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Local Transport Today
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Pressure to keep down the cost of town centre car parking is likely to hamper the delivery of new bus-based park-and-ride facilities in South... continue
Local Transport Today
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Elected Mayors could hamper transport policy-making in England’s city regions, local authorities have warned ministers. The Government plans to... continue
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Local Transport Today
The wellbeing of town centres has always been closely linked to the transport system and how it delivers activity in the form of customers for retail... continue
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Andrew Forster
Plentiful free car parking in town centres and tough policies to restrict new out-of-town retail and office development are vital for revitalising... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government’s plans for elected mayors in England’s biggest cities could create confusion and friction over how  transport is... continue
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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has called for more Transport for London-style bodies across England’s major cities. In a speech about the... continue
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John Dales
John Dales
Delighted as I was, last week, to see the work of my colleagues featured positively in a double-page spread in the London Evening Standard, one... continue
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England’s eight biggest cities outside London and their surrounding Local Enterprise Partnership areas are drawing up bespoke lists of the... continue
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Councillors in Edinburgh have approved a £3.2m programme of works to return streets in the north of the city to how they looked before... continue
Local Transport Today
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A campaign has been set up to reduce the impact of traffic in London’s Soho district. Saving Soho says the environment of the area’s... continue
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The DfT’s new guidance on shared space street environments is based on flawed research and makes exaggerated claims about the benefits of the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Tim Pharoah, London SW16
What is the point of Boris Bikes? Nine out of ten of the trips were already being made by ‘sustainable’ modes. The bike trips switching... continue
Local Transport Today
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Solihull Council is to reduce speed limits on a number of C and unclassified roads in the borough, so that they complement speed limits on adjoining... continue
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Liverpool’s Primary Care Trust is to part-fund the implementation of 20mph speed limits across residential roads in the city. The PCT will... continue
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John Dales
John Dales
With apologies to the Pet Shop Boys for distorting the title of their first big hit, I begin this month by informing you that, during the last couple... continue
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Bristol City Council is simplifying the process for local neighbourhoods to temporarily close streets to through traffic, in an effort to encourage... continue
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Andrew Forster
Councils promoting shared surface street designs should not see eliminating kerbs to create a level surface “as a design objective in its own... continue
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Letters to the editor
Iain Forbes - Streatham, London, SW16
London is now three-and-a-half years into Boris Johnson’s four-year Mayoral term. The Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS) has been in place... continue
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Tim Long - London Borough of Camden
Great Queen Street is a busy mixed-use street of shops, restaurants, offices and flats located on the edge of Covent Garden in Central London. The... continue
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Councillors in Glasgow will consider plans next week for an £80m Tax Increment Financing (TIF) programme of public realm works in the city... continue
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