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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…

Streets are for people

Most of us who live in cities become blind to the blight caused by endless rows of cars parked along every street. We become immune to the visual clutter and numb to the road danger to which they contribute. We forget that streets are for people. During the first lockdown last year, traffic levels plummeted and many areas enjoyed a…

Get set for summer 2021: Rain trousers up for grabs

Seems like the must-have accessory for summer 2021 might be a pair of good rain trousers so fear not; we have one to give away. Craghoppers Kiwi Slim trousers feature a ‘Smartdry Eco water-resistant treatment’ to keep you dry, while a part-elasticated waist and reinforced seat adds durability. Nine pockets help with storage of other summertime essentials…like maybe an umbrella.…

Police chief tackles 200km charity run for RoadPeace

Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox, Head of Crime at Lincolnshire Police, and the National Lead for Fatal Collision Investigation, is undertaking a 200km running challenge during Global Road Safety Week which runs from May 17th – 23rd, in support of RoadPeace.  He’s calling for people to support him by running, cycling or walking alongside him – joining in for all or just part of the 9-day event…

Another week, another child on a pavement killed by a driver

This was the week an uninsured hit-and-run driver killed a two-week-old baby as he was being pushed along a pavement by his mother. An unimaginably horrific event were it to be an isolated incident. However, it’s far from that. Over 40 people on pavements and verges in the UK are killed every year by drivers. It’s highly unusual for the…