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World Car Free Day and Climate Week New York

The way we travel has an impact on our health and wellbeing, as well as the environment. Switching to low carbon transport could significantly reduce your carbon footprint – and if you can walk or cycle to your destination, you won’t create any carbon dioxide emissions at all. Tuesday 22 September...

Submitted by Katie Woodward on Tue, 22/09/2020 - 00:00



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Active travel: cycling top tips

by Nick Clarke In our previous blog we had a look at the benefits of actively travelling with your feet and cycling, including the numerous health advantages. We’ve now put together some cycling top tips for you, to keep you safe both on and off-road. Always check your bike before a ride Check your...

Submitted by Katie Woodward on Tue, 15/09/2020 - 00:00



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Active travel: the benefits of walking and cycling

by Nick Clarke What is active travel? Simply put, it involves using your body to make the journey. It’s an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle and decarbonising city transport, and the UK government has set out a cycling and walking plan for England to support this. So what are some of...

Submitted by Katie Woodward on Thu, 10/09/2020 - 00:00



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Improving our streets now can help captivate public support for decarbonisation

Guest blog by Living Streets Many of us have come to value the respite offered by a daily walk since the Coronavirus pandemic unfolded. As the UK government told us to avoid non-essential travel during lockdown, we were all forced to consider whether each car journey was necessary or not. And it...

Submitted by Katie Woodward on Tue, 08/09/2020 - 00:00



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Making the switch: experiences of people who have already switched to using electric vehicles

If you’re thinking about switching from a petrol or diesel car to an electric car, you might have some questions about whether an electric vehicle is right for you. We spoke to some of our team members at Energy Saving Trust who have already made the switch, to find out why they haven’t looked back...

Submitted by Katie Woodward on Tue, 01/09/2020 - 00:37



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Electric vehicles: debunking the myths

by Ceit Skinner If you are considering going green with an electric vehicle, you are likely to have heard all the urban myths. Electric vehicle technology has quickly developed in recent times yet limits of early technology are still named as issues today. Here, at Energy Saving Trust, we want to...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 23:01



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Racing across Europe with zero carbon emissions

by Mel Esquerre Edinburgh, Boxing Day 2019. A fully electric van - normally driven for short distances in the city - prepares to leave for Copenhagen, 1,000 km away. An extraordinary six days follow, as the van and crew of three drive across Europe closely following two cargo bikes day and night,...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 17/06/2020 - 23:01



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Electric bikes explained

Cycling is more popular than ever, with thousands taking to two wheels during lockdown. Many people have gone back to cycling after a long break or tried it for the first time. It's been so popular that bike shops have reported running out of stock. It's #BikeWeek from 6th - 14th June 2020, which...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 23:01



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Retrofit: cleaning up dirty engines

The COVID-19 lockdown has led to a decrease in air pollution in our towns and cities thanks to the reduction in traffic. HGVs are one of the heaviest polluters on the roads. The humble bin lorry could become an unlikely symbol in the fight for cleaner air. HGVs and bin lorries There are around 500,...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Wed, 27/05/2020 - 23:01



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Developing Smart Cities in the UK

by Luke Redfern, Local Government Support Programme, Energy Saving Trust The recent UK Government Spring Budget saw the announcement of the latest winners of the Transforming Cities Fund grant and Future Transport Zones awards. Leeds, Bradford, and Sheffield were among the winning cities, with...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 06/05/2020 - 23:01