On the 5th Anniversary of the Paris agreement, does the proposed Wales Transport Strategy go far enough to address the climate crisis?
When restrictions were placed on public transport earlier this the year, we saw a huge increase in the number of people walking and cycling. Bike sales soared and cars were largely parked up with nowhere to go. Air quality in our towns and cities improved as a result of reduced traffic and we were ableContinue reading “On the 5th Anniversary of the Paris agreement, does the proposed Wales Transport Strategy go far enough to address the climate crisis?”
Today, the Welsh Government launched their draft transport strategy for consultation. Llwybr Newydd (A New Path), sets out an ambitious vision for an accessible and sustainable transport system that serves the people of Wales. The strategy recognises that nearly a quarter of the population in Wales are without a car and that our transport systemContinue reading “Transform Cymru Statement on the Welsh Government’s Draft Transport Strategy”
Asthma UK & British Lung Foundation Wales are proud members of Transform Cymru. We are the only UK charity looking after the nation’s lungs, campaigning for better lung health so that one day everyone can breathe cleaner air with healthier lungs. The seven steps to help transform our transport infrastructure to meet the needs ofContinue reading “Asthma UK & British Lung Foundation Wales are proud members of Transform Cymru”
Post by @RailfutureWales The railways of Britain have undoubtedly been through a traumatic period as a result of the Covid 19 lockdown. “There’s now an urgent need to get the rail system working effectively to support economic recovery” said Chris Page, chairman of the campaign group Railfuture. “We’re concerned that the rail industry and GovernmentContinue reading “Time for Whitehall to drop advice to avoid trains”
The coronavirus lockdown has forced people to change the way they live their lives, leaving the house only for a few, very specific, reasons. Whilst this has hit the transport sector hard as people work from home and stay in their own community, it represents a reset point where we have the opportunity to bringContinue reading “Transform Cymru: A sustainable transport vision for a post-lockdown Wales”
Across the UK, Governments are preparing to mobilise people in an attempt to get the economy moving again. In Wales, the Welsh Government has consulted with representative bodies on guidance for public transport operators and passengers. As the economy opens back up again, the need for people to travel will increase. The message currently, isContinue reading “Briefing: Transport access in post-lockdown Wales”
Our journey began a couple of years ago when the transport charity, Sustrans, brought together a range of organisations with an interest in transport and access to talk about ways we can push forward a sustainable and inclusive transport agenda. After a few meetings, we decided we needed to bring our ideas together on paperContinue reading “Our story from the beginning…”