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Local Transport Today
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Travel behaviour change policies, integrated transport and land use planning, and high-speed rail could all help cut global carbon dioxide emissions... continue
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In brief
Cala Homes has appointed consultant Mode Transport Planning to develop a transport strategy for a new settlement on the former Long Marston airfield... continue
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Perth and Kinross Council is to impose developer contributions on new development to help fund a £109m (2013 prices) package of transport... continue
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Letters to the editor
Mike O’Sullivan, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11
Reducing travel times, creating more on-line capacity and rejuvenating upper-England’s flagging economy have all been deployed in defence of... continue
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Viewpoint
Andrew Last, Minnerva Ltd
Stephen Plowden’s letter in the last issue (“HS2 is even worse than ‘predict and provide’ road planning”) gives an... continue
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Countryside campaigners in England are urging ministers to amend the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to reduce car-based urban sprawl. The... continue
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Andrew Forster
The lack of a national spatial plan is a huge hindrance to effective transport planning in England and Wales, according to one of the sector’s... continue
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In brief
Big variations in job creation statistics resulting from some HS2 stations are revealed in consultant Atkins’ study for the HS2 Growth... continue
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Regular news
Two visions have been unveiled for transforming  Heathrow Airport into a new town if a new hub airport were built to the east of London. The... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
The Government’s current plans for a high-speed rail station at Old Oak Common in West London need a major rethink if economic development... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
Serious concerns are raised about the proposed out-of-town HS2 stations at Toton in the East Midlands and Sheffield Meadowhall in a report by... continue
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The Government is reviewing the locations for HS2 stations in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire to see if the current proposals offer the best... continue
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Viewpoint
David Metz
I concluded my previous article by observing that average demand for personal daily travel has stabilised at about a thousand trips a year covering... continue
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Regular news
High-speed rail critics have accused the Government of keeping the cost of HS2 artificially low and said the Chancellor’s announcement of plans... continue
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Keith Mitchell, Peter Brett Associates
The draft National Policy Statement for national networks sets out its stall as follows: “The NPS sets out the Government’s vision and... continue
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Viewpoint
David Metz
The National Travel Survey (NTS) has been tracking the travel behaviour of residents of Britain for the past 40 years. All credit to the... continue
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Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
Landor’s annual conference on ‘Rail-Led Developments’ is always a good place to hear about new ideas and practical innovation at... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
When it comes to rail-led property developments, Hong Kong-based MTR is probably in a class of its own. It also runs one of the few truly profitable... continue
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News extra
Railways and property have long enjoyed a symbiotic relationship: railway improvements can stimulate development in adjoining properties and boost... continue
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