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Sustainable transport UK

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This article focuses on information specific to the United Kingdom. Please see our Sustainable transport activism page for a topic overview.


Campaigns[edit]

a free ride, campaign for a fairer way to fly

AirportWatch, umbrella organisation which campaigns for a demand management approach to aviation. W

Campaign for Better Transport, UK advocacy group that promotes better bus and rail services and for supportive policies and for less expenditure on road building. It draws together the views of a wide range of organisations including conservation and environmental groups, community groups and trade unions. W

Living Streets, campaigns for better streets and public space for people on foot. They have local branches and contacts, and materials to help people campaign locally.

Save our Buses, Campaign for Better Transport

Community rail in the United Kingdom[edit]

Community rail in the United Kingdom is the support of railway lines and stations by local organisations, usually through community rail partnerships (CRPs) comprising railway operators, local councils, and other community organisations, and rail user groups (RUGs). Community railways are managed to fit local circumstances recognising the need to increase revenue, reduce costs, increase community involvement and support social and economic development.

The Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) supports its fifty or so member CRPs and also offers assistance to voluntary station friends groups that support their local stations through the station adoption scheme. Since 2005 the Department for Transport has formally designated a number of railway lines as community rail schemes in order to recognise the need for different, more appropriate standards than are applied to main line railway routes, and therefore make them more cost effective. W

Resources[edit]

  • Reducing the Need to Travel, a Campaigners’ Guide from Campaign for Better Transport, December 2011
  • Ten principles for sustainable management of greenways for people and wildlife from Sustrans

Apps for sustainability[edit]

Faxi Car Sharing software and app, for liftsharing, carpooling & journey sharing

Citizens data initiative[edit]

Car, bike, train, or walk: how people get to work mapped, theguardian.com, 2011 Census data, including by location

Aviation and climate change

Per person, Britons emit more from flying than any other people else on the planet (603kg per person per year, compared to 434kg for Irish and 275 kg for Americans) while in the UK aviation accounts for 13 per cent of the country's entire climate impact (Source: Green values: consumers and branding - TGI consultants; 13 per cent figure from Gillian Merron in answer to parliamentary question 26 April 2007.) - a figure that is growing fast. [1]

Maps[edit]

Interactive historic map of *every* UK railway line that's ever existed

Our canal & river network canalrivertrust.org.uk

Video[edit]

More video: LivingStreetsUK channel on youtube

News and comment[edit]

2019

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Aug 16 Scotland news: Dundee's green revolution: council-run charging hubs and electric cabs [2]

Drifting into the future at 4mph: a rebirth awaits for Britain’s canals, Jan 6 [3]

2018

Memory lanes: the ramblers trying to save 10,000 lost footpaths, Dec 4 [4]

The young are falling out of love with their cars. It's an opportunity we musn't waste. Aug 8 [5]

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Climate action UK: Transport is UK's most polluting sector as greenhouse gas emissions fall, Feb 6 [6]

2017

Owning a car will soon be a thing of the past, John Harris, Oct 23 [7]

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Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham has announced Chris Boardman as Greater Manchester’s first-ever Cycling and Walking Commissioner, Jul 28 [8]

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London news: London mayor considers pay-per-mile road pricing and ban on new parking, Jun 20 [9]

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Solar-charged electric buses set to hit the streets of Brighton and Hove, Apr 26 [10]

Scant evidence that road schemes produce economic benefits, but they increase traffic dramatically and damage the countryside, Mar 20 [11]

The train now standing at Platform 3 is … a Co-op? Mar 16 [12]

Inclusion and access should be at the heart of the new Bus Services Bill, Feb 14 [13]

2016

The Bus Services Bill could help transform transport through better data, Nov 22 [14]

The People’s Railway: A Cooperative Opportunity? Jun 28 [15]

2013

Buses - essential for millions without a car, Rachel Bromley, September 25 [16]

2009

Transport in transition, July 29 [17]

See also[edit]


Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Environmental impact of aviation in the United Kingdom, Trams and light rail in the UK, Walking in the United Kingdom (category), Waterways in the United Kingdom

External links[edit]

  • Acorp, National federation of Community rail partnerships
  • BlaBlaCar.co.uk, Carpooling
  • Canal & River Trust, charitable trust that was set up to look after the waterways of England and Wales. It is expected that the inland waterways currently managed by the Environment Agency will transfer to the trust in 2015. W
  • City Car Club, car club operator. Relying upon support from local authorities, City Car Club works in partnership with communities, attempting to supplement existing public transport infrastructure and act as an alternative to conventional car ownership. W
  • Co-wheels car club which operates as a Social Enterprise
  • E-Car
  • ETA Trust, environmentally friendly transport
  • Liftshare.com
  • National Community Boats Association, waterway society, which supports community boat projects and encourages more people to access the inland waterways of the UK W
  • National Rail enquiries, for train journey planning
  • Passenger Focus, independent Passenger Watchdog
  • The Ramblers, formerly known as the Ramblers' Association, is the largest walkers' rights organisation in Great Britain and aims to represent the interests of walkers (or ramblers). It is a charity registered in England and Wales and in Scotland, with around 123,000 members.
  • Traveline, impartial and comprehensive information about public transport
  • Walkers are Welcome, community-led initiative operating in England, Scotland and Wales. The scheme promotes towns and communities as 'walker-friendly', based on a number of criteria, aiming to benefit local economies by attracting tourism. W
  • Waterway Recovery Group, national co-ordinating body for voluntary labour on the inland waterways of the United Kingdom. W
  • We Are Futureproof, pushing for new ideas in personal transport


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. Greenpeace, December 4 2008
  2. The Guardian
  3. The Guardian
  4. The Guardian
  5. The Alternative UK
  6. independent.co.uk
  7. The Guardian
  8. livingstreets.org.uk
  9. The Guardian
  10. theargus.co.uk
  11. cpre.org.uk
  12. transitionnetwork.org
  13. citymetric.com
  14. citymetric.com
  15. @Shareable
  16. Sustrans
  17. transitionculture.org


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