Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more


  • Comment
Road safety minister John Bowis today announced a new government initiative to provide centralised information abou...
Road safety minister John Bowis today announced a new government initiative to provide centralised information about transport awareness initiatives on the internet.

Information on central and local government awareness campaigns and initiatives by businesses, schools and hospitals that aim to encourage people to switch to alternative modes of transport and reduce car dependency will be made accessible via the department's internet website.

Mr Bowis said: 'Awareness plays a key part in changing attitudes to public transport. Providing information about locally-offered alternatives to the car, such as cycle ways, park and ride and bus priority measures, is very important to influencing behaviour.

'The government has been keen to promote many local awareness campaigns, such as TravelWise and Headstart; umbrella initiatives such as Don't Choke Britain and Green Transport Week; and 'green commuting plans', where companies take specific measures to reduce staff car travel. However, information about the numerous localised awareness campaigns and initiatives has never before been pulled together into one accessible source.

'I am delighted that by pooling this information on the Internet it will not only convey the message to more people by modern means, but also allow greater co-ordination for new initiatives.'

Mr Bowis also stated that a number of awareness research projects will soon be announced as part of the department's ongoing 'Seedcorn' research programme which provides funding for innovative areas of research.


  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.