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Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Burns wrote: “O, wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as others see us,” and I am slowly rethinking my own work after seeing... continue
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Letters to the editor
Francis King
Keith Peat believes that speed limits should be set professionally (Letters LTT 12 Jun). As a qualified and experienced transport engineer, so do... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philip Bisatt
I refer to the letter from Brian Dalton regarding the provision for cyclists and buses in housing estates (Letters LTT 12 Jun). Mr Dalton appears not... continue
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Main editorial comment
It is now nearly 20 years since the Transport Planning Society was established as a self-contained body for the profession. It’s in some ways... continue
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Viewpoint
Andrew Allen
Inertia is arguably the most powerful force in land-use planning. Planners and architects alike have long recognised the tendency to replicate... continue
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Interview
Geoff Dudley
For many years, transport planning as a profession lacked a qualification that could provide it with an identity in its own right. In this respect,... continue
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Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Councils in northern Scotland have identified a range of road activities in which they could collaborate under Scotland’s Roads Collaboration... continue
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In brief
A free online mapping tool has been developed for Greater Manchester showing infrastructure and other assets. The Greater Manchester open data... continue
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Regular news
London mayor Boris Johnson has authorised the Greater London Authority (GLA) to agree terms and conditions of guarantees that could clear the way for... continue
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Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Transport planners this week wrote to transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin, setting out their priorities for the new majority Conservative... continue
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Regular news
Scotland’s regional transport partnerships (RTPs) have added their voice to concerns that street designs in new housing developments are... continue
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Secondary stories
The DfT has given the go-ahead for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) and  acknowledged the Planning Inspectorate’s suggestion... continue
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In brief
The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership is commissioning consultants to develop a transport investment plan for the area, which covers Portsmouth,... continue
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Regular news
The Government is committed to delivering the full Y network of HS2, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has said. “HS2 is now a manifesto... continue
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Secondary stories
Rhodri Clark
Welsh Government “bus priority” funding has been awarded for works that do not include bus priority measures, leading to a claim that... continue
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Regular news
Proposals for a huge West Midlands Combined Authority (CA) to oversee transport and economic development seem to be running into trouble. Jenni Venn,... continue
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Letters to the editor
Colin Black, Director, Contemporary Transport, Kent TN11
Adrian Davis rightly draws attention to the fact that a wealth of research evidence is hidden from view (Viewpoint LTT 29 May). Credible evidence... continue
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Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton, Purley, Surrey CR8
You report Oxfordshire County Council criticising new housing developments for not providing enough room for buses (“Street design in new... continue
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Viewpoint
Tom van Vuren, Mott MacDonald
The publication of HM Treasury’s AQUA Book, published in March, follows on from the Review of quality assurance of government analytical... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
Neil Taylor of consultant ITP discussed the explosion of data sources for transport planning. The biggest trip datasets were held by mobile phone... continue
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