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The first webinars in our Green Transport Recovery series have been really well received, with each of the first five sessions attracting between 250 and 350 attendees, and the series... continue

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2 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

We’re heading for climate catastrophe, no doubt about it

John Whitelegg Church Stretton, Shropshire

I was alarmed to read in your editorial comment (‘Climate Constraint’ LTT 15 May) statements that lend support to the case that there are uncertainties, doubts or defects on the science around climate change.   It is important that all those involved with trying to deliver zero... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today Comment
Drivers willing change habits to keep lockdown's clean air, says AA

Drivers willing change habits to keep lockdown's clean air, says AA

Mark Moran

British drivers are prepared change their behaviour to maintain... continue

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1 Jun 2020Parking Review News
Over 4,000 jobs at risk as EasyJet plans to reduce workforce by a third

Over 4,000 jobs at risk as EasyJet plans to reduce workforce by a third

Mark Moran

Budget airline EasyJet is to axe up to 30% of its workforce as it... continue

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28 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Travel companies call for quarantine plan to be scrapped

Travel companies call for quarantine plan to be scrapped

Travel and hotel companies have called for the scrapping of plans to make visitors to the UK enter quarantine on arrival. From 8 June, people entering the UK from abroad will have to isolate themselves for 14 days or face a... continue

28 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Tyre particles are contaminating rivers and ocean,  says University of Plymouth

Tyre particles are contaminating rivers and ocean, says University of Plymouth

Mark Moran

Particles released from vehicle tyres could be a significant and previously... continue

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28 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Re-allocating road space: view the LTT online discussion

Re-allocating road space: view the LTT online discussion

The Local Transport Today online discussion of 22 May focused on a talk by Robert Huxford, director of the Urban Design Group, which explored how highway and traffic authorities that have not taken measures to deliver... continue

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28 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Travellers arriving into UK face 14-day quarantine from 8 June

Travellers arriving into UK face 14-day quarantine from 8 June

Mark Moran

The Home Secretary has announced new public health measures... continue

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22 May 2020Local Transport Today News
The active travel restart: planning for post-lockdown

The active travel restart: planning for post-lockdown

Laurence Oakes-Ash

COVID-19 has inflicted an unparalleled shock to the... continue

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22 May 2020Local Transport Today News
E-bikes: green alternative to car in rural and suburban areas, says study

E-bikes: green alternative to car in rural and suburban areas, says study

A recent study carried out by CREDS researchers (Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions) at the University of Leeds has found that e-bikes should be defined as a strategically important mode of transport within key transport policy initiatives developed in 2020. E-bike use should,... continue

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21 May 2020Local Transport Today News
BetterPoints among new cohort to intelligent mobility accelerator

BetterPoints among new cohort to intelligent mobility accelerator

Behaviour change specialist BetterPoints has joined nine other start-up and scale-up companies in the 'Intelligent Mobility' accelerator, a partnership between Wayra UK/Telefonica, Hyundai and Amey and the Connected Places Catapult. The accelerator programme... continue

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21 May 2020Local Transport Today News
How to protect cab drivers from COVID-19?

How to protect cab drivers from COVID-19?

Mark Moran

Commercial and private drivers of passenger vehicles have been among the groups worst affected by the disease due to the... continue

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20 May 2020Local Transport Today News

Accessibility is about much more than access to work...

Hannah Budnitz

Last month, I wrote about what many practitioners of transport planning and advocates of accessibility have been mulling over: the tidal wave of telecommuting in these turbulent and yet strangely static times, and the potential sustainability and resilience of online access. Scroll down to my... continue

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20 May 2020Local Transport Today News
UK quarantine rules will be published soon, says Shapps

UK quarantine rules will be published soon, says Shapps

Mark Moran

The UK new quarantine rules ask most visitors arriving... continue

18 May 2020Local Transport Today News

Ryanair says return to air made harder by state aid for competitors

Mark Moran

Ryanair has said that it will not be requesting government assistance during the pandemic despite plans to cut 3,000 jobs. Ryanair said that competitors that have done so are “unlawful”. The company said that its return to the air will be made harder by the €30bn support given to... continue

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18 May 2020Local Transport Today News

National Express set to restart UK journeys from July

Coach operator National Express Group plans to restart UK journeys from July. In a brief trading update released on 15 May, the group said it has started selling tickets for journeys in a core coach network from1 July. The company reported a 50% revenue decrease for April compared with the same... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Green transport restart and recovery: how we can help

Green transport restart and recovery: how we can help

The Government has plans for a Green Transport Recovery and Restart programme over the coming months. It aims to appoint a national walking and cycling commissioner and inspectorate for England, and a long-term... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today News

Air quality-Covid 19 ‘link’ sparks debate

US researchers claim to have found a link between air pollution and Covid-19 death rates. But a driver group in the UK has questioned the work’s credibility.  The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health says people with Covid-19 who live in US regions with high levels of air pollution... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today News

Green transport agenda is built on wishful thinking

Paul Biggs Environment spokesman Alliance of British Drivers Tamworth, Staffs B77

Liverpool’s claims for the success of 20mph limits (‘Liverpool hails results from 20mph limits’ LTT 01 May) are a further demonstration of why councils should not be allowed to mark their own exam papers and objective analysis by the likes of DfT 20mph report co-author Professor... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Technology could make road enhancements redundant

David Metz Centre for Transport Studies University College London www.drivingchange.org.uk

You report the legal challenge to the Government’s second Road Investment Strategy, which argues that the DfT failed to take into account the Paris Agreement on climate change (‘Judicial review sought of roads programme’ LTT 01 May).  We shall see if the Government’s... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Wehner swaps burgers for EVs

James Wehner has joined rapid electric vehicle chargepoint firm Engenie as chief technology officer. Wehner will focus on improving the customer experience of EV charging. He spent five years as global product director of McDonald’s, overseeing the introduction of self-service kiosks at... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today People

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