: 27th April 2017

The High Court has ruled that the government must publish its plans to tackle air pollution by 9 May. Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, the sustainable transport campaign, said: “We welcome the High Court’s decision to put the UK’s health ahead of political expediency. Air quality is a public health emergency that causes…

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Improving Air Quality in Towns and Cities

Published on: 21st April 2017

The Government will announce its new clean air strategy imminently. In response to the successful High Court challenge it will be tougher and geographically more comprehensive than previous policies. This is justified. The evidence is compelling about the harm to people’s health and premature deaths from NOx emissions. There is an optimistic and a pessimistic…

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Improving Air Quality in Towns and Cities

Diesel scrappage scheme is poor value for taxpayers’ money, says new report

Published on: 21st April 2017

Fitting air filters to, or replacing older diesel buses is 15 times more efficient than paying motorists to scrap diesel cars Green bus technology is more effective at cutting pollution than the latest diesel car engines Without Government support for clean bus technology, fares could rise by 40% The diesel car scrappage scheme being considered…

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