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After suspending a pan-London scheme upon taking office, the mayor of London may now return to the idea. Boris Johnson today raised... continue
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Reading Borough Council has published zone-based draft maximum parking standards for new development based on levels of public transport... continue
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Rik Thomas
Back in 1996 a European Commission Green Paper on noise policy claimed that between 17% and 22% of the population of the European Union at the time... continue
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Andrew Forster
Sometimes the progress of legislation has the appearance of a glacier moving down a mountain – the rate of movement is invariably painfully... continue
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Opponents of plans to expand Heathrow Airport have launched a legal challenge against the Government’s decision in January to allow airport... continue
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The Scottish Government has published draft guidance to help identify areas within which actions will be taken to reduce noise from road and rail... continue
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Oxford city centre is to be designated a Low Emission Zone for buses and coaches in an effort to improve air quality. Oxfordshire and Oxford City... continue
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The London Borough of Brent may demolish houses along the North Circular Road to reduce residents’ exposure to air pollution and noise. ... continue
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Draft guidance on preparing noise action plans to tackle road and rail noise in England outside major urban areas and noise generally in the 23... continue
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Extensive new guidance on how local authorities can use transport policies to improve air quality has been published by the Department for the... continue
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By Philippa Edmunds, Campaigner Freight on Rail, London
The reason why there are so many opponents of longer heavier lorries is that the basic argument that the proponents make, that LHVs will result in... continue
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Boris Johnson has scrapped plans for the third phase of London’s Low Emission Zone, saying the costs of compliance will be too much for... continue
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A briefing produced by House of Commons library researchers has cast doubt on key assumptions used by Geoff Hoon to support his approval last month... continue
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Boris Johnson has announced his intention to suspend phase three of London’s low emission zone because of the detrimental impact it would have... continue
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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a consultation on a UK application to the European Commission for an extension to... continue
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The Government has overturned a Commons motion by the Conservatives to reconsider plans to build a third runway at Heathrow by a margin of just 19. ... continue
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Bus Quality Contracts and Statutory Quality Partnerships could  help accelerate the ‘greening’ of bus fleets in the conurbations,... continue
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By William Ainslie
Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) could make a major contribution to cutting road accidents and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to a... continue
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Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon has just announced the Government's approval for Heathrow to have a third runway and a sixth terminal.  Hoon... continue
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William Ainslie considers a recent Commission for Integrated Transport (CfIT) report on the use of Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) and examines... continue
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