Tag Archive for 'Transport Policy'

Los Angeles eliminates entire car Lane for safer bike travel

September 21st, 2011 by Beth Buczynski

Despite its reputation for horrendous traffic, officials from the City of Los Angeles recently decided to transform a lane normally used by cars into a thoroughfare for bike commuters. If you’re an L.A. citizen that normally gets around by car, you might think the decision is outrageous, or even a joke, but it’s not. And […]

Brazil uses traffic fines to fund bicycle-friendly infrastructure

September 12th, 2011 by Beth Buczynski

In yet another step that indicates its commitment to alternative transportation, the Brazilian government passed a law that will use revenue collected in the form of traffic tickets to support the development of bicycle-friendly programs and infrastructure. Once enacted, the Bicycle Program Brazil (PBB) will appropriate 15 percent of collected traffic fines to be used […]

UK Government provides weak response to recommendations on reducing aviation emissions

August 25th, 2011 by WWF

WWF expresses disappointment that the long-awaited UK Government response to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on their recommendations for reducing aviation emissions has shed little light on future aviation policy. Instead, their response focusses on what the UK Government might do rather than what they will do.

Could Guernsey learn from Google’s electric and low carbon transport infrastructure?

June 10th, 2011 by Richard Lord

 

What should Guernsey’s traffic strategy really be?

September 15th, 2010 by Peter Roffey

There has been a lot of talk recently about the disintegration of the States approved “Integrated Transport Strategy” and calls for a review of this whole area of policy to ensure that it is achieving what our government wants from it. In reality it is far more fundamental than that. First the States need to […]

Researchers at the Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York say how to reduce UK transport carbon emissions by 76 percent by 2050

August 29th, 2010 by Stockholm Environment Institute

Researchers at the Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York have achieved a significant breakthrough in climate change policy by showing how to make drastic cuts in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from transport. The study and research paper, “Towards a Zero Carbon Vision for UK Transport“goes beyond the science and paints a picture of what a […]

Sticky: An Earthcast web based seminar on ‘Sustainable Transport Policy’ on 11 August 2010

August 2nd, 2010 by Richard Lord

Earthscan are holding a one hour earthcast on Sustainable Transport Policy on 11 August 2010 at 5 pm.  This earthcast allows you to experience an audio-visual presentation on your computer.  To attend this presentation register here. Free seminars are offered by Earthscan to promote the books they publish.  The Sustainable Transport Policy earthcast will present […]

Bus policy – Bus Users Group meets with the Environment Department

June 15th, 2010 by Fergus

The Guernsey Bus Users Group (BUG) had a fruitful meeting with Environment (Minister Peter Sirett and Chief Officer Steve Smith) on 14 June 2010.  BUG focused on bus shelters.  We particularly highlighted the opportunity at Cobo. In 2007/8 some eight shelters were erected, but none last year.  The Environment Department, being responsible for buses and […]