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Andrew Forster
Sometimes in interviews the most speculative questions deliver the most interesting replies. And so it was earlier this month when LTT asked... continue
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The number of UK students starting part-time transport Masters courses fell 66% this year, according to the Transport Planning Society. Martin... continue
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Secondary stories
Plans to give Britain’s leading transport academics a bigger say in transport policy advice were in tatters this week after the DfT withdrew... continue
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The withdrawal of state funding for Transport Masters education last October will create a severe skills shortage in the transport planning... continue
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People/people
Robert Bain, an independent infrastructure investment analyst, has been appointed visiting research fellow in the School of Civil Engineering at the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Luke Landers
In LTT’s 3 September issue, Andrew Forster describes some of Phil Goodwin’s interesting research into the benefit-cost ratios (BCRs) of... continue
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On 19 September several papers reacted with something approaching wonderment to the suggestion that getting to work by public transport was less... continue
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In brief
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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In brief
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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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
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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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