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Issue 652 - 25 July 2014: News
Mandatory helmet law wouldn’t discourage cycling, says TRL

Mandatory helmet law wouldn’t discourage cycling, says TRL

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 week. TRL’s intervention in the helmet debate came as Jersey became... continue

HGV speed limit raised to 50mph

The speed limit for lorries on single carriageway roads in England and Wales will be raised from 40 to 50mph early next year, the Government has announced.  The increase, for goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, will be... continue

AECOM purchases URS

The transport consultancy sector has taken another step along the road of consolidation with engineering firm AECOM’s acquisition of fellow US engineering consultant URS Corporation in a cash and stock deal valued at... continue

Media monitor
Bus lobby group calls for boost to investment in paid-for Times piece

Bus lobby group calls for boost to investment in paid-for Times piece
Rik Thomas

ON 11 JULY the Greener Journeys public transport lobby group took the somewhat unusual step of taking out a paid ‘advertisement feature’ in the business pages of The Times to promote research it had commissioned... continue

Cars still have allure for capital’s rich kids

­Many commentators believe smart phones and other gadgets have replaced cars as the status symbol for the young but The Times’ weekend magazine reminded readers that four wheels can still have their allure for... continue