Do cyclists pose a threat to people with disabilities?Guardian Unlimited | 05 Apr 2011
A Surrey town has banned cycling in the pedestrianised centre after lobbying from groups representing people with disabilities. Cycling England has come to an end and the backpedalling on some of its successful schemes has already started. Woking, a commuter town in Surrey, last week decided to ban cycling in the centre of town for much of the day. Until now Woking has done a good job as a cycling town.
Letters: No definitive answers in the nuclear debateGuardian Unlimited | 05 Apr 2011
George Monbiot is, at best, confused about debates over nuclear power (The unpalatable truth is that the anti-nuclear lobby has misled us all, 5 April). The real issue is not which individual "foremost campaigner" wins some polemical skirmish. Those with greatest interest in portraying the issues...
Transport to remain big polluter under new EU planYahoo! News | 28 Mar 2011
Europe's transport chief called for a shift away from fossil fuels on Monday to cut greenhouse gas emissions and protect the economy from oil price spikes but critics said his strategy lacked meaningful action.
Budget 2011: Zero carbon homes plan 'watered down'Guardian Unlimited | 23 Mar 2011
Osborne accused of bowing to pressure from housebuilders' lobby after relaxing targets ahead of 2016 deadline. The government has been accused of caving in to pressure from the housebuilding lobby by relaxing the criteria aimed at making all new homes "zero carbon" by 2016. Tucked away in an appendix to the budget was an announcement that carbon emissions produced by cooking and electrical appliances such as televisions were to be excluded from the definition.
Trust calls for clear thinking in forestry debateEpolitix.com | 02 Mar 2011
Following Joan Ruddock's Westminster Hall debate on the future of the Forestry Commission, the Woodland Trust welcomes support from parliamentarians on increasing native woodland cover.
Climate Week is trying to galvanise the green movement - but it is splitting itGuardian Unlimited | 02 Mar 2011
The backing of Cameron, Clegg and Kofi Annan isn't enough, say Climate Week's critics, it is blinkered - and RBS-sponsored Climate Week is coming. If that means nothing to you, how do you fancy a "supercharged national occasion that offers an annual renewal of our ambition and confidence to combat climate change"? Still not clear? Well, the plan, Climate Week founder Kevin Steele tells me, is "all about pointing people to real low-carbon actions that are already happening.
High-speed rail and the environment: 'the north has protesting voices, too'Guardian Unlimited | 28 Feb 2011
HS2's second phase threatens Cannock Chase AONB and narrow green belt between Nottingham and Derby. The blunt arrows of the HS2's northern sections to Leeds and Manchester sound relatively uncontroversial at first hearing, but waymarks such as Barnsley, Stoke and Nottingham are surrounded by...
Firms threaten legal action over feed-in tariffsGuardian Unlimited | 07 Feb 2011
Solar energy firms are threatening to take legal action against the government after ministers said they could stop large-scale commercial "solar farms" from hoovering up a green electricity subsidy. After a Guardian report on Sunday, the government announced it will launch a "fast-track" review of the feed-in tariff scheme, which was launched only last April. The scheme subsidises households that install solar panels or other small- and medium-scale renewable energy projects.
Spinning in No 10? It's just not cricket ... | Simon HoggartGuardian Unlimited | 05 Feb 2011
Remembering the days when Clement Attlee was more interested in bowling than briefing? Isn't it a reflection of modern times that the prime minister's appointment of a spin doctor has attracted as much attention as any new cabinet minister might? Rightly so - Craig Oliver will probably be more...
Letters: Co-ops, cuts and the coalitionGuardian Unlimited | 04 Feb 2011
I must take Tristram Hunt to task on his erroneous view of Charlie Elphicke's "people's port" proposal, which the Dover MP wrongly and variously describes as a co-operative and a mutual society (Little platoons find their level, 2 February). Hunt says Elphicke has "a great plan to turn Dover...
Insurance law 'will save motorists money'Yahoo! News | 27 Jan 2011
Transport minister Norman Baker has told the Commons that a new offence of keeping a vehicle with no insurance will come into force in the spring.
Busy day for committee fansEpolitix.com | 24 Jan 2011
There will be lots to see on the committee corridor on Tuesday morning as no less than 11 Commons select committees holding hearings. They are standards and privileges; Treasury; energy and climate change; transport; public accounts; public administration; BIS; justice; culture media and sport; environment, food and rural affairs; and home affairs.
Attention! Military land mountain bikers!Guardian Unlimited | 24 Jan 2011
Continued reluctance to discuss the issue of biking on military land could leave responsible cyclists excluded from the debate. South-east England may not be blessed with the type of angular geography enjoyed by mountain bikers in Wales, Scotland and northern England, but with acres of army land as...
Potholes warning over funding cutsYahoo! News | 22 Jan 2011
Councils in England will struggle to repair potholes caused by extreme winter weather because of a £165 million shortfall in funding the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.
Making public transport accessible for allEpolitix.com | 20 Jan 2011
A new E.U regulation provides a "huge opportunity" to advance the rights of disabled passengers, says Lord Low. Transport is one of the biggest, if not the biggest issue of concern to disabled people. Accessible transport can make the difference between being able to travel to a job interview, or exclusion from the labour market. It can make the difference between being able to access essential services in the community, or facing isolation.