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Local Transport Today
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Significant traffic growth on England’s strategic road network (SRN) is forecast under all of the scenarios presented in the Road Investment... continue
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Vouchers offering free bus travel to motorists can deliver lasting changes to travel behaviour, according to a new guide prepared by bus industry... continue
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The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a car advert that depicted urban driving as fun. The ASA received 73 complaints about the ad for... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire LN12
As an ex-police officer who has prosecuted many drivers and completed many STATS19 forms, I am sorry that Iain Reeve finds the unnecessary... continue
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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
Statistics is sometimes defined as a method of drawing a straight line between an unproven assumption and a foregone conclusion but Mr Reeve (ibid)... continue
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Letters to the editor
Andrew Fraser, Stirling FK8
In the last edition Iain Reeve concludes that “speed cameras are one of the best things we have for tackling the main root cause of [road... continue
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Letters to the editor
Richard Evans, London SW20
Iain Reeve reminds us that the vast majority of road crashes – between 90% and 99% – are caused by human error (ibid). At the other end... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Alliance of British Drivers, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
Without wishing to add to Iain Reeve’s boredom with the speed camera debate (Letters LTT 31 Oct), I feel that he is rather missing the... continue
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Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
In a few weeks’ time we should see what the Government and its local authority partners have in mind for the new Northern and TransPennine... continue
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This week’s report from Sir David Higgins has once again enlivened the debate over whether or not we should be investing major sums in... continue
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Regular news
The significant possibilities of achieving transport benefits by applying ideas from behavioural psychology were revealed at a discussion meeting of... continue
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In brief
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against an advert for BMW’s M235i car, which stated: “Capable of 0-62mph in... continue
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In brief
The Highways Agency has appointed a joint venture of consultants Arup and URS to conduct  research to identify customer priorities for the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Andrew Fraser, Stirling FK8
Tiffany Lynch suggests, quite rightly, that we get back to basics on road safety (Letters LTT 19 Sep). But what are these basics? Surely not those... continue
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Letters to the editor
Sean Corker, Alliance of British Drivers, Manchester M41
I have no doubt there are numerous individuals and organisations that would agree with Rosalind Readhead’s proposal to ban cars in London but... continue
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Media monitor
Travelling by public transport is widely perceived as being an unpleasant experience but TV presenter Lauren Laverne took issue with this in The... continue
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In the last LTT, in the Media Monitor section, we reported on a proposal put forward by a backbench Labour MP to the effect that private car... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Transport for London has been doing very impressive work recently on appraisal methods, demand analysis, and investigations into the structure of the... continue
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Media monitor
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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