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Category Archives: transport
The timidity of Transport for the North (TfN)
Transport for the North has released what it calls its Decarbonisation Strategy. It is also asking for comments on it via its consultation process. Occasional contributor to this website, Peter Somerville, has provided the following commentary. The timidity of Transport … Continue reading
Posted in analysis, Climate Change, transport Tagged climate change, consultations, decarbonisation, Peter Somerville, TfN, Transport for the North 3 Comments
Open letter to Manchester City Council about pop-up cycle lanes
UPDATED, 29 June. On Wednesday24 June, Extinction Rebellion Manchester erected a pop-up lane with signage and cones on the A56 Chester Rd. It bridges the 300m gap between the Trafford border, where the neighbouring council’s pop-up lane from Sale ends, … Continue reading
Posted in community, Manchester City Council, transport Tagged campaigns, Open Letter, pop-up cycle lanes 1 Comment
Fearless Cities: could we have the new municipalism in Greater Manchester?
Fearless Cities: the new municipalism. NEW! January, 2019. English edition of the book now available from (click->) New Internationalist. Today it is easy enough to think that people are not interested in politics, or even that they don’t value democracy. … Continue reading
Posted in cities, democracy, transport Tagged Barcelona, city region, Ciudades sin Miedo, democracy, Fearless Cities, Greater Manchester, Local government, radical democracy 7 Comments
Burners and preservers: most Greater Manchester MPs voted for more climate change
You’ll no doubt have seen the parliament vote on Heathrow. It indicates the appalling disregard by a majority of politicians for the threat of climate change and for sensible economic policies more broadly. Only 5 out of 26 Greater Manchester … Continue reading
Posted in Climate Change, environment, transport Tagged aviation, aviation dependency, climate change, Heathrow, Labour Party, Manchester Airport, Parliament, peatlands 2 Comments
The Open Veins of Greater Manchester
In Greater Manchester and the North (which we now have to call the Northern Powerhouse) new investment is coming. New transport minister, Patrick McLoughlin, has confirmed that HS2 (the Y shaped high speed railway with its foot in London and … Continue reading
Posted in economics, Greater Manchester City Region, transport Tagged DevoManc, HS2, infrastructure, investment, Manchester City Council, Mark Burton, resilience, transport 1 Comment
Can we end aviation dependency, and meanwhile how to spend the profits?
Last year Manchester City Council received what was described as a windfall of some £14m from its share of Manchester Airport Group. The other Greater Manchester councils have received a smaller, proportionate share. This year the figure is £16.23m … Continue reading