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Issue 654 - 22 August 2014: News
Setback for cycling as National  Park scraps public bike hire plan

Setback for cycling as National Park scraps public bike hire plan
Andrew Forster

The New Forest National Park Authority this week killed-off plans for the UK’s first mass public bike hire scheme in a rural area, citing anti-cycling views in the local community as a contributory factor. The decision... continue

Technology trials to detect tailgating

The Highways Agency is investigating technologies to enforce the offence of tailgating, whereby drivers follow each other too closely. Tailgating traditionally had to be dealt with in the courts but the Government last year... continue

TfL values crime benefits of transport investment

Transport for London has begun including monetised values for crime reduction benefits in transport scheme appraisal. A cost:benefit analysis for the removal of the gyratory in Wandsworth town centre suggests the scheme will... continue

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Diesel debate heats up as Sun calls for ‘scrappage-style scheme’

Diesel debate heats up as Sun calls for ‘scrappage-style scheme’
Rik Thomas

THE UNCERTAIN future for the owners of diesel-fuelled vehicles, highlighted by Daily Telegraph environment correspondent Geoffrey Lean (LTT 8 Aug), has been taken up with considerable vehemence by several other papers. Most... continue

Northern transport plan criticised for ignoring inequality

The One North transport plan for a 125mph east-west railway (LTT 8 Aug) was strongly criticised in The Guardian on 6 August. “As a proud resident of the north of England, I am not lacking in visions of how life here... continue