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Letters to the editor
John Franklin - Cycling skills and safety consultant, Cheltenham, GL52
The research by Lancaster University et al on understanding walking and cycling (ibid) provides some interesting insights into people’s views,... continue
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Gavin Smith - Bristol, BS4
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council-funded ‘Understanding walking and cycling’ project has it spot on. Unfortunately,... continue
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One of the crucial questions for air traffic forecasting is predicting when the demand for air travel will reach maturity and level off. The DfT... continue
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Andrew Forster
The sheer difficulty of significantly boosting walking and cycling levels in Britain has been highlighted by new research suggesting that many people... continue
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Rik Thomas
A new research project at City University London will, the researchers claim, help develop an early warning system to detect defects in railway line... continue
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Public concern about climate change may not translate into support for specific transport policies to cut emissions, researchers have told the DfT.... continue
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Researchers have urged the DfT to change the assumption in transport appraisal that rail passengers do not make productive use of their travel time.... continue
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Spending cuts and the Government’s ‘hands-off’ approach to local transport spending in England have prompted major cuts to spending... continue
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Former DfT economist Tom Worsley has joined the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds on a part-time basis as a visiting fellow... continue
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Andrew Forster
A leading transport academic has launched a stinging attack on current Government policies, claiming that ministers fail to understand the importance... continue
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Andrew Forster
The appeal of cycling in Britain’s towns and cities will only be broadened if local authorities introduce physically segregated cycle lanes... continue
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Letters to the editor
Jeremy Toner: Director of Learning and Teaching, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2
While it may be that student numbers on transport Masters courses have fallen across the sector, here at Leeds we have had year-on-year growth since... continue
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Kingston University in London is to launch a Masters degree in Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITSS) this autumn. “The course is... continue
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Andrew Forster
An Academic researcher has developed a new model for assessing the property price effect of new rail-based transport investment. The model is... continue
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Sub story to feature
One recent example. Guardian columnist Zoe Williams, road testing the VW Sharans (“This is not an ugly car: it is just extremely... continue
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The legal requirement to include biofuels in transport fuel sold in the UK has been branded “unethical” because their production... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
From time to time all researchers have the experience of discovering something that looks quite interesting, but you are not quite sure why, and it... continue
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Puffin crossings are safer than Pelican crossings according to research commissioned by the DfT. Puffins include near-side rather than far-side... continue
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A grant-making transport charity is urging transport researchers to come forward with research proposals. The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund awarded grants... continue
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Some Local authorities are  pursuing shared space street designs because of “hearsay, unwarranted assumptions and a vague faith in human... continue
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