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DIY Low Traffic Neighbourhood: Create virtual congestion

Over the last 50 years and more, Britain’s streets have been designed and built for cars. The resulting road danger has meant fewer journeys on foot or by bike, a loss of independence for kids and a contribution towards air pollution that kills 40,000 a year. And yet, even the Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) implemented to redress these perils have…

Damon Motorcycles: Electric bikes that promise a two-wheeled Tesla

While his ultimate dream might be to launch an electric equivalent to the Ford Model T, Elon Musk understands that it makes financial sense to fund research and development by selling low-volume, high performance cars to early adopters. Perhaps just as importantly, Musk is building a powerful brand – skilfully navigating the seeming dichotomies of being an environmentally friendly manufacturer…

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…

LTNs and the fight for our streets

A battle is taking place on British roads. In the red corner, those who want to tackle road danger, air pollution and climate change. In the blue corner, those willing to tolerate the status quo. The current skirmish involves Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs), schemes that use bollards or planters to stop rat running and create safe spaces for walking and…