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Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
Last time out, my closing words were about the “huge privilege and great responsibility” that it is to be professionally involved in how... continue
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Letters to the editor
Richard Evans, London SW20
It’s interesting to compare and contrast two letters in the last issue – those from Anna Semlyen of 20’s Plenty for Us and Nigel... continue
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Viewpoint
Malcolm Heymer, Alliance of British Drivers
The campaign group 20’s Plenty for Us issued a press release last month to mark the publication of a briefing note by the Local Government... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Infrastructure investment is recognised in the New Year's Honours list, with senior figures at Infrastructure UK, an infrastructure investment firm... continue
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In brief
Campaigners for the blind and partially sighted are calling on the Government to insist on sound generators being fitted to electric cars. Guide Dogs... continue
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Regular news
Crossrail contractor Laing O’Rourke is working with Transport for London to trial a new design of construction lorry with improved driver... continue
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Regular news
HGV operators may have to fit cycle safety features such as side guards and additional mirrors to their vehicles under revised permit conditions for... continue
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Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
The DfT has approved on-street trials in London of low level traffic signals located at cyclists’ eye height.  Transport for London will... continue
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Regular news
Transport Scotland is to implement 20mph zones on trunk roads within five towns. A consultation process will develop specific proposals for each of... continue
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Regular news
Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire has rejected the blanket introduction of 20mph speed limits on residential streets, with officers saying the lower... continue
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Regular news
Transport Scotland  is leading a review of Scotland’s speed and red light camera programme.  The review of the Scottish Safety Camera... continue
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Regular news
The Scottish Government is to increase the speed limit for goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway sections of the A9 between Perth and... continue
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Regular news
Brighton and Hove City Council has scaled back a planned roll-out of 20mph speed limits because a majority of the public opposed the lower limits in... continue
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Letters to the editor
Anna Semlyen, Chair of economic scrutiny committee, City of York Council, York YO1
Experts agree that 20mph is the right limit for most residential and urban roads. It improves public health. Yet, as authority after authority choose... continue
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Letters to the editor
Nigel Humphries, Alliance of British Drivers, Worcester
I cannot help thinking that Transport for London’s new junction design is likely to result in more left-turn collisions with cyclists rather... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Nottinghamshire County Council is to implement 20mph speed limits in four residential areas that straddle the boundary with Nottingham, to complement... continue
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In brief
The London Borough of Ealing is trialing a new lorry safety system that can detect cyclists and pedestrians 360 degrees around the vehicle while... continue
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In brief
Road signs and markings will have to be clear and possibly standardised across Europe to facilitate self-steering vehicles, according to industry... continue
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Regular news
Pedestrian campaign group Living Streets is calling for an extra three seconds of green man time on pedestrian crossings to allow the elderly to... continue
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Regular news
Transport for London is to install average speed cameras on four major roads in the capital.  The cameras will replace 35 spot speed cameras on... continue
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