Bus passenger numbers have been falling for decades, but not everywhere – and the humble bus still accounts for 58% of all public transport journeys.
Buses are a simple, affordable, proven way of allowing really dense use of city centres, which is economically powerful.
The top-down approach has failed to drive significant change to reach carbon neutrality.
Legally binding targets have been set for harmful emissions yet authorities are not devoting enough thought to them, says AECOM's Kristina Shanidze
Guildford’s park-and-ride sites are served by a fleet of nine electric buses, which are popular and full, even in the middle of the day.
An Eco Levy could generate billions for improving public transport – and might even be a surprise weapon for politicians at the ballot box, says Lisa Hopkinson
Plans to install pedestrian crossings costing just £300 have stalled. The battle to drop beacons and zig-zag lines could be transformative, says Lisa Hopkinson