Spanish rail's integrated transport app to include Karhoo cab comparison service

Spanish rail's integrated transport app to include Karhoo cab comparison service

A new one-stop transport app being launched by Spain’s state-owned rail company Renfe will include London-based Karhoo’s taxi and private hire price comparison app.  The ‘Renfe as a Service’ (Raas) app is... continue

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8 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
Could new car parks burn too quickly?

Could new car parks burn too quickly?

Car parks are being built that do not provide even the minimum of 15 minutes fire resistance, according to a report published by Confidential... continue

12 Nov 2019Parking Review Features

EEH launches young professionals competition

England’s Economic Heartland has launched Vision 2050, a competition for students, graduates, apprentices, young professionals and people new to the transport sector.  Entries (no longer than 500 words) should explain how the transport system should change to realise the EEH’s... continue

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12 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Plans for car-free Portsmouth development called 'such an interesting idea' by developers

Plans for car-free Portsmouth development called 'such an interesting idea' by developers

Development plans for Tipner West in Portsmouth have progressed ‘further than ever before’, and Portsmouth City Council hosted an event in September to engage industry experts and inform them of the ‘tremendous development opportunities and plans for the site, with a first spade in the ground scheduled for summer 2023’. The high... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Are SUVs more dangerous to pedestrians than other cars?

Are SUVs more dangerous to pedestrians than other cars?

Earlier this year it was reported in the US that the 'nation’s SUV boom is becoming increasingly deadly' after it was revealed that pedestrian deaths hit a 28-year high in 2018. UK journalist Carlton Reid took up... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Liverpool City Region's cycling & walking commissioner: 600km network planned

Liverpool City Region's cycling & walking commissioner: 600km network planned

Cyclist and actor Simon O'Brien has extended his role as Liverpool’s cycling and walking commissioner to cover the entire Liverpool City Region, working across all six boroughs to help make the Metro Mayor’s vision for a revolution in active travel a reality. Simon will be speaking at Cycling... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
New funding for parks and green spaces

New funding for parks and green spaces

Community groups can now bid for new parks or reimagined spaces that will be used for everything from children’s play areas to vegetable patches... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Rural zones: car-free, or test-beds for driverless vehicle technology?

Rural zones: car-free, or test-beds for driverless vehicle technology?

The Lake District national park authority has confirmed it will explore car-free zones as part of its traffic management plans in the national park in tandem with the National Trust. Thomas Burditt, National Trust general manager for the North Lakes, told the Times: 'We... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

BP invests in MaaS

BP Ventures has made a €10m investment in Finnish mobility as a service pioneer, MaaS Global.  Roy Williamson, BP’s vice president for advanced mobility said: “The MaaS Global team is at the forefront of a tech-enabled mobility evolution – from having to own a vehicle to... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Is zero carbon flying possible?

Is zero carbon flying possible?

Entrepreneur Richard Branson used an interview published in The Guardian on 26 October to claim that: “Aviation can... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Carlyle in talks to buy Arriva

US private equity firm The Carlyle Group has entered exclusive talks to buy Arriva Group from parent company Deutsche Bahn, though the option of a flotation remains on the table, too. Arriva operates buses, trains and trams in 14 European countries. It has extensive UK bus operations and on rail... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Steer eyes climate

Consultant Steer is expanding into the climate change sector, saying it has “clear and connected interfaces with transport”.... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing
Stonor on a mission to create streets where all of life thrives

Stonor on a mission to create streets where all of life thrives

Deniz Huseyin

We are heading for a disconnected, socially bankrupt future... continue

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8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Features

Putting pedestrians first Down Under

Space Syntax is helping develop a masterplan for Darwin, the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory. The firm was appointed to measure current patterns of footfall and to run workshops with local people.  “We showed how concentrated levels of footfall were and where the pockets... continue

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Ambitious plan to boost active travel and bus use in Leeds

Ambitious plan to boost active travel and bus use in Leeds

On 28 October Leeds City Council unveiled its new transport scheme, which is set to revolutionise mobility in the heart of the city. That same evening, the Yorkshire Evening Post claimed that: “No other city in the UK has had... continue

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7 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

PARK NOW acquires data specialist Parkling

Parking solutions provider PARK NOW has acquired Berlin-based data company Parkling. Parkling provides predictions of free on-street parking spots. The company attaches scanners on fleets and taxicabs to analyse the parking situation in real-time. In addition, Parkling generates high quality static... continue

6 Nov 2019Parking Review News

KERB app teams up with on-car advertising platform

KERB, a parking app, has partnered with Adverttu, an on-car advertising platform.  Launched in Australia and now operating internationally, KERB allows homeowners to rent their private spaces to anyone looking to park their car, bike, boat or helicopter, and to find city drivers off-street... continue

6 Nov 2019Parking Review News
ParkVia teams up with Spanish airport operator Aena

ParkVia teams up with Spanish airport operator Aena

Airport parking retailer ParkVia has renewed its contract with Spanish airport operator Aena.  ParkVia’s relationship with Aena dates back to 2011, when ParkVia first promoted parking... continue

6 Nov 2019Parking Review News
JustPark raises £6.9m on Crowdcube

JustPark raises £6.9m on Crowdcube

Parking technology company JustPark has raised more than £6.9m through a new crowd-funding round from nearly 5,300 investors. The... continue

6 Nov 2019Parking Review News

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