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Local Transport Today
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The DfT has developed plans to turn the Highways Agency into a Government-owned company so that the regulator can carry out enforcement activity if... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is to consult on plans for a borough-wide 20mph speed limit. “Implementation will be dependent on... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Metropolitan Police has started enforcing 20mph speed limits in the London Borough of Islington. Islington last year became the first borough to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The London Borough of Richmond has ruled out a borough-wide 20mph speed limit as well as two area-wide  20mph limits.  The... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Northumberland County Council has cited hotly-contested research into the effects of speed cameras to justify the council remaining a member of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Andrew Fraser, Stirling FK8
Tiffany Lynch suggests, quite rightly, that we get back to basics on road safety (Letters LTT 19 Sep). But what are these basics? Surely not those... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Transport-watch, Northampton NN2
Analysis carried out by Dr Geoff Luxford shows that, during the 13 years prior to 1995, the time when the cameras really started to bite, deaths per... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire LN12
I must respond to Ian Drummond, an ex-council official, and his long letter denouncing regression to the mean (ibid). Firstly, I would ask how many... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
I agree in general terms with much of what Ian Drummond writes about the misuse of statistics, including the introduction of unnecessary complexity... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
For many years now, the LTT editorial office has regarded the Edinburgh tram scheme as the gift that just keeps on giving. This seemingly endless... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A CONSTRUCTION industry-led initiative set up to protect vulnerable road users has launched a new toolkit to help improve road safety in construction... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
TRANSPORT FOR LONDON, working with the University of Loughborough, has produced research indicating that changes to the design of HGV cabs could save... continue
Local Transport Today
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ROAD?DEATHS have fallen to the lowest level since official records began in 1926, according to the latest DfT report on road casualties in Great... continue
Local Transport Today
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TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TfL) has awarded Siemens a contract to replace existing speed cameras on selected routes in the capital with new digital... continue
Local Transport Today
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“The mayor’s grand plan… for a ‘Crossrail for bikes’ is at a political crossroads,” the BBC’s transport... continue
Local Transport Today
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Deniz Huseyin
A range of new measures will help to reduce collisions between construction vehicles and cyclists, believes AECOM’s John Hix. Although HGVs... continue
Local Transport Today
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Deniz Huseyin
The capital’s cycling infrastructure is to set to be transformed, with a host of projects coming to fruition over the next two years. Most... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London has rejected the London Assembly’s call for pedestrians to be given more time to cross the road at signal-controlled... continue
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A cycling website has hit back at charity Guide Dogs over claims that a quarter of London guide dogs have been hit by cyclists, and 70% of guide dog... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Mooney is a retired physicist, who has worked in fire safety research.
The recent papers by researchers from Newcastle University and the Northumbria Safer Roads Initiative have determined that mobile speed cameras cut... continue
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