Greener Journeys - Articles and news items

Buses: driving the future

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  2 August 2017  •  Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys

For Eurotransport, Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, explains the importance of encouraging people to use buses.

Edinburgh gets a green injection of Lothian buses

Industry news  •  19 July 2017  •  EuroTransport

Lothian has launched a fleet of 30 brand new, low emission buses this week. At an investment in excess of £7 million the fleet will be serving one of Edinburgh’s busiest roads and turning the tide on its pollutant reputation.

UK bus popularity increases thanks to greener, better connected services

Industry news  •  9 February 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

A LowCVP report suggests bus usage in UK towns and cities is increasing thanks to greener, more convenient and better connected services.

Report suggests better bus services could help tackle social deprivation

Industry news  •  14 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

A new report published by Greener Journeys suggests improving local bus services in the UK would boost employment and improve income helping to reduce social deprivation.

Catch the Bus Week 2016 highlights

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  14 July 2016  •  Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys

Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, Claire Haigh provides a summary of the highlights from this year’s successful Catch the Bus Week…

Catch the Bus Week 2016 gets underway

Industry news  •  5 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

This year’s Catch the Bus Week got underway this week encouraging the public to make the switch from car usage to public transport.

Greener Journeys: Investment in bus infrastructure can cut pollution and deliver economic gain

Industry news  •  11 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

New research commissioned by Greener Journeys by analysts KPMG LLP has revealed investment into local bus infrastructure can deliver clear economic benefits and cuts pollution.

Catch the Bus Week 2015 highlights

Transport Extra  •  17 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Catch the Bus Week is an annual celebration aimed at raising awareness of bus travel in order to drive a modal switch from car to bus around the country. Claire Haigh, chief executive of Greener Journeys, which spearheads the event, recounts this year’s activity.

Sustainability supplement 2013

Issue 5 2013, Supplements  •  12 November 2013  •  Claire Haigh, Mike Weston, Martin Abrams, Alain Flausch

The bus – a route map for green growth
Red buses going green for London
Tackling transport isolation
Working together for sustainable public transport growth

Making the switch to bus and coach – a low cost, low carbon solution to the UK’s transport challenges

Issue 6 2010  •  15 December 2010  •  Claire Haigh, Campaign Director, Greener Journeys

In the fight against climate change, transport is one of the toughest challenges. It’s the only sector where CO2 emissions are still rising, and it accounts for more than a fifth of UK emissions. Nearly 60% of these emissions are from cars, with no sign of abating. Car traffic is 87% greater than in 1980 and still rising, making the UK the most car dependent country in Europe. Purely in terms of the congestion this causes, the cost to the UK is £11 billion in GDP each year.