Maria Eagle’s plan for cycling

While thousands of cyclists, including SERA members, cycled past Parliament on Monday night, Maria Eagle, Shadow Transport Secretary, set out a detailed Labour manifesto for cycling at the landmark debate on cycling in the House of Commons. Continue reading

London Labour says Mayor must adopt London Cycling Campaign HGV plan

Today the Department for Transport and Mayor of London announced plans to improve the safety of HGVs to make the roads safer for cyclists. Following the announcement, the London Assembly Labour Group Transport spokeswoman, Val Shawcross AM, has supported the moves and called on the Mayor to follow through on the demands of the London Cycling Campaign. Continue reading

Cllr Lesley Hinds: Edinburgh looking to go 20mph

Labour Councillor and Convenor of Edinburgh’s Transport, Infrastructure & Environment Committee Lesley Hinds outlines how Edinburgh is moving towards a 20mph city across its residential roads. Continue reading

Sign our petition on air quality

Air Quality has been a long-standing issue for SERA campaigners. But in our 40th Anniversary year, when the air we breathe has become the biggest public health risk after smoking, action on the matter has become more pressing than ever. Continue reading

Tracey Hill: Caroline Lucas – mainstreaming or attention seeking?

Tracey Hill of Brighton & Hove SERA considers Caroline Lucas MP’s recent arrest and ask if she really shows a path Labour should follow. Continue reading

SERA launches Labour for Cycling campaign

Tomorrow evening MPs will debate the ‘Get Britain Cycling‘ report in the House of Commons. And outside Parliament, cyclists including SERA members and Labour activists will be cycling through Parliament Square, showing support for the MPs and calling for space for cyclists.  Continue reading

Tom Hayes: Give bees a chance

Oxford-based campaigner Tom Hayes says the Government must learn from Labour councils and Labour Wales in the fight to save the bee. Continue reading

Tom Hayes: Why spinning the same old record isn’t music to cyclists’ ears

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister of large sums of money for cycling in England, Tom Hayes looks at whether it represents real new money and just how deep the Government’s commitment to cycling really is. Continue reading

Thames Water are having a bubble bath

As Thames Water announces a ‘one-off’ extra levy on millions of customers to pay for infrastructure, Co-Chair Martin Tiedemann considers the future of the water industry. Continue reading

What would make London Transport Better?

SERA are supporting the Campaign Launch for Better London Transport on 15 August 2013. Trade union TSSA’s campaign to unite all Londoners to defend public transport in the capital will launch next Thursday. Continue reading

Romney Tansley: Why cycling needs more than encouragement

From the last edition of New Ground, SERA Executive member Romney Tansley gives his personal view on progress on cycling over recent years. Continue reading

Ed Balls MP: “The green economy and low carbon energy will be central to Labour’s plans in government”

Last night Ed Balls spoke at the annual Green Alliance debate, making his first major speech on the environment. Continue reading