The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Climate Commission (CPICC) final report contains two major recommendations for transport.
Category - Environment
How should we respond to the climate emergency?
We can wait for a more authoritarian government to force us to change, or we can start to build consensus for change.
How to reduce vehicle-miles to reduce carbon emissions
All of these steps can reduce the vehicle-miles we are most directly responsible for without significantly reducing quality of life.
No new petrol/diesel cars or vans from 2030
The real problem is the huge carbon cost of continuing to use the petrol/diesel vehicles we have now and continue to manufacture.
UK Climate Assembly shows a way forward
108 people met over six weekends earlier this year to consider how the UK should decarbonise transport, energy, food and other things we buy.
Can we have home delivery from any local shop in future?
Brilliantly convenient while we’re all shut in our homes. But how can it continue when people return to work?
Can you hear and smell the future?
We must make lasting changes in our own lives, and demand change of others.
Trains instead of planes – a viable choice for European destinations?
For trips not involving a sleeper - as far as Biaritz, Perpignan, Monaco, Berlin or Milan - advance fares are comparable with flying with checked-in bags.
What’s at the top of the urban transport hierarchy?
How closely do you think highway planners and engineers adhere to this?
The road to zero carbon will carry fewer cars
We need more train and bus services, an extensive network of cycleways, and for towns and villages to be walkable.
Taking action on air pollution: lives are at stake
Public Health England recommends targeting pollution hotspots and areas which have more vulnerable people.
When authorities won’t listen to themselves
You might expect the council's Highways team would forbid pavement blocking by building contractors at critical sites.
Signs of a positive impact
Residents, councillors and the Conservation officer have all asked for the minimum signage of ‘Parking Permit Areas’ in Newnham.
Response to Cambridge South East Transport Study (A1307) Consultation 2018
The full response to the consultation: why Smarter Cambridge Transport supports most of the short-term measures proposed (some with modifications), but does not support any of the three long-term strategies proposed.
We won’t have clean air if we say no to everything
Clean air. Who’s going to argue against that? None of us wants to breathe in dirty, life-shortening air. The figure of 47 deaths per year attributable to air pollution locally, cited recently on Cambridge Independent’s...
Reducing Traffic Congestion and Pollution in Urban Areas
Ideas for reducing congestion and pollution in urban areas, developed in the context of the Greater Cambridge area, typical of many UK towns and cities.