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A new study into the future of England’s major roads is being commissioned by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund. The two-year ‘Major roads of... continue
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Transport for London should develop guidance to help decide when to segregate cyclists from other traffic, according to a team of researchers. The... continue
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Andrew Forster
Northumberland County Council has cited hotly-contested research into the effects of speed cameras to justify the council remaining a member of the... continue
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John Whitelegg
The Climate Change Act requires “at least” an 80% reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions by 2050 on a 1990 base. The transport sector is... continue
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Rik Thomas
Cycling or walking to work is better for people’s mental health than driving to work, according to new research by health economists at the... continue
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John Mooney is a retired physicist, who has worked in fire safety research.
The recent papers by researchers from Newcastle University and the Northumbria Safer Roads Initiative have determined that mobile speed cameras cut... continue
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The four time period method for road safety evaluation can offer a much more straightforward method of evaluating road safety measures than... continue
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Andrew Forster
If road safety measures are installed at sites chosen because of their accident (or casualty) record, evaluating their effectiveness isn’t as... continue
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The European Commission is to test an accident investigation methodology on accidents involving powered two wheelers or bicycles. “No... continue
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Sir Peter Hall, who died on 30 July at the age of 82, was the UK’s foremost post-war geographer and planning academic. A prolific writer, he... continue
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Charlie Lloyd, Campaigns officer, London Cycling Campaign, London SE1
It is always difficult to discuss cycle helmet wearing and the effectiveness of laws to make it compulsory. Discussions tend to focus on a very small... continue
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Rik Thomas
ON 11 JULY the Greener Journeys public transport lobby group took the somewhat unusual step of taking out a paid ‘advertisement feature’... continue
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UK transport experts gathered for a roundtable discussion in May about the topic of ‘peak car’ at the request of New Zealand’s... continue
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A paucity of research into UK freight activity is hampering public policy for the sector, according to the Independent Transport... continue
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A project to develop less visually intrusive overhead power supply systems for light rail has won a grant from the Government’s Technology... continue
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It sounds impressive: 50,000 jobs could be created if buses were 10% faster. But it also sounds odd. How can faster buses create jobs? The figure... continue
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Automated technology will transform many, but not all, forms of public transport, believes Begg.  Train drivers will continue to be needed on... continue
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Andrew Forster
Fully automated vehicles may still be decades away but there is a huge amount of interest today in automated technologies and their implications for... continue
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The provision of traffic-free cycling and walking routes has helped increase levels of walking and cycling in local communities, according to new... continue
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Andrew Forster
The treatment of time savings in transport appraisal  favours urban over inter-urban projects, according to researchers. The DfT and Transport... continue
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