Winners celebrate at the TRANStech Awards

Winners celebrate at the TRANStech Awards

Darryl Murdoch

The winners of the first ever TRANStech Awards were announced at a glittering 4* lunchtime ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, on Friday 1 November. Winners of the new awards, sponsored by Karhoo, WSP, Innovate UK and CoMoUK, which recognise the use of technology to improve transport,... continue

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5 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Journey apps can help the visually impaired

Aira, along with tech leaders Moovit and Azure Maps, have joined forces to make public transit in and around urban areas more inclusive for blind and low vision riders and others by bringing together the technological expertise of each company to remove barriers that people with vision loss face in... continue

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9 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
A stock take on planning for the Garden Communities programme reveals some 'uncertainty'

A stock take on planning for the Garden Communities programme reveals some 'uncertainty'

Large-scale new developments have a role in helping to meet housing needs, and have at times received formal Government support. The latest iteration – Garden Communities – was launched in 2014, and the programme now includes 49 projects extending across all regions of England. Consultancy Lichfields has reviewed all 49 Garden... continue

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9 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
Less affluent families tend to be less active

Less affluent families tend to be less active

Children from less affluent families are less likely to participate in physical activity than their wealthier peers, suggests new figures from Sport England. The data, from the... continue

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9 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
Mobile phone trip matrices are not all born the same

Mobile phone trip matrices are not all born the same

Luis Willumsen

The use of trip matrices based on mobile phone... continue

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TRANStech Awards 2020 return to the Royal Lancaster Hotel

TRANStech Awards 2020 return to the Royal Lancaster Hotel

Darryl Murdoch

The Second Annual TRANStech Awards has been confirmed to... continue

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It’s hard to be healthy: our decision-makers need to do better – now

It’s hard to be healthy: our decision-makers need to do better – now

Take part in the 4th Annual Public Health & Sustainable Transport Summit next March to shape an urgent agenda for practical change. We can all help to make a significant difference to positive health outcomes through boosting the delivery of active travel and public... continue

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Newcastle pupils are monitoring air quality and helping to inform urban planning

Newcastle pupils are monitoring air quality and helping to inform urban planning

A network of sensors are measuring levels of air pollution outside schools to give policymakers a more accurate picture of the air being breathed in by children. Led by Newcastle University in collaboration with Newcastle City Council, the sensors have been installed outside 22 schools located close to major roads... continue

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25 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
'It's hard to be healthy': leading health bodies call for urgent urban planning action

'It's hard to be healthy': leading health bodies call for urgent urban planning action

The number of people who are obese in England has almost doubled in the last 20 years from 6.9 to 13 million, according to new research from Diabetes UK. And in a related warning, a new World Health Organisation (WHO) study says that young people’s health is being compromised by insufficient physical activity, with the majority of... continue

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22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Everything you could ever want to know about the future of the car

Everything you could ever want to know about the future of the car

On 2nd November the glossy magazine that The Times publishes with its Saturday edition devoted significant coverage to excerpts from a new book that considers the future of the car. “Can we look forward to a future when we’re all ferried around in... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor

UK has moral imperative to lead on slashing CO2

Andrew Adam, Stirling, FK7

I was astonished by the letter from John Helm (LTT 25 Oct), and would like to respond to some of the issues he raises.  Blaming others for emitting more carbon is a convenient excuse to avoid action, but I would also dispute Mr Helm’s methodology. The fairest way to accurately compare... continue

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Why do our cycling and walking innovations end up being bad for disabled people and what can we do about it?

Why do our cycling and walking innovations end up being bad for disabled people and what can we do about it?

Ross Atkin

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20 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Making space for innovation

The design – and the reality – of our streets, transport infrastructure and public spaces should encourage people to regularly engage in healthy, active lifestyles, especially everyday walking and cycling as a means of simply getting around. Yet there are often gaps between the... continue

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20 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
What does a cyclist look like?

What does a cyclist look like?

After officially launching its ‘This Is What A Cyclist Looks Like’ campaign at Landor LINKS’ Cycle... continue

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19 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Percentage of adults walking and cycling for travel at least three days per week is down, shows new data

Percentage of adults walking and cycling for travel at least three days per week is down, shows new data

The Physical Activity tool is part of a series of products produced by Public Health England providing local data alongside national comparisons to support local health improvement.  The physical activity data tool presents data on physical activities including walking and cycling at local level for England. The latest release includes an update on the percentage of adults walking and cycling for... continue

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14 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Meet the station master

Meet the station master

Mark Moran

High Speed 1 (HS1) is the railway that runs between central London... continue

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