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Local Transport Today
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Reducing vehicle speeds can lead to major reductions in noise and thereby deliver major quality of life benefits for residents, according to a new... continue
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Transport secretary Lord Adonis has launched a consultation on the use of small electric personal vehicles. body
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The Government and London mayor Boris Johnson have played down the significance of the European Commission’s decision to reject a time... continue
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Reading Borough Council this week approved plans for a Low Emission Zone in the town after the DfT indicated that this would be an acceptable form of... continue
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Working with the Southwater Events Group, Telford and Wrekin Council, the Homes and Communities Agency and Advantage West Midlands, consultant WSP... continue
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Rik Thomas
Air quality in the UK could be set to become a much more controversial issue in the near future. The UK’s legal position regarding acceptable... continue
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The City of Edinburgh Council is hoping that voluntary agreements can be struck with bus and freight operators in an effort to improve air quality.... continue
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The environmental audit committee of the House of Commons has announced a new inquiry into air quality that will assess whether the UK strategy is... continue
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The Low Emission Strategies (LES) Partnership is inviting bids from groups of local authorities and other organisations in the same area to develop... continue
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The Greater London Authority is talking to the DfT and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about what extra measures can be... continue
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Glasgow City Council is to investigate a low emission zone for lorries and buses to improve air quality in the city. A LEZ?is identified as a measure... continue
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Boris Johnson this week pledged to reinstate Phase 3 of London’s Low Emission Zone – extending coverage to larger vans and minibuses... continue
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The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is to introduce graduated permit charges for car club bays to encourage operators to use low emission... continue
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Researchers are to study the feasibility of establishing a Low Emission Zone in Aberdeen city centre. The study is part of the EU’s Interreg IV... continue
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The Government is consulting on action plans for managing transport noise in England but concedes that in many cases they  are unlikely to lead... continue
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One aspect of modelling that is coming increasingly to the fore at the moment is the modelling of transport’s emissions and their effect on air... continue
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Car club surge 'helps clean up city air and cut traffic jams' The operator of an Edi... continue
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Meera Rambissoon
The Mersey Gateway Project will improve air quality, reduce noise levels across large parts of Halton and reduce the amount of pollutants generated... continue
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Tiny holes in plane's wing promise to reduce drag by up to 40%. A team of British researchers reckon they have hit on a way of cutting airl... continue
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Heathrow third runway a mistake, says Lord Stern. The decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow was a mistake, according to one... continue
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