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Local Transport Today
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Residential streets in Reading could be temporarily closed to traffic and designated ‘Play Streets’ after the council judged a pilot... continue
Local Transport Today
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The City of Edinburgh Council wants Transport Scotland to make 20mph the default speed limit for urban roads.  Edinburgh has told Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
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Speed cameras help prevent 500 deaths or serious injuries on London’s roads each year, members of Transport for London’s surface... continue
Local Transport Today
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The London Borough of Lewisham is to consider plans for a 20mph speed limit across the borough. A paper will be presented to the Labour-controlled... continue
Local Transport Today
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The City of Edinburgh Council plans to increase the number of primary schools participating in a ‘school streets’ project from five to 11... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London should develop guidance to help decide when to segregate cyclists from other traffic, according to a team of researchers. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire LN12
As an ex-police officer who has prosecuted many drivers and completed many STATS19 forms, I am sorry that Iain Reeve finds the unnecessary... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
Statistics is sometimes defined as a method of drawing a straight line between an unproven assumption and a foregone conclusion but Mr Reeve (ibid)... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Andrew Fraser, Stirling FK8
In the last edition Iain Reeve concludes that “speed cameras are one of the best things we have for tackling the main root cause of [road... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard Evans, London SW20
Iain Reeve reminds us that the vast majority of road crashes – between 90% and 99% – are caused by human error (ibid). At the other end... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Alliance of British Drivers, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
Without wishing to add to Iain Reeve’s boredom with the speed camera debate (Letters LTT 31 Oct), I feel that he is rather missing the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Iain Reeve
Am I the only one who is growing both alarmed and a bit bored by the current debate about speed cameras? Let’s see if we can inject some common... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Labour London assembly member Val Shawcross has voiced disappointment that only 11 of the most dangerous road junctions in London for cyclists will... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
An average speed camera system went live this week on the A9 between Dunblane and Inverness. In tandem with the cameras, the speed limit for heavy... continue
Local Transport Today
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Developers of autonomous vehicles must get to grips with the threat posed by computer hackers, a motor industry insurance specialist has... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The number of people reported by the police as killed or injured on Scotland’s roads in 2013 fell 10 per cent to 11,498, according to Transport... continue
Categories: Road safety, Scotland
Local Transport Today
In brief
Fitting cameras and in-cab screens to heavy goods vehicles is a better way to cut collisions between HGVs and cyclists than fitting additional... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Richard Leonard has left his post as Birmingham City Council’s transportation policy manager to become the Highways Agency’s safer roads... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
Andrew Forster
Not so very long ago the idea of a big road investment programme in England seemed rather fanciful. Protests against many of the schemes proposed in... continue
Local Transport Today
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The significant possibilities of achieving transport benefits by applying ideas from behavioural psychology were revealed at a discussion meeting of... continue
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