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Local Transport Today
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ON 12 SEPTEMBER Labour MP Alan Whitehead used a column in The Guardian to suggest a somewhat innovative idea. “It may be too fanciful an idea,... continue
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In brief
People in Wales could face a £50 on-the-spot fine if they are caught flouting a ban on smoking in cars carrying children, under plans unveiled... continue
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Regular news
Rik Thomas
Cycling or walking to work is better for people’s mental health than driving to work, according to new research by health economists at the... continue
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In brief
A SERIES of public meetings will be held in September and October as part of a consultation on the development of a cycling culture for Northern... continue
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Regular news
The Northern Ireland Executive is planning to develop cycling masterplans for urban areas, starting with Belfast.  The masterplans will identify... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 21 July broadcaster and journalist Rosie Millard used a column in The Independent to highlight the dangers of motorists texting whilst driving.... continue
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Regular news
Birmingham City Council is to provide 5,000 bicycles to deprived, hard-to-reach communities in an effort to spread the cycling culture.  The... continue
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In brief
The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a car advert for promoting “irresponsible driving” in an urban area. Jaguar Land... continue
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Letters to the editor
Charlie Lloyd, Campaigns officer, London Cycling Campaign, London SE1
It is always difficult to discuss cycle helmet wearing and the effectiveness of laws to make it compulsory. Discussions tend to focus on a very small... continue
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Local Transport Today
Academics use the term ‘issue attention cycles’  to describe the way in which topics come from nowhere to suddenly dominate public... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
­Many commentators believe smart phones and other gadgets have replaced cars as the status symbol for the young but The Times’ weekend... continue
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Regular news
UK transport experts gathered for a roundtable discussion in May about the topic of ‘peak car’ at the request of New Zealand’s... continue
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Lead Story
There is no evidence to support the belief that compulsory helmet-wearing for cyclists would lead to a big drop in cycling, consultant TRL said this... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Local sustainable transport fund projects have been allocated a further £65m so they can continue into the next parliament.  The DfT... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
DESCRIBING THE start of the latest Tour de France in the hitherto unknown French ‘department’ of Yorkshire, The Northern Echo newspaper... continue
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Viewpoint
Scott Le Vine, Centre for Transport Studies
Though we may not often pause to think of ourselves this way, transport planners are professional futurologists. We spend much of our time thinking... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Advertising Standards Authority has reversed its decision to ban a TV advert that depicted a cyclist riding in the middle of the lane without a... continue
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Letters to the editor
Iain Reeve, The Reeve Partnership, Godalming, Surrey GU7
In his recent Viewpoint article, Giles Bailey challenges us to think about the transport provision we need for an ageing society (LTT 16 May). The... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 7 June, The Observer’s architecture and design correspondent, Stephen Bayley, mused on the concept of the car as a status symbol or, in the... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Cost-benefit calculations of transport schemes include a quantity called the ‘equity value of time’ which, for non-work time only,... continue
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