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Greener Journeys responds to Autumn Budget

Published on: 29th October 2018

The Chancellor has today announced additional funding for sustainable transport including buses, trams and cycling routes through the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund. Greener Journeys, the sustainable transport group, has welcomed the announcement which comes just days ahead of a new report demonstrating the value of investment in local bus infrastructure. However, Greener Journeys has also…

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Greener Journeys responds to Government’s Loneliness Strategy

Published on: 15th October 2018

Investment in transport connections such as buses is key to tackling social isolation – a fact that has been recognised by the Government today with the publication of its Loneliness Strategy, which aims to tackle the long-term problem of loneliness. Greener Journeys, the sustainable transport group, has welcomed the Strategy but calls on the Government…

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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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Ditch the car this Catch the Bus Week

Published on: 2nd July 2018

Catch the Bus Week 2018 runs from July 2 – 8, with bus operators, local authorities and passenger groups encouraging the public to give the bus a try Buses Minister Nusrat Ghani MP launches the 6th annual celebration of bus travel Up to 23% of car users would consider switching to buses if buses were…

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Greener Journeys responds to Government's New Clean Air Strategy

Greener Journeys responds to Government’s New Clean Air Strategy

Published on: 22nd May 2018

The Government has today published its draft Clean Air Strategy in which it outlines plans to reduce air pollution from a wide range of sources, including  wood burning stoves, ammonia from farms and  household products. Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, said: “Whilst we welcome the Government’s commitment to tackling air pollution, we are…

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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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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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