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Switching off speed cameras

Posted by Jennifer Dunn, Policy Analyst, Tax Payers Alliance

Just over a year ago Swindon became the first UK town to switch off fixed speed cameras. Since then, more authorities have followed suit including Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, some areas in Northamptonshire and Somerset.

ITS: Let’s make it really Intelligent

Posted by Luca Magni, VP International Business Development, Reicom

Only a living connective tissue of information can deliver real ITS

Saving travel carbon; saving travel costs

Posted by Craig Wright, Operations Director, Liftshare

If average car occupancy levels increased from 1.6 to just two, nine million tonnes of CO2 would be saved per annum. The potential environmental impact of car-sharing for your organisation is enormous

Creating cost effective Transport plans

Posted by Paul Osbourne, Director of School Travel, Sustrans

In an exclusive interview with GovToday, Paul Osbourne, Director of School Travel dicusses cost effective transport plans for local authorities.

Reducing carbon in Travel and Transport

Posted by David Knight, Director, Transport Planning Associates

Can we do more?

In one of the recent televised ministerial debates, a questioner from the audience brought the matter of climate change down to the individual level, "What have you personally done to reduce your carbon footprint?"

The Road Ahead

Posted by Lord Adonis MP, Rt Hon Secretary of State for Transport, The Department for Transport

Faced with the global challenge of climate change - and as part of our wider commitment to sustainable development - it is clear that building a cleaner, greener future for Britain means building a low carbon future. Consequently, all of us, whatever our role in the transport sector, have a duty to champion low carbon technology and behaviour as part of our wider responsibility to help this country meet its ambitious, but essential, climate change obligations.

On your bike

Posted by Jason Torrance, Policy Manager, Sustrans

Cycling has the potential to play a major role in the UK's transport network. However, currently only two per cent of our journeys are made by bike, a stark contrast with the Netherlands where 27 per cent of all journeys are by bike.

Shifting the gears of change

Posted by Paul Everitt, Chief Executive, SMMT

 The UK motor industry is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its products and production processes.

Cutting carbon from transport

Posted by Greg Archer, Director, The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

"The evidence shows that climate change is occurring and that it will continue to have far-reaching effects on the UK's people and places, economy, society and environment...We welcome the opportunity for local government to lead the response at a local level, encouraging and helping local residents, local businesses and other organisations to reduce their energy costs, to reduce congestion, to adapt to the impacts of climate change, to improve the local environment and to deal with fuel poverty in our communities."

Citroën advocates affordable technology

Posted by Brain Roskell, Fleet Marketing Manager, Citroen

Citroën's philosophy regarding low emissions vehicles is straightforward. Why take a difficult and expensive engineering route when significant green gains are achievable more affordably using conventional technology?

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