Tag: Transport

News

More road space needed to socially distance, say Norwich Greens

Norwich city councillors from the Green Party have suggested a reduction in the space used by cars so cyclists and pedestrians are able to socially distance on roads. It comes as the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced a £250 million emergency travel fund with a raft of proposals that include emergency “pop-up” bike lanes, decreasing speed limits…

Travel

7 ways to make travel more ethical

By now most people are aware of the myriad of ethical issues involved in anything we do, not least travelling, but how can we help this? What can we do to make travelling better for people and the planet? There’s a common misconception that being ethical is expensive, but I strongly believe this is mostly…

Travel

Coming to America

The queue for customs in Chicago takes two hours and my connecting flight has already left. I am crying. I leave my phone at the desk when checking my bags in for the next flight and don’t realise until I’m leaving the terminal. I cry more. A wonderful steward finds it for me and gives…

Travel

Solo vs group travelling

One of the biggest trends right now, without a doubt, is travelling. Whether it’s for ‘soul-searching’, a graduation trip or just for fun, there are millions of travellers every year. I, myself, have travelled a lot – both alone and in a group. It’s because of these experiences that I want to explore the pros…

Finance

Virgin invests in innovative transport

It has been announced that Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has invested in Hyperloop One. The LA-based company is currently working on Hyperloop technology, but what is it? Popularised by Elon Musk in 2013, the concept of Hyperloop transportation is a pod-based travel system. According to Virgin’s official statement, the all-electric pods work by electric propulsion…

Science

Transport workers unaware of wildlife smugglers methods

Wildlife crime has long been a problem in international trade, but a summit in Bangkok this week revealed that front-line transport workers have very little knowledge of the methods criminals use to illegally ship wildlife products around the world. The summit was the first of its kind, bringing together transport operators and customs officials with…

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