NGO Reports & Letters

BUILDING BETTER, BUILDING BEAUTIFUL COMMISSION

Government response to the Living with Beauty report - MHCLG (January 2021)

Living with Beauty (January 2020)

CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER TRANSPORT (CAMPAIGN GUIDES AND RESEARCH)

A fare future for rail: a blueprint for fares and ticketing reform (October 2023)

Successful Campaign Strategies (handout for TAN conference) (September 2023)

Plane Speaking – Moving journeys from air to rail (July 2023)

Better Transport for Better Business (June 2023)

Better Transport for Better Health (June 2023)

Pay-as-you-drive: The British public’s views on vehicle taxation reform (September 2022)

Funding local bus services in England (June 2022)

Zero Emission Bus Summit: How can we speed up the transition to zero emission buses? (October 2021)

Supporting local authorities to improve local bus use and expand zero emission bus provision (September 2021)

Connecting communities: improving transport to get ‘left behind’ neighbourhoods back on track (March 2021)

COVID-19 Recovery, Renewing the transport system (July 2020)

CBT summary note about local authorities' legal duties re public transport

Lawyers note regarding local authorities' duties re public transport

Road Campaigner's Guide

Save our Buses Campaign Pack

Research Papers

CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT RURAL ENGLAND (CPRE)

Every village, every hour: A comprehensive bus network for rural England (March 2021)

Transport deserts (February 2020)

The end of the road? Challenging the road-building consensus (March 2017)

Beyond Transport Infrastructure: Lessons for the future from recent road projects (July 2006)

CHARTERED INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION (CIHT)

Better Planning, Better Transport, Better Places (August 2019)

Buses in Urban Developments (January 2018)

Planning for Walking (April 2015)

Planning for Cycling (October 2014)

CLEAN CITIES

(E)MISSION: ZERO, Towards zero-emission mobility in European cities (March 2024)

COMMISSION ON TRAVEL DEMAND

All Change? The future of travel demand and the implications for policy and planning (May 2018)

Confederation of Passenger Transport

Bus and Coach: The route to net zero in Scotland (February 2023)

The decarbonisation dividend: The economic, environmental and social benefits of more bus and coach journeys (July 2022)

CREATE STREETS

Stepping off the road to nowhere (March 2024)

Moving Towards Growth: why it’s time to build on Britain’s Roadbelt (September 2023)

Computer Says Road (February 2022)

Create Mews (February 2022)

CREDS - UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

Reverse gear: The reality and implications of national transport emission reduction policies (May 2023)

Less is more: Changing travel in a post pandemic society (March 2022)

The role of energy demand reduction in achieving net-zero in the UK (October 2021)

A new green shovel? Options for the transport stimulus package (June 2020)

e-bike carbon savings - how much and where? (May 2020)

CYCLING UK

Various policy briefings available on all things cycling.

Decarbon8

Bridging the Gap. People and place: the key to bridging the transport decarbonisation gap (November 2023)

UNCCUT: Understanding Change in Car Use over Time (July 2022)

Everything Counts: Why transport infrastructure emissions matter for decision makers (February 2022)

Measuring road infrastructure carbon: A 'critical' in transport's journey to net-zero (February 2022)

Measuring railway infrastructure carbon: A 'critical' in transport's journey to net-zero (February 2022)

Liveable Liverpool City Region: A social and demographic scoping review of the Emergency Active Travel Fund: Tranche 1 (January 2021)

Fare Free London

Free public transport for London, why & how: A campaign briefing (March 2024)

Foundation for Integrated Transport

Shropshire Rural Buses (January 2018)

FRIENDS OF THE EARTH (POLICY BRIEFINGS)

How local councils are acting on climate - includes a number of briefings on transport (May 2022 - Jan 2023)

Making transport fit for the Climate Emergency (January 2021)

Legal briefing on Heathrow Judgement (Feb 2020)

Transforming transport funding to meet our climate targets (November 2019)

A radical transport response to a climate emergency (October 2019)

An Eco Levy for driving (October 2019)

A net zero carbon budget for the whole transport sector (June 2019)

Faster, Deeper and Fairer Carbon Pollution Cuts Needed (June 2019)

Getting the Department for Transport on the right track (May 2019)

Segregated cycleways and e-bikes - the future of urban travel (April 2019)

Planning for less car use (February 2019)

More than electric cars (February 2019)

Transforming Public Transport (February 2019)

GREEN ALLIANCE

Net Zero Policy Tracker (March 2024)

Reforming transport taxes: a fair share package (June 2023)

Moving on: greener travel for the UK (April 2023)

Not going the extra mile: driving less to tackle climate change (December 2021)

Net-zero policy tracker - September update (September 2021)

Blueprint for a resilient economy (June 2020)

They have also produced reports on a range of environmental issues

GREENER JOURNEYS

Greener Journeys produce a lot of useful reports on carbon, congestion and bus services, which can be viewed on their website.

Greener Vision

Pathways to Net Zero: Delivering Net Zero Road Transport (June 2023)

INDEPENDENT TRANSPORT COMMISSION

The shape of changing bus demand in England (January 2020)

Institute for Government

How governments use evidence to make transport policy (February 2021)

Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

Moving together: A people-focussed pathway to fairer and greener transport (May 2024)

Who Gets a Good Deal? Revealing public attitudes to transport in Great Britain (April 2024)

Where are we going? Transport priorities for the next UK government (February 2024)

A smooth ride: Electric buses and the route to a fairer transport system (June 2023)

All aboard: A plan for fairly decarbonising how people travel (June 2021)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis (August 2021)

Joint NGO letters

Don't fall out of love with public transport (13 February, 2023)

LIVING STREETS

Various policy briefings are available, including research on the value of the pedestrian pound.

