10. A People’s Transport System

The Green Party will work to increase public investment in the railways, trams, ferries and buses, as well as to make our streets and roads safer for everyone.

Clean, safe, accessible public transport and more walking and cycling could make us all healthier and happier.  We need a public transport system that takes us where we need to go, affordably and reliably. It should be easy to choose to leave the car at home - or not have one at all. 

Our policies:

  • Return the railways to public ownership and re-regulate buses, investing in increased bus services especially in rural and other poorly served areas.
  • All public transport should be fully accessible and step-free with a phase-in of free local public transport for young people, students, people with disabilities, and older people.
  • Invest in regional rail links and electrification of existing rail lines, especially in the South West and North of England, rather than wasting money on HS2 and the national major roads programme
  • Cancel all airport expansion and end subsidies on airline fuel.
  • Invest in low traffic neighbourhoods and safe, convenient networks of routes for walking and cycling, including safe places for learning to cycle, so people of all ages and those with disabilities can choose to make local trips on foot, by bike or mobility scooter.
  • Help end the public health crisis caused by air pollution by increasing incentives to take diesel vehicles off the roads

A Green economy that works for everyone

The Green Party believes that our economy should be innovative, collaborative, forward facing and for the benefit of communities and the environment.

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Protecting our environment

You can trust the Green Party to put the environment at the heart of everything we do.

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Membership of the EU

The Green Party supported the Remain campaign and continue to believe that membership of the EU makes our future more hopeful and secure.

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Our NHS and Public Services

We pay for public services, we use them, we own them. It’s time they belonged to all of us.

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Education for all

Education transforms lives. The Green Party believes that education is a right, and should therefore be available to people of all ages.

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Our Promise to Young People

We want to build a better, more positive future for everyone and in particular for young people. We want that future to be safer, happier, more equal and more secure.

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A place to call home

We should all have a safe, affordable, secure and warm place to call home. The Green Party will tackle the causes of the housing crisis: giving renters a fair deal, making social housing widely available and bringing the housing market under control.

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A safer world

The Green Party will work for a caring and confident Britain that uses its influence wisely, to build peace and protect the environment, and to offer sanctuary to those at risk.

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A citizens' democracy

The Green Party believes that politics should be done by people – not to them.

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