Good information is key to any good campaign, so knowing how to find it is an essential tool for any campaigner. Some information can be found from Government statistics that are regularly published such as on traffic levels. Other data can be harder to uncover, or may not be published, or if it is, not in an obvious location.
That's where Freedom of Information is an important tool for campaigners as it gives you the right within certain limits to ask for the data that could help with your campaign. We recommend using a website such as WhatDoTheyKnow.com as it is ready for people to use, with advice, forms and automatically sends it to the right person in the organisation you select. It also explains what appeals you can make and where these should be sent.
For more information on Freedom of Information we would recommend reading the Campaign for Better Transport guide.