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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
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Sub story to feature
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
Regular feature
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
Regular news
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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Regular news
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
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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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Letters to the editor
Regression to the mean (RTM) has been well understood for a hundred years and is clearly visible in any graph of road accidents, so the fact that... continue
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Letters to the editor
Death and injury on the roads has been a scourge of society since before even the invention of the motor car. Officials, campaigners and vehicle... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
The four time period method for road safety evaluation can offer a much more straightforward method of evaluating road safety measures than... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
If road safety measures are installed at sites chosen because of their accident (or casualty) record, evaluating their effectiveness isn’t as... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Work has begun to remodel a major south London roundabout to make it safer for cyclists. The works on the Queens Circus roundabout outside Battersea... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission is to test an accident investigation methodology on accidents involving powered two wheelers or bicycles. “No... continue
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Secondary stories
The Highways Agency is investigating technologies to enforce the offence of tailgating, whereby drivers follow each other too closely. Tailgating... continue
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Main editorial comment
 As the ‘driverless’ car seems to move ever-closer to making an appearance on Britain’s roads, an interesting question has... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 21 July broadcaster and journalist Rosie Millard used a column in The Independent to highlight the dangers of motorists texting whilst driving.... continue
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In brief
The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a car advert for promoting “irresponsible driving” in an urban area. Jaguar Land... continue
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Letters to the editor
Charlie Lloyd, Campaigns officer, London Cycling Campaign, London SE1
It is always difficult to discuss cycle helmet wearing and the effectiveness of laws to make it compulsory. Discussions tend to focus on a very small... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philip Bisatt, Taunton, Somerset TA1
I refer to your article in which TRL suggests that compulsory wearing of helmets would not discourage cycling (‘Mandatory helmet law... continue
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Viewpoint
Rachel Aldred, Westminster University
Place and movement hierarchies increasingly form part of accepted thinking about the way we manage streets. For instance, they’re used in UK... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
My taste for genre fiction was built on the science fiction magazines of the 1950s, when the futurologists of the time – right-wing libertarian... continue
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