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Local Transport Today
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The Government should set up an advisory body on road safety modelled on organisations that investigate safety in the rail and aviation sectors,... continue
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Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Norfolk County Council wants to trial lower speed limits across rural roads in the north-west of the county, in an effort to cut accidents. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Reading’s bike hire scheme,  ReadyBike, recorded 16,837  rentals from the launch of the scheme in mid-June last year to the end of... continue
Local Transport Today
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Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, the City of London, Coventry, Edinburgh, Lancashire, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Portsmouth, Warrington,... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
The dominance of traffic in Stratford town centre in east London is to be ended under the London Borough of Newham’s plans to replace the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Government grant to encourage public transport and active travel use should offer local authorities a mix of revenue and capital grant in order to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has set up a cycle proofing working group to advise public bodies across the UK on ensuring that the built environment is safe,... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Driver’s Union, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire
I hope that in my defence I may respond to a couple of remarks made about me in your last issue on the matter of cycling.  Sam Jones of the CTC,... continue
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Letters to the editor
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Andrew Fraser, Stirling FK8
Speed cameras are effective, safety researchers tell the police (ibid). So that’s all right then; or is it? I don’t think it is. Just... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
TRL’s 175-page report on roads policing for Thames Valley and Hampshire Police (‘Safety cameras are effective, safety researchers tell... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Transport for London’s decision to pilot 20mph speed limits along 30 miles of eight sections of the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Highways England starts operations today, vowing to upgrade the network to make it safer and more reliable for motorists. The Government-owned... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has confirmed a major set of reforms to make parking policy in England more motorist-friendly.  CCTV enforcement will be... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has launched a consultation on the draft version of the new Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD). Changes to the document... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London has dropped its target for cycling to have a 5 per cent mode share in the capital by 2026.  The target, included in mayor... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Transport for London has outlined the steps being taken to strengthen its staffing and evaluation capabilities to meet mayor Boris Johnson’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
20mph speed limits were front page news in Cambridge last week as the 20’s Plenty conference took place in the city. “Cambridge is often... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Labour would create a cross-departmental cyclist and pedestrians’ advisory board if the party wins the General Election. The board would... continue
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Regular news
The number of people killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents is a poor measure of the health impacts of transport, a West Yorkshire... continue
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