News Archives - Environment

Government inaction on pavement parking slammed by Transport Committee

We find it profoundly regrettable that the Government has taken so long to take any action to deal with pavement parking. So says a recent report  by the parliament’s Transport Committee – a body appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Department for Transport. Their frustration is understandable. Fours years ago the…

Road danger film premiere

We’ve done it. Thanks to the generosity of over 200 supporters who helped raise £10,000, we’ve made a documentary about road danger. Stop Killing our Children examines how road danger damages us all, whatever our age and however we travel, and questions our collective blindness to both its cause and remedy. The 40-minute, crowdfunded film is narrated by the BBC’s…

Electric scooter share schemes offer no panacea

As many cities around the world seek to tackle air pollution and congestion, but at the same time stubbornly overlook the bicycle as a solution, companies like Gogoro are presenting electric vehicle share schemes as the answer to clean and efficient mobility. Gogoro’s electric scooters address range anxiety by using swappable battery packs that can be replaced at roadside kiosks.…

Heatwave hacks: The bottle shower

With temperatures expected to soar this weekend, we are giving away a bottle shower – a rose attachment that twists into place on all narrow neck plastic bottles. When the bottle is upturned, the device delivers a constant flow of water without any need for squeezing. A two-litre bottle holds enough water for a shower lasting almost two-and-a-half minutes and…

Turn 10 million parking spaces into parks

Over 10 million car parking spaces across 94 of the world’s biggest cities should be given over to cycle lanes or trees to reduce air pollution and help tackle climate change. The advice is from the C40 Cities group – a body that advises the mayors of major cities and which is chaired by Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris.…