Transport for Quality of Life develops sustainable transport solutions



New research:

Building a World-Class Bus System for Britain

This research undertaken by TfQL Community Interest Company shows that all the austerity budget cuts to bus services could be reversed with savings from re-regulating Britain’s bus system to cut out the excess profits. A switch to running buses under not-for-dividend municipal ownership, as is normal in other European countries, would save even more money and allow expansion of bus services.

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Download: Parliamentary Briefing - slide set on recommendations from report for Bus Services Bill [1Mb]



Attractive alternatives to car usef

Spatial planning that reduces the need for car travel in the first place

Promotion of smarter travel choices

These practices are essential to shift our transport patterns to lower carbon intensity - to stabilise the climate and to make our transport system robust to increasing oil scarcity.

The car is an ever-ready transport solution for an individual, but it is also a ‘social trap’: its unfettered use by many individuals leads to social and environmental degradation that no individual wants.

Clever planning and transport measures are needed to wean us away from our cars. Transport for Quality of Life is at the forefront of developing a body of evidence and experience that shows how it can be done.

 Transport isn’t working. Lynn Sloman's book Car Sick shows why, and sets out clearly what the answers are. A must-read for everyone interested in transport.

Stephen Joseph, Executive Director, Campaign for Better Transport

Transport for Quality of Life is founded on ethical principles which underpin our choice of work and the way we undertake it.