This page lists any significant actions or consultations that people might wish to engage with:

Actions

e-bike Action – write to your MP!  The government has pledged to ‘create a new era for cycling and walking’ but we need an incentive scheme for e-bikes to really make this happen (it is planning one for e-cars and similar schemes already exist in other countries). This is a national campaign started by Oxford Friends of the Earth, so please find a few spare moments to write to your MP today using their template letter. Please promote this through your networks and organisations. With your help this could become a reality. More info on their website.

Open Consultations

National

Transport Decarbonisation Plan: The Department for Transport is consulting about ideas on how to reduce carbon emissions from transport. The consultation is open until 31 August, 2020 and will be important in shaping future Government policy so please encourage others to respond. You can view the full set of questions here. If you don’t want to fill in their questionnaire you can email your comments to: TDP@dft.gov.uk. We have provided some guidance for people responding in case it can be of assistance.

Comprehensive Spending Review: The Treasury is currently asking for ideas on future spending. It’s a chance to say what you’d like to see invested in and and what you don’t want to see money wasted on (new roads for example). It has produced guidance on how to respond and the deadline for submissions is 24th September 2020

Highway Code Review: The Government is currently consulting on a review of the Highway Code to improve safety for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders. The consultation ends at midnight on 27 October, 2020

Planning for the future: Government consultation on changing the planning system. The consultation ends at 11:45pm on 29 October 2020

Regional / Scheme

England’s Economic Heartland draft Transport Strategy: EEH is holding a 12 week consultation running from 14 July – 6 October 2020.  Well put our thoughts here once we’ve had a read of the documents.

Lower Thames Crossing further consultation: Highways England is holding a further consultation from 14 July – 12 August 2020 after making further changes to the design

Transport for West Midlands: TfWM is holding a consultation on an enhanced bus partnership for the West Midlands. The consultation closes midnight, 13 September, 2020

Please get in touch if you think there is a major consultation we should have listed here. Thanks.