All Blog Posts Tagged 'transport' (16)

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary says climate change is ‘complete and utter rubbish’ – not related to burning carbon

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary says climate change is ‘complete and utter rubbish’ – not related to burning carbon

Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary has dismissed climate change concerns as “complete and utter rubbish”.  Speaking on an Irish radio programme, he said he believes that people’s fears about global warming are unfounded.  He said:  “This kind of nonsense…

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Added by Richard Payne on April 11, 2017 at 19:34 — No Comments

Resist Lea Valley Park land sell-off

We're very concerned about a threat to sell park land near the north edge of Hackney Marsh to build housing. Please, if you can, get a short email off to Waltham Forest council by the end of Tuesday 31st Jan.

All that's needed:

* address: leabridgeandleytonconsultation@walthamforest.gov.uk

* title: Lea Bridge Eastside Vision Consultation

* Ask the council to remove the…

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Added by Hackney Marshes Users Group on January 30, 2017 at 14:26 — No Comments

"A city for all Londoners" - Mayor Khan, open up the debate!

Sustainable Hackney has responded to Mayor Sadiq Khan's 'extended manifesto', A City for all Londoners.  It outlines the direction for his review of the London Plan and his other strategies.  It is rich in ambition, but we have called for a rethink as the main concepts of "accommodating growth", "World City" and "good growth underpinning the document are…
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Added by Sustainable Hackney on December 11, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Greener Hackney or a Green Light for Cars?

Anyone who has followed Save Lea Marshes in the last few years will be aware of our campaign against the planned cricket pavilion for Hackney Marshes, a design which involves building on green space in order to accommodate a large car park on North Marsh.

During our campaign, which led to a public inquiry, evidence was coming to light of the damaging effect of air pollution on Londoners, especially children. Exposure to air pollution stunts lung growth and even impairs children’s…

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Added by Save Lea Marshes on September 26, 2016 at 21:30 — No Comments

Cycle To Work for the first time with LCC London BikeTubes – 14 September 2016

London Cycling Campaign are organising "Bike Tubes": organised rides to work for new cyclists:

http://lcc.org.uk/pages/london-biketubes-2016

One is leaving from London Fields Station at 07:30 to Farringdon via Old St.

Added by Dave Lukes on September 8, 2016 at 18:32 — No Comments

Where did Boris spend the regeneration money and on what 2008-2016? What next?

A useful report from Regeneris: Capital Spread: Mapping the GLA's regeneration spend 2008-2016. 

£142m was allocated through four major regeneration grant funds:  the Outer London Fund (OLF), the Mayor's Regeneration Fund (MRF), the High Streets Fund (HSF) and the London Regeneration Fund (LRF). 

Haringey and Croydon…

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Added by Kathryn Johnson on August 22, 2016 at 14:13 — No Comments

Protest Against Illegal Car Wash Polluting Lea River

On Monday evening, members of Save Lea Marshes staged a pop-up protest against the car wash which is now operating, without planning permission, in the car park of Lee Valley Ice Centre.

Planning permission is yet to be granted by Waltham Forest Council and yet permanent structures…

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Added by Save Lea Marshes on July 29, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Don't forget to vote 5th May: who's the greenest candidate?

Don't forget to vote for your choice of London Mayor and GLA representatives on 5th May!

You've got three votes:

  • One for your first and second choice of mayor
  • Another for an assembly member to represent your local constituency (North-East London)
  • A third to choose one of the 11 assembly members who represent the whole city

There's an interesting analysis of the green policies of the main mayoral candidates from Friends of…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on May 3, 2016 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

TfL awards Overground contract to Arriva

Arriva will take over as the operator of the London Overground services from November 2016 including all the Overground services through Hackney.  The franchise will operate for 7 1/2 years with a possible additional two years.

The…

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Added by James Diamond on May 2, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments

Six stations in Hackney became part of the London Overground on 1st June

Six stations in Hackney became part of the London Overground on 1st June and now appear on the tube map, as reported in East London Lines

Some pay-as-you go fares are expected to drop as a result, and TfL is promising investment in…

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Added by James Diamond on June 2, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

New consultation on Crossrail 2 - Dalston or Hackney Central, not both??

Transport for London is consulting again on Crossrail 2.  They now want to know if we'd prefer to have a Crossrail 2 station at Dalston or Hackney Central.  Apparently it will be cheaper than having stations at both.  The Homerton option has completely gone from the agenda.  Closes 25th July 2014.…

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Added by James Diamond on June 10, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Hackney to gain 6 Overground stations next year

The West Anglia lines are to become part of the Overground network report the Evening Standard and …

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Added by James Diamond on February 4, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Have your say on Crossrail 2

TfL is consulting on two options for Crossrail 2, and the consultation closes on 2nd August. 

While I agree Hackney needs a tube line it seems these proposals are more concerned with future central area tube congestion than the transport needs of Hackney; the Metro option will have only one station in…

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Added by James Diamond on July 26, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Chelsea-Hackney line aka Crossrail 2

Proposals for the Chelsea-Hackney tube line, first mooted in the 1930's are back on the table once again.  A working group from business consortium London First, chaired by former transport secretary Lord Adonis, has published a report urging support for Crossrail 2 and favouring route option B below.  If the proposals win political and financial support it will be at least 2033 before the…

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Added by James Diamond on February 27, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

IDEAS: coming soon Self-Driving Cars as environmental allies

"the real potential of these cars is we have a transportation system that is much better on the environment because it allows more people to use vehicles in a very different way,"

"One of the big potentials is that it changes the urban landscape because you can have your car drive to where you are and pick you up, as opposed to needing to park your car within a mile of…

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Added by Russell Shaw Higgs on January 17, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

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