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Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hants GU32
If the London Borough of Merton and TMS Consultancy do not know that 1 to 1.5 road casualties a month over one year is too little data to be... continue
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Councillors in Birmingham have approved the implementation of 20mph speed limits across a wide area of the city despite a consultation finding a... continue
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Liverpool City Council is studying an intriguing new way to improve cycle safety. Officers told members last week: “We should look at cycle... continue
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The Highways Agency has appointed an Atkins/AECOM joint venture to develop measures to cut the number and severity of incidents involving heavy goods... continue
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The use of lightweight humps and planters offer an affordable and flexible way of providing safe routes for cyclists that does not inconvenience... continue
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A survey of cycling in London has revealed that 68% of respondents have grown more concerned about safety over the past six months.  The London... continue
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Cycle routes that come to an abrupt end with ‘Dismount’ and ‘END’ signs must be rendered obsolete as soon as possible, argues... continue
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DfT officials were due to meet with Bedford Borough Council officers this week to discuss the council’s plan to install plastic lane dividers... continue
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The London Borough of Merton is to conduct further analysis into the effects of 20mph zones and signed-only limits after research commissioned by the... continue
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Plans to hold a Formula One event through the streets of central London have been criticised by the London Assembly Green party. “I hope the... continue
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The City of London plans to have its area-wide 20mph speed limit operational by July.  Director of the built environment Philip Everett said... continue
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Motorists association the Alliance of British Drivers has seized on a newspaper report that accidents have gone down on Danish single carriageway... continue
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The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld 11 grounds for complaint against an advert opposing Brighton & Hove City Council’s... continue
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The institutional arrangements for road safety is to be the key focus of the first inquiry by the new Transport Safety Commission. The Commission has... continue
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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Alliance of British Drivers, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
Francis King’s letter on the use of the 85th percentile in setting speed limits (LTT 21 Feb) misses the point about the purpose of speed... continue
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Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
I recently drove on a congested motorway operating with a variable speed limit. The system was a nightmare – nothing but a distraction from the... continue
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A scheme designed to increase the number of children cycling to school in Dulwich, south-east London, is seeking more than £2m funding from... continue
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The Highway Code’s advice that cyclists should wear a helmet and reflective clothing is having a detrimental impact on the aim of normalising... continue
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20mph speed limit campaigners want the DfT to give councils flexibility in whether repeater signs are installed on 20 or 30mph speed limit... continue
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Campaigners for 20mph speed limits are urging councils to implement 20mph speed limits without public consultation.  A new briefing paper by... continue
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