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London council spends £1.4m fighting Heathrow expansion

Hillingdon Council has spent more than £1.4 million against plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

Half of National Cycle Network rated as ‘poor’

The National Cycle Network is so starved of funding that many of its bike paths are in poor condition and are in desperate need of improvements.

£43m proposed for congestion projects in West Midlands

The West Midlands Combined Authority is poised to consider a £43 million investment in ten congestion busting projects.

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that Local councils in England will get an extra £420m to tackle potholes in the Autumn Budget.

Projects include encouraging use of electric buses in Moray and promoting greener travel options to staff and students at Glasgow Caledonian University.

 Features

Darren Shirley, Campaign for Better Transport

Darren Shirley discusses the current state of public transport and how local communities can encourage sustainable transport in their regions

During general wear and tear of a vehicle, brakes and tyres can produce tiny pieces of particulate matter, which can enter the air and sea and be harmful to human and marine life.

Cheat devices mean a lorry can produce up to 20 times more dangerous emissions. The DVSA has now become routinely checking lorries they stop at the roadside for emissions cheating

The Freight Transport Association has changed its Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme to become the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme to incorporate air quality performance

Sheffield City Council’s highways maintenance project, Streets Ahead, has a growing alternatively‑fuelled fleet, including hydrogen vans and electric vehicles. GreenFleet chats to Thomas Cullingford, environment manager at Amey, the firm delivering the contract