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Rishi’s Road to Ruin

This Conservative Government seems determined to leave the country far worse than it found it and to tie the hands of the next Government as much as it can. This year we will, more than likely, have a general election and have our say at the ballot box. In the meantime, the Department for Transport has been churning out announcements and policy documents like there’s no tomorrow. It really feels like they are rushing to get as much damage done...
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Labour’s rail reforms could get us back on track

Last week saw the Labour Party start to set out its stall for transport should it be elected as the next Government, when it published Get Britain Moving: Labour’s plan...
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Why bus cuts hit women hardest

Women use buses more than men in most countries around the world. The journeys they make tend to be more complex too. Many are non-work related, and are often done with children or older people. Yet transport planning and infrastructure largely overlooks these needs. In the UK, women make 30%...
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Can Local Transport Plans get Britain moving?

Low Traffic Future is an alliance set up by Transport Action Network in 2022. It aims to promote the benefits of less motor traffic. In this post, Edward Lamb shares what the alliance achieved in 2023 and how you can get involved.   Well, 2023 was an exciting year for...
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Welsh roads review: one year on

Is the love still there? So here we are, St Valentine's day, 2024, a year to the day on which the Deputy Minister for Climate Change reshaped the future of road building in Wales. When he published the roads review and delivery plan, Lee Waters made three things clear: There...
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Healthy Travel Choices Give Children More Freedom

This blog is part of our healthy travel choices series. Previously, we looked at road safety. Here, we are focusing on how it would give children more freedom. Having healthy travel options gives people more choice as to how they travel. These options do not mean being forced to travel...
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What to expect from 2024

2023 was a bit of a rollercoaster with transport decisions often making the headlines. Sadly, forward thinking decisions were far and few between. The £2 bus fare cap stands out as one of very few highs. Instead depressing decisions and unannounced u-turns were delivered regularly throughout the year. So much...
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