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‘Just a minute’ protest targets drivers blocking cycle lanes

When drivers park illegally – even for just a minute – it has a knock-on effect on other road users. Pavements may become impassable for wheelchair users, pedestrians may find it difficult or dangerous to cross and, in the case of cycle lanes, cyclists may be forced into traffic. Inspired by the excuse ‘I’ll just be a minute‘ that’s often…

What travel restrictions? DIY Vespa caravan for homegrown adventures

Who says international travel restrictions mean an end to holiday adventures? Take for example the adventures of Tom Burick, who got in touch to share details of the charming caravan he’s just built. The little tear-drop trailer echoes the lines of his vintage Vespa scooter, which doubles as a tow vehicle. Tom told us: “The trailer weighs in at 170…

This year and every year: Stop killing our Children

The celebration of Car Free Day this week brings into sharp focus the need for liveable streets. Road danger in Britain not only kills and injures over 16,000 kids every year, but the associated air pollution poisons millions more. Two years have passed since the generosity of over 200 supporters raised £10,000 for us to make a short film about…

Pavement parking – Scourge of the nation

Over 80 per cent of local authorities have reported that pavement parking is a widespread problem in their area. The findings of the most recent government consultation on pavement parking confirmed that vulnerable pedestrians are most at risk, and in particular: people with visual impairments; people who use mobility aids, including guide dogs, wheelchairs, and mobility scooters; young children and…

Let’s make Green Transport Week a year-round event

We launched Green Transport Week in 1993 to celebrate sustainable transport and to raise awareness of the part transport has on our way of life and the environment. Almost 30 years later, the issue has never been more important. Our national health emergency predates covid-19. Britain’s poisonous air causes 40,000 early deaths a year, with almost one in four of…