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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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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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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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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
One of the best poems about transport is John Masefield’s freight study, ‘Cargoes’. It was the image of a quinquireme and two... continue
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Loughborough University is seeking the views of demand responsive transport operators in a nationwide survey of schemes. Visit www.d... continue
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The widespread application of signed-only 20mph limits in residential streets could significantly cut road accident casualties, according to a report... continue
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Letters to the editor
Richard Armitage, Managing director, Richard Armitage Transport Consultancy Limited
Nearly seven years ago, I was part of the team that produced the DfT’s Making carsharing and car clubs work research, case studies and... continue
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The Welsh Assembly Government’s policy of free travel for concessionary bus passholders on selected rural railway lines is generating... continue
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Bus passengers are not that sensitive to rises in fares – at least in the short-run – according to analysis published by the Competition... continue
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Climate change fears have  little impact on people’s travel choices, researchers have told the DfT. “CO2 emissions were found to be... continue
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Letters to the editor
Daniel Scharf, GreenSpeed, Abingdon, Oxon OX14
A large proportion of the letters pages in the last two issues has been devoted to speed, with a concentration on its role in road safety. In fact,... continue
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A team of academics is to study how people’s travel choices are affected by changes to their lifestyles. The researchers will study a... continue
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The pressure to retain the use of speed cameras grew this week as the RAC Foundation published a new report assessing the casualty reduction benefits... continue
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