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Local Transport Today
In brief
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against an advert for BMW’s M235i car, which stated: “Capable of 0-62mph in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Highways Agency has appointed a joint venture of consultants Arup and URS to conduct  research to identify customer priorities for the... continue
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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
Sean Corker, Alliance of British Drivers, Manchester M41
I have no doubt there are numerous individuals and organisations that would agree with Rosalind Readhead’s proposal to ban cars in London but... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Travelling by public transport is widely perceived as being an unpleasant experience but TV presenter Lauren Laverne took issue with this in The... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
In the last LTT, in the Media Monitor section, we reported on a proposal put forward by a backbench Labour MP to the effect that private car... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Transport for London has been doing very impressive work recently on appraisal methods, demand analysis, and investigations into the structure of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
ON 12 SEPTEMBER Labour MP Alan Whitehead used a column in The Guardian to suggest a somewhat innovative idea. “It may be too fanciful an idea,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
People in Wales could face a £50 on-the-spot fine if they are caught flouting a ban on smoking in cars carrying children, under plans unveiled... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
Cycling or walking to work is better for people’s mental health than driving to work, according to new research by health economists at the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A SERIES of public meetings will be held in September and October as part of a consultation on the development of a cycling culture for Northern... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Northern Ireland Executive is planning to develop cycling masterplans for urban areas, starting with Belfast.  The masterplans will identify... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Birmingham City Council is to provide 5,000 bicycles to deprived, hard-to-reach communities in an effort to spread the cycling culture.  The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a car advert for promoting “irresponsible driving” in an urban area. Jaguar Land... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
Academics use the term ‘issue attention cycles’  to describe the way in which topics come from nowhere to suddenly dominate public... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
­Many commentators believe smart phones and other gadgets have replaced cars as the status symbol for the young but The Times’ weekend... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
UK transport experts gathered for a roundtable discussion in May about the topic of ‘peak car’ at the request of New Zealand’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
There is no evidence to support the belief that compulsory helmet-wearing for cyclists would lead to a big drop in cycling, consultant TRL said this... continue
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