Flooding after storm Dennis

What future do we want?

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 21st February 2020 by Claire Haigh.

We were told decades ago to expect this. Ciara, and in quick succession Dennis, have wreaked havoc and devastation to thousands of homes and livelihoods. Tragically the death toll from these extreme weather events continues to rise, and we are warned it’s not over yet. Storm Ellen is on the way. A changing climate is…

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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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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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Reduce car use to meet emissions challenge

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 19th July 2016 by Claire Haigh.

The recent progress report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) makes for interesting reading. The good news is that that greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by an average of 4.5% in the past three years and are now 38% below 1990 levels. However, the less encouraging news is that this reduction in emissions has…

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Catch the Bus Week 2016

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 12th July 2016 by Claire Haigh.

Well, what a week that was! We are still recovering from our biggest and best Catch the Bus Week yet. Our fourth annual celebration of the bus, Catch the Bus week (#CTBW), saw support for the bus across the length and breadth of our country. Passenger groups, bus companies, local authorities, passengers and Members of…

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Catch the Bus Week Launch

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 4th July 2016

It’s finally here. Today we’re launching Catch the Bus Week (#CTBW), our annual celebration of the benefits of the bus. Catch the Bus Week continues to go from strength to strength, and this year promises to be bigger than ever with hundreds of bus companies, passenger organisations, Members of Parliament and local authorities coming together…

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Bus usage is on the decline – what can be done?

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 15th June 2016 by Claire Haigh.

The number of bus journeys across England is on the decline and looks set to fall even further. New figures from the Department for Transport, out yesterday, paint a worrying picture. In the last year, the number of bus journeys in England, both inside and outside of London has fallen. In total there were 118…

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The Impact of Congestion on Bus Passengers

Published on: 2nd June 2016

“In this study David rightly highlights the crisis which has developed in bus service reliability across the UK, and suggests a new and urgent need to make our buses quicker and more reliable to make our cities work better. The air quality effects of congestion are getting much airtime just now – the economic effects…

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Air quality has shot up the agenda

To tackle poor air quality, we need to talk about modal shift

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 2nd February 2016 by Claire Haigh.

Air quality has shot up the agenda. It is estimated that poor air quality may cause 29,000 early deaths a year, and transport has been identified as a major contributor. Government is rightly focused on the issue, as recent announcements on the Clean Air Zones and Clean Bus Technology Fund demonstrate. But why has there…

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Catch the Bus Week 2015, it’s a wrap… until next year!

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 19th October 2015

Catch the Bus Week 2015 was our biggest and brightest campaign week yet. We saw events, competitions and community initiatives taking place all over the country, all aimed at encouraging people to give the bus a try that week. In recognition of the vital support from local authorities, operators and passenger group during Catch the…

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KPMG Report

KPMG Report: Buses, devolution and the growth agenda: A guide to investing in local bus infrastructure

Published on: 12th February 2015

To help guide local decision makers on decisions related to bus infrastructure funding, Greener Journeys commissioned KPMG LLP to develop a new guide to help harness buses’ potential to boost economic growth, create jobs and strengthen communities. Drawing on expertise from 60 expert stakeholders, this guide sets out eight policy recommendations to improve local bus…

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