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Volvo land huge order for 175 hybrid buses

The Green Bus Fund has just given Volvo a large amount of business as an order has been placed for nearly 175 hybrid buses. The majority of these are coming from the bus company Arriva, who have placed an order for nearly 80 vehicles. Volvo have just announced that the majority of the vehicles are going to be diesel electric hybrids, although several orders have

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Arriva to add green buses to their UK fleet

Arriva, the bus company, have recently announced plans that they are going to be bringing in over £25 million of special low carbon buses to their fleet in the UK. The buses are being manufactured by Volvo and this order is the largest upgrade in public transport that has been made by the UK so far.

The company are going to be taking nearly 80

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Electric buses will soon be seen on the streets of Essex

Essex will soon be seeing electric buses on the streets. In the third biggest grant given to bus companies in the UK, the First Essex bus group received nearly £1.9 million in Government funding to purchase a fleet of 23 of the eco-friendly buses. There have been 31 grants allocated and Essex was third behind Transport for London and Stagecoach Manchester.

The plan is to

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Ministers must decide soon what will be included in the UK’s carbon emission targets

Under the Climate Change Act, ministers have until the end of this year to decide if they will include aviation and shipping in the UK’s long term carbon targets. On Thursday just how green the government is will be seen when advisors will be urging ministers to include emissions from aviation and shipping in the UK’s targets.

The Act requires that emissions be cut by

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Latest Haynes Bike Book published in time for National Bike Week

Latest Haynes Bike Book published in time for National Bike Week

The latest edition of the best selling Haynes Bike Book is the 17th time it has been published, and it is the complete guide to bicycle maintenance. This edition has been published in time for this years National Bike Week that takes place from the 16th-24th June.

This is a new and improved

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Welcome

You’ve found out how to cut your energy bills in the home, and put out the recycling, so now it’s time for an environmental blog of a different kind. Welcome to Waytogo, the green transport news blog. Find out how you or your business can reduce your carbon footprint, what eco-friendly travel is all about, and national projects such as ‘Ride Your Bike To Work

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New cycling jacket aims to save lives on the roads

New cycling jacket aims to save lives on the roads

British company Li & Co Ltd have launched a new and innovative electronic cycling jacket known as Visijax (www.visijax.com).

This jacket has been designed to improve both the visibility and safety of cyclists and is also aiming to reduce the number of accidents involving cyclists on our roads.

The Department of Transport has reported

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Leeds Council to save £2m by 2016 thanks to eco-friendly bin wagons

It is estimated that Leeds council are going to be to save £2 million by 2016 through the introduction of bin wagons which are environmentally friendly. The council have said that they are going to replace several of their current vehicles with the environmentally friendly trucks in order to save money on collecting waste from the city.

The money will be saved as these vehicles

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Free website CyclingBuddy.com has gone global

CyclingBuddy.com is the free website that helps member find other like minded cyclists to cycle with and today celebrated is two month anniversary. Already, the site has accumulated more than 2300 cycling members and is quickly making inroads into other markets as well.

Cyclingbuddy was launched following the success of an equivalent site for runners, www.joggingbuddy.com, which has members in 99 different countries across the

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David Cameron unveils new environmental investment programme

David Cameron has recently introduced a new plan which he expects will have serious implications for the environment in the UK. He has said that he is going to introduce an investment programme which is going to be targeted towards the country’s energy, rail and road networks.

Mr Cameron recently gave a speech at the Institution of Civil Engineers and in this speech he said

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