Farefail Campaign, April - June 2012
We at Climate Rush Bristol like to make bold and loud actions that are hard to ignore but are always non-violent. We also try to keep our work as inclusive as possible as we believe that taking action on climate change should be something everyone gets involved in, not just ‘activists’. It was with this in mind that we went out onto the streets of Bristol to ask people to give us their opinions and stories about high fares, and the impact of potential rises. We soon found that many people have been affected by this issue, and that although people weren’t necessarily aware of the upcoming rail fares consultation they were keen to have their voices heard by the DfT, who through regulation effectively set rail fares. We handed out information lealets, got creative with railway themed craft garffiti and people wrote their mesages to the DfT which we hand delivered on June 27th in London.