Strategic Framework for Road Safety

Strategic Framework for Road Safety

Click here to read the Strategic Framework Speech by: The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP Date delivered: 11 May 2011 Event: United Nations Decade of Action Launch Event Each year an incredible 1.3 million people are killed and 50 million are injured on the world’s roads. Politicians often use words like incredible, but when I saw those figures I asked someone to check them. They are correct and they are mind-numbing figures. Equally […]

Government Response to Sir Peter North Report

Government Response to Sir Peter North Report

Statement by: The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP Date delivered: 21 March 2011 Statement type: Written The Secretary of State for Transport (Philip Hammond): I have today placed in the Library of the House the Government’s response to a report by Sir Peter North on drink and drug driving which was published in June 2010.  This response also covers a report by the Transport Select Committee which was published in December […]

Regional Cycling Projects

Regional Cycling Projects

Statement by: Norman Baker MP Date delivered: 21 March 2011 Statement type: Written Regional Cycling Projects The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker): Today, I am announcing £836,000 of additional funding in this financial year to implement a number of small sustainable projects in the cycle towns and, separately, for three train operating companies to enhance their bike and rail schemes. This exceptional decision has been made possible […]

High Speed Rail Consultation

High Speed Rail Consultation

The Secretary of State for Transport (Philip Hammond): Today, I am launching the consultation on the Government’s proposals for a national high speed rail network. High Speed Rail: Investing in Britain’s Future sets out the Government’s case for this network, the details of the Government’s strategy, and the proposed route for an initial phase from London to the West Midlands. It will be one of the most extensive national consultations […]

PACTS Comments on Local Transport White Paper

PACTS Comments on Local Transport White Paper

  PACTS welcomes the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, which has been set up to encourage active travel, with the aims of reducing carbon emissions and increasing levels of physical activity. However it must be recognised that improved safety is vital for active travel and for the achievement of the second obligatory objective for projects applying for funding:  ‘reduce carbon emissions, for example by bringing about an increase in the volume and […]