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Is Birmingham about to become the UK’s flagship liveable city?

Birmingham may be one of the country’s original motor cities, but like so many of our urban centres, it is blighted by congestion and pollution –  25 per cent of the city’s car journeys are one mile or shorter. However, change is on its way. In a bid to tackle costly congestion and create a more liveable city, the council…

European Mobility Week 2021

The theme for European Mobility Week this year is Safe and Healthy with Sustainable Mobility. The event has a focus that pays tribute to the hardships experienced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It also reflects on the opportunities for change resulting from this health crisis and in particular the creative, resilient responses to the pandemic. This year, European Mobility Week celebrates…

Carrying children by bike

They thought they’d solved the challenge of carrying kids by bicycle in 1951 by simply transforming a pram into a sidecar. While that particular idea didn’t take off, bicycles remain one of the most joyful ways of travelling with your children. When it comes to carrying kids by bicycle, especially on the school run, there are various options to choose between.…

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…

Collapsible, reusable water bottle? We’ll drink to that

The Hydaway is a collapsible and reusable water bottle that aims to reduce the 50 billion plastic water bottles discarded each year in America alone. The brightly-coloured accessory makes an interesting alternative to a conventional bicycle bidon, too. The Hydaway water bottle is intended to be filled from the tap – a source that is cheaper, environmentally-friendlier and more rigorously…