Category Archives: Transport

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One of the best things an environmentalist can do: get on a plane

This post is by Brendan May, chairman of The Robertsbridge Group. Some years ago, Prince Charles got into trouble for accepting an environment award overseas. ‘But he flew!’, they cried. Since then, from what I can tell, HRH has had … Continue reading

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Green liberalism: why we need a local approach to sustainable transport

This post is by Julian Huppert, MP for Cambridge. It is one of a collection of forthcoming essays to be published by Green Alliance, titled Green liberalism: a local approach to the low carbon economy. Similar collections will also be published under Green … Continue reading

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Talk is cheap: why the gap between rhetoric and reality in the coalition’s infrastructure policy matters

This post by Green Alliance’s chief economist Julian Morgan. It first appeared on the New Statesman economics blog. Ministers should not be under any illusion that public spending on high carbon projects offers a quick economic fix. Amid all the headlines about the … Continue reading

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Will City Deals promote sustainable transport?

This post is by Stephen Joseph, CEO of the Campaign for Better Transport. Launched to some fanfare last July by Nick Clegg, the City Deal programme is supposed to free larger urban areas from the dead hand of Whitehall, allowing … Continue reading

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The hidden giants of infrastructure

This post first appeared on BusinessGreen. Industrial strategy hasn’t been fashionable for a long time. Anyone romantic enough to have spent February 14th watching Harold Wilson Night on BBC Parliament will have seen the last moment when industrial strategy took … Continue reading

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Making your world sustainable – one eco challenge at a time

This is a guest post from Matt Walters, a broadcaster and resident of London on a mission to live more sustainably. I am peering through the blinds of my flat like a suspicious neighbour with something to hide. I have got … Continue reading

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“Rail fares up by 13% but war on motorists ‘over'”

This was one of the headlines greeting bleary-eyed Londoners on their way back to work on Tuesday, as they flicked through the city’s free morning newspaper, Metro. Why had the paper surmised this? Because on the same day that train, … Continue reading

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Socialising by hologram – life in 2040

By 2040 most of us will live in cities, but they’ll probably look radically different to the ones we have today. Yesterday Forum for the Future launched ‘Megacities on the Move’ which imagines four scenarios for urban life by 2040. ‘Renew-abad’ (embedded above) looks best to … Continue reading

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I wish my bike was hot

I’m waiting for the day when I go to collect my bike and find a ‘your bike is hot’ label on it.

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Top Gear and scary lorries: the real messages we get on cycling

I rode into work by bike today. It was the first time in seven months I had braved London roads, having just returned from a sabbatical abroad. All too soon I was reminded of what a battle it is cycling.

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