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Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Significant traffic growth on England’s strategic road network (SRN) is forecast under all of the scenarios presented in the Road Investment... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
David Metz
For the measures supported by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) to have lasting impact, they need to be set in a strategic context. Smarter... continue
Local Transport Today
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The number of people in England holding a driving licence rose to an all-time high of 31.9 million in 2013, an 800,000 increase on the previous year,... continue
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The London Borough of Wandsworth is supporting plans for electric car racing in Battersea Park next summer.  The race would be part of the... continue
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Lee Baker
Driverless cars are to be tested on roads in Greenwich, Milton Keynes and Coventry, and Bristol from next month after the area's bids to run the... continue
Categories: Car use, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Labour's new shadow transport secretary Michael Dugher has in his first interview in the job pledged to represent "white van man" and "any other road... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Consider the effect of population density on travel. It is unusually easy to research, and the findings are usually straightforward, entirely... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
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Developers of autonomous vehicles must get to grips with the threat posed by computer hackers, a motor industry insurance specialist has... continue
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Andrew Forster
Buses could one day be driverless, a change that could potentially transform operating costs, transport minster Claire Perry has... continue
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Sir Richard Branson has invested in a San Fransisco ride-sharing service Sidecar. Sidecar has announced a $15m funding injection that will help with... continue
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Lee Baker
Transport minister Claire Perry has announced a study of driver and road user behaviour in response to driverless cars on the roads, "to reassure the... continue
Categories: Car use, All of UK
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
Traffic volumes on the Transport for London Road Network were 3% higher in the first quarter of 2013/14 compared with the corresponding period of... continue
Categories: Car use, Greater London
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Francis King, Transport consultant, Bath BA2
Ms Readhead’s suggestion for banning private cars from London is interesting but I feel ultimately flawed   (ibid). Her proposal is to ban... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The Alliance of British Drivers has just named Bristol City Council the ‘Worst council for drivers and mobility choice’, citing the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The UK is to see the largest increase in the cost imposed on its economy by congestion in the developed world, according to a new study by the Centre... continue
Categories: Car use, All of UK
Local Transport Today
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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Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
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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