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Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Rosalind Readhead
Carfreelondon is a campaign to free up London’s streets for the majority of London householders who do not own a private car. I want to redress... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, renewed calls for the scrapping the most polluting diesel cars and giving drivers cash incentives to switch to... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The One North transport plan for a 125mph east-west railway (LTT 8 Aug) was strongly criticised in The Guardian on 6 August. “As a proud... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE UNCERTAIN future for the owners of diesel-fuelled vehicles, highlighted by Daily Telegraph environment correspondent Geoffrey Lean (LTT 8 Aug),... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Take a walk along any one of hundreds of UK high streets and the vacant units, multitude of charity shops and row of bookmakers tell their own story.... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
 As the ‘driverless’ car seems to move ever-closer to making an appearance on Britain’s roads, an interesting question has... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Residents of England made fewer trips last year than at any time since the National Travel Survey began in 1972/73. Each person made an average of... continue
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