Greener Journeys responds to relaunch of Joint Air Quality Inquiry

Greener Journeys responds to relaunch of Joint Air Quality Inquiry

Published on: 12th October 2017

The Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health, and Transport Committees have re-launched their joint inquiry into improving air quality to scrutinise the Government’s plans to reduce the harmful effects of air pollution on public health and the environment. Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, said: “It is encouraging to hear that four…

Read more
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…

Read more
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…

Read more

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…

Read more
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.…

Read more
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…

Read more
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…

Read more
Greener Journeys responds to Communities and Local Government Select Committee Report

Greener Journeys responds to Communities and Local Government Select Committee Report

Published on: 31st March 2017

The Communities and Local Government Select Committee has said the Government must look at “all options” to fund social care in a new report. MPs have suggested scrapping or reducing schemes for pensioners, including free bus passes. Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, the sustainable transport campaign, said: “It is true that funding for…

Read more

Greener Journeys responds to Transport Focus report on congestion

Published on: 22nd March 2017

New research from the independent watchdog Transport Focus released today finds that congestion and traffic jams are reducing passenger satisfaction with bus services across England and Scotland. In the latest survey of nearly 47,000 passengers, satisfaction with punctuality was 73 per cent, down from 75 per cent in 2015. Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener…

Read more
Greener Journeys responds to Urban Congestion fund

Greener Journeys responds to Urban Congestion fund

Published on: 9th March 2017

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP has confirmed in his budget today £690 million of funding for local authorities to tackle the growing problem of urban congestion, and get local transport networks moving again. However, fuel duty remains frozen and a review of taxation of diesel vehicles has been delayed until the autumn. Commenting…

Read more
Bus renaissance under way in towns and cities across the UK

Bus renaissance under way in towns and cities across the UK

Published on: 9th February 2017

Bus use is increasing in key urban areas as services become greener, more convenient and better connected Affluent southern regions including Bristol, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire see biggest rises New survey shows that travel convenience is passengers’ main reason for using the bus The bus is coming back into fashion in parts of the UK…

Read more
62214 - S673 SVU

Greener Journeys publishes consultation findings on Transport Knowledge Hub

Published on: 6th December 2016

Greener Journeys has today published the findings of the consultation on the creation of a Transport Knowledge Hub to support Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) with growth initiatives. The purpose of this new Hub will be to provide LEPs with the tools and information they need to make transport capital investments which will drive local economic…

Read more