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645 - 17 April 2014: News
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Self-driving cars: innovative, yes, but they won’t reduce journey times
Two hundred years ago it was hard to move much faster than walking speed. Horse-drawn carriages made slow progress on poor roads. With the coming of... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Home deliveries: changing lives
Phil Goodwin
One of the more impressive if less admirable creations of the British tradition of governance is calculated ambiguity, delicate and almost invisible,... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Andrew Last is a transport planning consultant and director of Minnerva Ltd.
Andrew Last, Minnerva Ltd
Stephen Plowden’s letter in the last issue (“HS2 is even worse than ‘predict and provide’ road planning”) gives an... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
When the colour of the Government changes, a major shake-up of local government can sometimes follow. That’s what happened in 2010 when the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Let us hear no more whinging about the state of the transport planning profession because, according to a survey by freelance recruitment website... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Bulpitt, Loose, Maidstone, Kent ME15
The HS2 saga moves on. Now that the suggested link to HS1 and the rest of Europe is being abandoned this highlights the fact that HS2 is in reality... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Barker, Hornsey, London N8
Graham Nalty is right to criticise the notion of parkway stations for HS2 (Viewpoint LTT 4 Apr). The time and effort needed to get from station to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mike O’Sullivan, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11
Reducing travel times, creating more on-line capacity and rejuvenating upper-England’s flagging economy have all been deployed in defence of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
William A M Barter, Towcester, Northants NN12
As the Second Reading in the House of Commons of the HS2 Phase One Hybrid Bill approaches, the arguments against constructing the line become yet... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
HS2 is not, as claimed by Graham Nalty, a great idea being led by the wrong kind of people (Viewpoint LTT 4 Apr). It is a disastrous idea being by... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
Anyone puzzled by North East Lincolnshire Council’s view that Safer Roads Humber’s activities are not cost-competitive with more basic... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Robert Davis, Chair, Road Danger Reduction Forum, London NW10
I am not sure that there is any possibility of meaningful, reasoned, debate with the more extreme car fanatics such as Mr Peat (Letters LTT 4 Apr),... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Norman Bradbury, Deputy head of policy, Railfuture, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4
Once again, in LTT 20 March, Paul Withrington laboriously repeats his discredited campaign to have our railways converted to roads bolstered by his... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Edward Gibbins, Chairman, Transportmyths.co.uk, Alsager ST7
Mr Withrington’s belief in the lower cost of bus travel over rail travel is based on simplistic assumptions (Letters LTT 20 Mar). He ignores... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Derek Halden, DHC, Edinburgh EH4
It was good to see some coverage of new accessibility modelling software but peppering the article with references to “accessibility planning... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David G Davies, Executive director, Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), Westminster, London SW1P
Many congratulations to LTT on reaching its 25th anniversary.  I have read it regularly and keenly ever since coming across it in its early... continue