I’m a transport campaigner at local, regional and national levels with a special focus on constraining the unsustainable expansion of aviation. Previously member of the Y&H regional transport board ~
My transport work includes:
– Aviation: work for Friends of the Earth before and after the 2003 Air Transport White Paper, and on its replacement – the Sustainable Aviation Framework – now being developed. Member of the DfT Northern Air Services Study Y&H Reference Group 1999-2000, representing environmental groups. I wrote the FOE submission into the White Paper process Sustainable Aviation = Demand Management (June 2003 This is a one page summary of the 78 page original) and in 2011 the submission into the SAF. Work to influence the new framework will continue throughout 2012. I also wrote the FOE submission into the 2011 Treasury consultation on Air Passenger Duty.
Represented FOE at the public inquiry into the proposed Finningley Airport, Doncaster (Sept 2001-March 2002). Member of the Leeds Bradford Airport Surface Access Forum, representing the Y&H TAR, since its inception; and strategised for the campaign opposing LBA expansion in 2009-10. See also AirportWatch, the ‘UK campaign for sustainable aviation’.
– High Speed Rail: I prepared the analysis and most of the text for the FOE submission to the Transport Select Committee on HS2.
– Regional Transport Board: I represented Y&H Regional Environment Forum on the Yorkshire & the Humber Regional Transport Board (2006-09); when the Regional Assembly was abolished I was appointed as the Environmental Sector representative on the replacement Regional Transport Advisory Board 2009-10.
– Yorkshire & the Humber Transport Activists Roundtable (Y&H TAR), which brings together the environmental transport NGOs in the region. Chair 2004 to date; and initial contact for roads and aviation issues. See also the Y&H TAR website.
– Member of the DfT Steering Groups for SWYMMS (South & West Yorkshire Multi-Modal Study): the study finished at the end of July 2002; and the A66 Penrith to Scotch Corner Safety Study: finished autumn 2001.
– Hebden Bridge Traffic Review: I was the proposer of the project which succeeded in pedestrianising the centre of the town (the previous two attempts had failed); and spokesperson for the HBTR steering group. Work concluded in 2008 (having won some prizes).
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