Who reviews policy studies?
Local Transport Today
The Hybrid Bill for the first phase of the Government’s high-speed rail project arrived safely and on time in Parliament this week but whether the project is delivered in a similar fashion remains an open question.... continue
Subjectivity and streets
Rail success is in the hands of the workers
Trades unions are back in the news, for all the wrong reasons. The goings-on at Grangemouth have provided the Government with an opportunity to launch an inquiry into unions, voicing mock outrage at alleged ‘intimidation’. Meanwhile, in the left corner, many trades unionists have been trying to put their side of the story of endemic ‘intimidation’, in the form of blacklisting. So what about transport? It remains a... continue
LEPs are up for helping deliver better transport, are you up for working with LEPs?
Alex Pratt, Bucks Thames Valley LEP
The story of economic growth over the last century has been underpinned by access to plentiful supplies of energy, a propensity to exploit new opportunities, and crucially, improving connectivity to markets and materials. It was the plentiful supply of coal, the application of the British entrepreneurial spirit and our penchant for colonising the world through the deployment of sea and rail transport infrastructure that all combined to... continue
Personal Travel Planning must focus on all household travel
Tim Pharoah, London SW16
Personal Travel Planning (PTP) is a potentially valuable tool for achieving mode shift away from the car driving, but are current projects cutting... continue
Do DfT’s traffic forecasts reflect big societal changes?
Philip Sulley, Maidstone, Kent ME18
I agree with Phil Goodwin’s concerns over the DfT’s forecasts both for cycling and also for general traffic (‘What knowledge lies behind cycle forecast?’ Phil Goodwin LTT 15 Nov). With... continue
In the current edition of LTT, Robert Davis asks whether a “who kills whom” indicator might be of value in road safety (‘If we want safer roads for cycling we have to change the way we measure road... continue
Accelerate HS2 delivery to speed up economic benefits
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
The last issue has two very interesting articles on HS2. The first is the KPMG analysis of HS2 benefits (‘Sparks fly as academics contest KPMG’s analysis of HS2 benefits’ LTT 15 Nov). If HS2 can deliver... continue