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Local Transport Today
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Funding for a new research centre to advise Government on many of the most pressing transport challenges was announced this week by transport... continue
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Phil Goodwin
My former colleague Peter Jones recently gave an interesting conference paper suggesting five different paradigms in the history of transport... continue
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The University of Central Lancashire has teamed up with environmental transport consultant John Whitelegg to launch a certificate in travel planning... continue
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Councils planning to implement shared space or Home Zone-type projects are being invited to participate in a research project assessing their impacts... continue
Local Transport Today
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Some people are prepared to make changes to their travel habits because of concern that man-made carbon dioxide emissions are influencing the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Policy-makers outside the transport sector need to show greater appreciation for the transport implications of their decisions if transport’s... continue
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Cambridgeshire County Council’s travel for work partnership and transport academics from Loughborough University are participating in an EU... continue
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The Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds is to participate in a new £6.5m energy doctorate training centre at the... continue
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Phil Goodwin
The appointment of Graham Parkhurst to the new professorship in the Centre for Transport and Society at UWE is an interesting example of how the... continue
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A range of low cost ways to control speeds on urban and rural roads has been tested in new research published by the DfT. Researchers from the... continue
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A network of academics working in the field of travel planning has been set up to help feed in knowledge to the DfT. The Postgraduate Travel Planning... continue
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Trustees of the Brian Large Bursary Fund are inviting people who have benefited from one of the fund’s grants to get in touch about an event on... continue
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Phil Goodwin
There was a time when transport planners thought there were only four travel choices that defined the future: generation (how many trips);... continue
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Graham Parkhurst and Geoff Dudley from the University of the West of England devote much of their contribution to Traffic Jam to a consideration of... continue
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By Rik Thomas
Although 16 different voices contribute to Traffic Jam: ten years of ‘sustainable’ transport in the UK they are clearly all very much... continue
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Academics often pride themselves on being cautious creatures. Fair and balanced, always weighing their conclusions down with caveats even if the data... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT should consider stepping in to fund full-time transport planning and engineering MSc students if, as expected, the Government’s... continue
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Phil Goodwin
The ‘20% factor’ is the curious tendency for studies on car use to find that somewhere around 20% of traffic is marginal, volatile and... continue
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Karen Lucas has left the Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Westminster, where she was a principal research fellow, to join the... continue
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People who live on heavily trafficked streets have far fewer friends and acquaintances nearby than those living on lightly trafficked streets,... continue
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