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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
LONDON MAYOR Boris Johnson’s proposal to ban cyclists from wearing earphones appeared to hit a brick wall this week with the DfT  saying... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Andrew Forster
Viewers of the BBC’s This Week late night political programme last week may have been extremely wary of getting on a bike the next morning.... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philip Sulley, Maidstone, Kent ME18
I agree with Phil Goodwin’s concerns over the DfT’s forecasts both for cycling and also for general traffic (‘What knowledge lies... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Welsh Government has set up a task force to advise on freight matters. The group includes representatives of road freight, rail freight and... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to feature
Freddie Talberg, chief executive officer, PIE Mapping
There is a certain inevitability for Local Sustainable Transport Funding (LSTF) schemes to focus on the obvious – reducing car travel,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Plans to make lorry designs safer and more aerodynamic risk  becoming bogged down in the EU, the Freight Transport Association has warned. A... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John W E Helm
Billed as the largest single construction project after Crossrail, DP World’s new £1.5bn London Gateway container mega-port could change... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Messrs Laxen and Moorcroft ably chronicle the failure to effectively tackle the problem of outdoor air pollution (‘Air quality action plans... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Transport for London has started working with six truck manufacturers and a group of freight operators on the design of construction lorries that... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Jack Semple, Director of policy, Road Haulage Association, Weybridge, Surrey KT13
Sustrans apparently mis-understands the DfT’s HGV/cyclist accident statistics, on which you reported (‘Night-time deliveries urged to cut... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is setting up a working group to promote freight deliveries in the capital outside the busiest times of day. The out-of-hours... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is being urged to restrict the longer heavy goods vehicles currently being trialled to a network of designated routes.  The Campaign for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
CYcle campaigners are calling on councils to promote night-time deliveries in urban areas. This follows the news that the number of cyclists killed... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Power trip, the new book by Damian McBride, Gordon Brown’s former controversial spin doctor, has been all over the media in recent weeks.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The City of London wants to change freight delivery patterns to cut congestion and improve road safety and air quality.  Among measures being... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Boris Johnson has ruled out banning lorries from parts of London at particular times of day.  He told the London Assembly last week that the... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
AS THE debate about the Government’s high-speed rail plans rumbles on, it’s easy to forget that Britain already has a high-speed line... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Road Haulage Association this week launched a campaign against the Government’s plans to toll a 12-mile section of the A14  east-west... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Platoons of lorries controlled by only one driver could be trialled on UK roads. The DfT says platoons could have “huge benefits” if they... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Northgate Public Services has been appointed by the DfT to develop and operate a foreign operator payment system for the HGV road user levy, which... continue
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