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Bath hackathon challenge: Design an app-based system to track data on electrical waste

There’s a big problem with recycling electrical goods. There is a disconnect between information about manufacturers, retailers and consumers and information captured at the point of recycling collection. Cracking this would dramatically improve understanding of product usage and longevity, accuracy of information about recycling and evidence to support its merits. Think you can help crack…
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Ansons Consulting and BetterPoints bring transport behaviour change tech to Scotland

Falkirk Council is leading the way in changing transport attitudes by selecting an innovative business engagement solution, provided though a new partnership between transport consultancy Ansons Consulting and behaviour change technology company BetterPoints. The collaboration will give businesses the tools to encourage staff to choose sustainable travel over car use, thereby reducing parking requirements and…
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Most UK areas still breach pollution limits, report says

The UK Government has this week published the latest air pollution data. The figures show that very little progress has been made towards meeting the EU’s legal limits of NO2 with 36 out of 43 local authority areas still having illegal levels, according to analysis published by ClientEarth. The figures, published under the EU Ambient…
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The Autumn Transport Conference season is kicking off and we’ll be at the heart of it!

The autumn conference season is almost upon us and we’re pleased to say we’ll be at a number of events over the next few weeks.  Firstly, we’ll be attending Walk 21 in Rotterdam, which runs 7-10 October. Walk 21 is the international charity dedicated to ensuring the right to walk and opportunity to enjoy it…
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European Mobility Week 2019

European Mobility Week 2019 kicked off on Monday 16 September. Since 2002, the campaign has sought to improve public health and quality of life through promoting clean mobility and sustainable urban transport. Across Europe, towns and cities will give people the chance to explore the role of city streets and to experiment with practical solutions…
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BetterPoints explores US market in London’s trade mission to Detroit and Chicago

We are excited and delighted to be joining London & Partners – the Mayor of London’s official promotional agency – on their trade mission to Detroit and Chicago with eight of the capital’s fastest-growing companies in the urban space. The delegation will meet with key corporates and leaders to explore opportunities across the cities and…
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Leicester joins list of cities considering workplace parking levies

Businesses in Leicester could soon be charged a levy for providing employees with parking spaces. Leicester City Council wants to introduce the levy to help fund transport improvements, reduce congestion and improve air quality, and will consult on proposals over the next eighteen months. Leicester faces ‘real challenges’, said Deputy city mayor Cllr Adam Clarke.…
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Overwhelming evidence that humans are causing global warming, say scientists

As temperature records were broken last week in three European nations, scientists now seem to be of one mind about Climate Change.  Extensive historical data has informed three studies, published in Nature and Nature Geoscience. These show that temperature changes over the last 2,000 years have never been as fast and extensive as in recent…
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UK Parliament Active Travel report calls for long-term funding

This week the UK Parliament’s Transport Select Committee published their report ‘Active Travel: increasing levels of walking and cycling in England’.  The report highlights that Active Travel can combat the huge economic, human and environmental costs of inactivity, climate change, air pollution and traffic congestion. It reiterates the need for a clear Government commitment to…
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To beat air pollution we must urge people out of cars, say researchers

While CO2 emissions may be reducing, new research shows dust from brakes, tyres and road surfaces contributes to over half of particle pollution from UK road transport and will still pollute the air even when all vehicles are electric. Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said the papers ‘make clear that it is not just fumes from…
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