Low-impact transport links

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General

Campaign for Better Transport UK national environmental transport campaign
Living Streets making streets safe places for walking
Shiply.com site utilising the spare capacity in delivery lorries; matches you with delivery firms ‘going there anyway’, so saving fuel
Sustrans promoting walking, cycling, public transport; national cycle network
Telework Association promoting working from home
Train Taxi the guide to taxis serving train, metro, tram and underground stations in the UK
TRANS form Scotland campaigning for sustainable transport in Scotland
Transport Direct journey planner, using all kinds of transport
Travel Calculator work out the cost of your journey – in money and environment terms
Traveline impartial info on planning journeys by train, bus or coach, or a combination
of all three
Young People’s Transportation Network website about transport options for young people

Walking

Walk It how to get from A to B in London by walking; more cities to come soon
Walk to School promoting the benefits of kids walking to school instead of the school run

Cycling

Lowimpact.org cycling topics page cycling books and links

Bus

Bus Users UK giving UK bus passengers a voice

Train

National Rail Enquiries online rail timetables and journey calculators
Passenger Focus UK rail consumer watchdog – protecting the interests of rail passengers
Rail Future campaigning for improvements to the UK passenger and freight rail network

Car

Alternative Vehicles Technology conversion, parts and kits for electric vehicles
Carbusters international organisation and magazine with the aim of reducing car use
Car Free site dedicated to solving the problems of cars in cities
Car Fuel Data car fuel consumption data and exhaust emission figures
Car Plus info and list of UK car clubs – providing very short-term car hire for
members
Cutting Your Car Use calculate the true cost of your car per mile (downloadable spreadsheet)
Environmental Transport Association breakdown cover / insurance etc. from the only motoring organisation to campaign
for sustainable transport
Green Car Guide if you have to drive – how to drive greener
Greener Driving green driving advice from the UN – how to save up to 40% of your fuel
Hypermiler website for ‘hypermilers’ – those dedicated to getting the highest possible mpg from their cars
Low-carbon Vehicle Partnership organisation set up to accelerate the shift to low-carbon vehicles and fuels in the UK
Next Green Car green rating system for different models, including whole-life emissions, not just exhaust emissions
Road Block campaigning against road building

Plane

Choose Climate calculate CO2 emissions for your flights
The Man in Seat 61 how to travel anywhere in the world without flying
Hacan Clear Skies anti-aircraft group, focusing on Heathrow
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