London TravelWatch

Annual Review 2023 (April 2023)

National Federation of Women's Institutes

A New Route for Local Bus Services (April 2021)

PATH (Partnership for Active Travel and Health)

Make way for walking and cycling (October 2022)

PLACE ALLIANCE

A Housing Design Audit for England (January 2020)

Possible

Streetspace Invaders: Mitigating the growing risk that EV charging poses to scarce pedestrian space (May 2023)

Car Free Visions: Exploring post-car-dependent futures in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and London (January 2023)

Changes in motor traffic inside London's LTNs and on boundary roads (January 2023)

Nobody Left Behind: Envisaging inclusive cities in a low-car future (February 2022)

London’s Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: an emerging evidence base (January 2021)

LTNs for all? Mapping the extent of London’s new Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (November 2020)

RAC Foundation

Is it necessary to reduce car mileage to meet our carbon emission goals? (February 2023)

Rail Delivery Group

The role and value of rail freight in the UK (April 2021)

Road Collision Reporting Guidelines

Media Guidelines for Reporting Road Collisions (May 2021)

Royal Town Planning Institute

Net Zero Transport (January 2021)

Social Market Foundation

Getting the measure of transport poverty: Understanding and responding to the UK’s hidden crisis (November 2023)

SMART MOTORWAYS KILL

Stagecoach

Every journey makes a difference (November 2022)

Road map to zero (March 2022)

Bus services and new residential developments (July 2017)

SUSTRANS

Transport to Thrive: Why we shouldn't ignore the transport needs of young people (November 2023)

Transport to Thrive: Fair bus fares for young people (July 2022)

Active Travel Toolkit - Linking active travel and public transport to housing growth and planning

Other research papers are also available.

THE COMMISSION INTO PROSPERITY AND COMMUNITY PLACEMAKING

No Place Left Behind (September 2021)

TRANSPORT ACTION NETWORK

A layman's guide to transport modelling practice in England (June 2024)

NNNPS Parliamentary briefing (March 2024)

Letter to David Fairbrother, Treasury Officer of Accounts about Accounting Officer Assessments for major road schemes (January 2023)

Letter to Mark Harper suggesting he scrap new roads to safeguard public transport (December 2022)

Letter to Mark Harper re A428 BCR (December 2022)

Letter to Jeremy Hunt suggesting he scrap new roads to help plug the budget deficit (October 2022)

Letter to Grant Shapps asking him to re-open RIS2 (February 2022)

Briefing: Stop the climate-wrecking Silvertown Tunnel (October 2021) - (published jointly with others)

Joint letter to Sadiq Khan and Grant Shapps about the Silvertown Tunnel (April 2021) - (published jointly with others)

Hammersmith Bridge Open Letter (August 2020) - (published jointly with others)

Stop Digging Report (June 2020) - (Silvertown Tunnel - published jointly with others)

Letter to Grant Shapps about roads (RIS2 & NNNPS) (March 2020)

A Climate Emergency Plan for Transport - A Guide to Local Authority Action (March 2020)

Flowchart showing planning timetable for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

TRANSPORT & ENVIRONMENT

The State of European Transport 2024: An overview of the EU's largest climate problem (March 2024)

Clean solutions for all: T&E's car decarbonisation roadmap (March 2024)

Company cars: how European governments are subsidising pollution and climate change (October 2020)

The plug-in hybrid con (September 2020)

TRANSPORT FOR ALL

Are we there yet? Barriers to transport for disabled people in 2023 (December 2023)

TRANSPORT FOR NEW HOMES

Building Car Dependency: The tarmac suburbs of the future (February 2022)

Joint letter to Robert Jenrick, copied to Grant Shapps, urging the Government to to better integrate transport and planning/housing (May 2021)

Garden Villages and Garden Towns: Visions and Reality (June 2020)

Transport for New Homes report (July 2018)

Checklist for new housing developments

TRANSPORT FOR QUALITY OF LIFE

The key to prosperity is a greener transport system (March 2024)

Benefits of public transport (handout for TAN conference) (September 2023)

Points of engagement for bus campaigning (handout for TAN conference) (September 2023)

The last chance saloon: we need to cut car mileage by at least 20% (December 2021)

The carbon impact of the national roads programme (July 2020)

The Impact of Road Projects in England (March 2017)

They have produced a wealth of other policy research papers on sustainable transport and climate change.

TRANSPORT PLANNING SOCIETY

State of the Nations Update: Transport Planning for a Sustainable Future (November 2022)

Tackling transport injustice - practical advice for local authorities (July 2022)

State of the Nations: Transport Planning for a Sustainable Future (October 2020)

TRICS

Guidance note on the practical implementation of the decide & provide approach (February 2021)

TUC

Public transport fit for the climate emergency (April 2023)

Rebuilding after recession: a plan for jobs (June 2020)

Can an infrastructure stimulus replace UK jobs wiped out by COVID19 crisis? (June 2020) - Transition Economics

TYNDALL CENTRE (UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER)

The Tyndall Carbon Budget Tool

University College London (UCL)

Paper 234: The Challenge of Sustainably Increasing Housing Supply in Greater London & the Green Belt: A Spatial Analysis of New Build Development and Travel Sustainability 2011-22 (October 2023)

University of the West of England (UWE)

Key questions for road investment and spending (Road Investment Scrutiny Panel) (January 2023)

URBAN TRANSPORT GROUP

Continuing COVID Funding: Support for Urban Public Transport (February 2022)

Active Travel Resources

Bus Resources

Freight resources

They also have briefings on other topics

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