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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
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Advertising Standards Authority has rejected a complaint concerning the carbon dioxide emissions associated with electric cars. Campaign group... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a car advert for promoting “irresponsible driving” in an urban area. Jaguar Land... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Towns and cities are being invited to bid to become testbeds for driverless vehicles as ministers seek to position the UK as a world leader in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
My taste for genre fiction was built on the science fiction magazines of the 1950s, when the futurologists of the time – right-wing libertarian... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Government has called for evidence on what is needed for a new legal regime to enable driverless cars to be tested on U.K roads. Business... continue
Categories: Car use, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Driverless cars are set to take to UK roads from January after business secretary Vince Cable launched a review of road regulations to allow the... continue
Categories: Car use, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The number of car trips made and total distance travelled by car have both fallen to new 20-year lows, according to the National Travel Survey. The... continue
Categories: Car use, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport minister Baroness Kramer has unveiled £500,000 for pilot programmes to widen access to car clubs.  The DfT said that it wants... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
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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