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Local Transport Today
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A new research centre specialising in ‘big data’ is to be set up in London by the Government. The £42m Alan Turing Centre will... continue
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The Government is introducing financial assistance for anyone in England under 30 wanting to study a taught Masters postgraduate degree. The income... continue
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A three dimensional approach to gaining the best regional outcomes from the planned investment in high-speed rail has been put forward in a study by... continue
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Regular feature
Consultant KPMG has conducted further work into the economic benefits of HS2 but the new findings have failed to satisfy one of the consultant’s fiercest critics
Government company HS2 Ltd published research last year by consultant KPMG, which concluded that building the London-West Midlands-Manchester/Leeds... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Consider the effect of population density on travel. It is unusually easy to research, and the findings are usually straightforward, entirely... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Professor John Hibbs OBE, one of the leading academic advocates of bus deregulation, has died. Hibbs spent much of his academic career at the... continue
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Regular news
The number of UK students studying for transport Masters at 12 leading universities has fallen below 100 full-time equivalents, according to figures... continue
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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
Local Transport Today
In brief
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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Letters to the editor
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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Sub story to regular feature
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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Regular feature
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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In brief
The European Commission is to test an accident investigation methodology on accidents involving powered two wheelers or bicycles. “No... continue
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News extra
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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Letters to the editor
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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Media monitor
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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