Houseboats along the Regent`s Canal west of Camden Town, London, England. October 2012. Attribution: David Stanley from Nanaimo, Canada
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This article focuses on information specific to United Kingdom. Please see our Sustainable transport activism page for a topic overview.

Events[edit | edit source]

Networks[edit | edit source]

  • Transport Action Network, a relatively new organisation set up in 2019, which helps to support people and groups press for more sustainable transport in England and Wales. added 15:53, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Resources[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]


More video: LivingStreetsUK channel on youtube

How to's[edit | edit source]

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Car, bike, train, or walk: how people get to work mapped,, 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 | edit source]

Don't lose you way, added 09:14, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

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

Our canal & river network

Apps for sustainability[edit | edit source]

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

Other resources[edit | edit source]

  • Car Free Walks, "community-driven outdoor website" which provides walks free of cars and free of charge. added 11:54, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
  • 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
  • Active Travel England - GOV.UK, added 08:08, 4 October 2022 (UTC)

Community rail in the United Kingdom[edit | edit source]

Community rail in the United Kingdom is the support of railway lines and stations by local organizations, usually through community rail partnerships (CRPs) comprising railway operators, local councils, and other community organizations, 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

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

  • Buses for every community,, added 09:36, 24 January 2021 (UTC)...Rural sustainability UK
  • 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 organizations 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

See also[edit | edit source]

local information can be found, or shared, via our many UK location pages

External links[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • Slow Ways, Community Interest Company creating a network of walking routes that connect all of Great Britain's towns and cities. added 16:45, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Acorp, National federation of Community rail partnerships
  •, 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
  • 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[edit | edit source]

  1. Greenpeace, December 4 2008
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