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Local Transport Today
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The risk of pedestrian fatalities in road accidents increases rapidly beyond vehicle speeds of 30mph, according to research for the DfT. By applying... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
The section on ‘visibility’ in Manual for Streets 2 contains research that appears to indicate, perhaps counterintuitively, that priority... continue
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A new report from the Stockholm Environment Institute says road and rail transport in the UK can be completely decarbonised by 2050 but that dealing... continue
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The Transport Planning Society is funding a short project into whether ‘sustainable’ transport planning should be led by politicians and... continue
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People/people
Eddie Wilson will take up the new post of professor of modelling and simulation within the Transportation Research Group at the University of... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
Amid all the controversy about the consequences of switching off speed cameras (ibid), one issue gets little if any mention – the... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
‘Peak car’ is the idea that car use may not saturate, but turn down. In Part One in June I discussed the experience of rail use after... continue
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Regular news
Researchers have recommended a new method to simplify the police’s collection of information about the severity of road accident... continue
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The four-year evaluation report of the national safety camera programme, published by the DfT in 2005, concluded that safety cameras do reduce... continue
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People/people
Professor Glenn Lyons, founder and first director of the Centre for Transport and Society (CTS) at the University of the West of England, has been... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A researcher at the University of West of England is investigating why women cycle less than men. Anja Dalton is undertaking the project for the... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
The trend in car use has been less than forecast, over a much longer period than the recession, but exactly the same rather flat current pattern... continue
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Consultant Halcrow has boosted the University of Glasgow’s plans for a new transportation group. The consultant is providing £150,000... continue
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Cumbria County Council has appointed researchers to investigate how people adapted following the closure of road bridges over the River Derwent in... continue
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Sub story to feature
Gerard Whelan, MVA
Since the early days of transport modelling there has been a steady improvement to the modelling process to address specific problems but the... continue
Local Transport Today
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An evaluation framework to help justify seasonal tourist bus services is being developed by researchers from the Institute of Transport and Tourism... continue
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Britain’s leading scientific society is revising its position statement on the science of climate change following internal criticism that past... continue
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Scientists who have led warnings about greenhouse gas emissions have systematically underplayed uncertainties, according to a review by a member of... continue
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Researchers have found that many people value their commuting time between home and work, a finding that appears to conflict with how time savings... continue
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In brief
A charity has been set up to promote research in road safety and ‘sustainable’ transport. The GreenSafe Foundation has been established... continue
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