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Issue 645 - 17 April 2014: News
We still prefer Puffins says DfT as TfL ceases their installation

We still prefer Puffins says DfT as TfL ceases their installation
Andrew Forster

No more Puffin pedestrian crossings are likely to be implemented in London, Transport for London said this week, despite  Puffins still being the DfT’s preferred form of crossing. Puffin (Pedestrian User-Friendly... continue

ASA bans another anti-20mph limit ad

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints against another advert attacking Brighton & Hove City Council’s 20mph policies.  Just weeks after upholding  complaints about an advert placed by... continue

TRL acquires TTR

TRL has acquired consultancy Transport & Travel Research (TTR). TRL originally bought a minority shareholding in TTR in 2010 but said it would acquire a controlling stake over four years (LTT 12 Nov 10). TTR, which has... continue

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Urban pedestrians lack ‘special interest’ advocacy group, says Cohen

Urban pedestrians lack ‘special interest’ advocacy group, says Cohen
Rik Thomas

“WHY IS Britain such a dangerous place for walkers?” Guardian columnist Nick Cohen asked on 6 April. “Tramping through the countryside is a joy, but our towns and cities provide a hostile environment for... continue

Adonis calls for flexible bus fares

On 7 April former transport secretary Andrew Adonis used a column in London’s Evening Standard to extoll the virtues of the capital’s buses, and its night buses in particular. “The most exciting part of my... continue

Network Rail blamed for delays

In the March edition of the journal Ethos, the BBC’s transport correspondent, Tom Edwards, attempted to answer on of the great questions of the age: why are trains late? “The Office of Rail Regulation is very... continue