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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 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 people…

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…

New guidance for reporting of road traffic collisions

Every 20 minutes someone is killed or seriously injured on British roads. Much of the reporting around these incidents portrays collisions as unavoidable, obscures the presence of certain actors or omits crucial context as to why crashes happen and what we can do to prevent them. A new set of guidelines have been produced in consultation with road safety, legal,…

Road danger reduction – the fight continues

One year has passed since the generosity of over 200 supporters raised £10,000 for us to make a short film about road danger. Road danger in Britain not only kills and injures over 16,000 kids every year, but its air pollution poisons millions more. Our 40-minute documentary STOP KILLING OUR CHILDREN puts a spotlight on the institutionalised apathy towards road…

Walk to School Week is more important then ever

The Walk to School Week event is close to our hearts. The first Walk to School week in 1995 involved five primary schools taking part in our very own Green Transport Week. Since then the initiative has grown and is more important than ever; a generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half. Now…