Healthy cycling takes off in Belfast

Healthy cycling takes off in Belfast

Patrick McDonnell

People living in Belfast are being encouraged to take up walking and cycling as a way of leading a healthier life. Northern Ireland’s Public Health Agency (PHA) has developed a Community Active Travel Programme, which is being delivered by sustainable transport charity Sustrans. Its recent... continue

24 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
British Parking Awards entry deadline extended to 8 January 2018

British Parking Awards entry deadline extended to 8 January 2018

The winners of the British Parking Awards 2018 will be revealed at a gala ceremony held in London during March by the comedian Lucy Porter. The competition is free to enter and, as is now traditional, the deadline for submissions has been extended to... continue

12 Dec 2017Parking Review News

Adonis ‘intrigued’ by a tunnel to Ireland

Lord Adonis, chairman of the Government’s National Infrastructure Commission, has voiced interest in the idea of a tunnel between Britain and Ireland. “I’m intrigued – no more at this stage – by a tunnel from Ireland to Wales/Scotland,” said the former Labour... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

Road funding experts warn ‘doing nothing’ is not an option

Mark Moran

A group of European specialists in road user charging are warning that shortfalls in fuel tax caused by a move to emissions-free vehicles means current ways of funding the road network are not sustainable. They have called for new thinking to improve mobility options and improve productivity. At a... continue

28 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

NI e-bike reforms in limbo

The Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) is urging politicians to repeal a legal anomaly that requires all users of e-bikes to hold a licence, register their machines and wear crash helmets. Northern Ireland treats pedal bikes featuring electric motors for assistance in the same... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Treadwell joins Papercast

Mark Treadwell is new operations manager UK & Ireland at  Papercast, which develops bus stop passenger information using solar powered wireless e-paper displays.... continue

27 Oct 2017Local Transport Today People
Why it makes sense to map out the future of EV charging

Why it makes sense to map out the future of EV charging

Deniz Huseyin
29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today Features
Siemens wins Northern Ireland traffic management maintenance contract

Siemens wins Northern Ireland traffic management maintenance contract

Patrick McDonnell

Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure (DfI) has... continue

18 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Siemens maintains NI traffic equipment

Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure has awarded Siemens a four-year contract to maintain traffic management equipment, including traffic signals, vehicle activated signs, and ANPR cameras.  ... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Go-Ahead wins Dublin contract

Go-Ahead Group has won the contract to provide bus services in outer Dublin, the first open tender process run by Ireland’s National Transport Authority. Go-Ahead will operate 24 routes with 125 buses and around 350 drivers. The contract will commence in late 2018 and run for five years with... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

UK government wants to avoid hard border in Ireland

Mark Moran

The British government has said it wants to avoid creating a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after the UK leaves the European Union (EU) in March 2019. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that will share a land border with an EU member state post-Brexit.... continue

16 Aug 2017Parking Review News
ParkCloud now taking reservations for Q-Park's Irish sites

ParkCloud now taking reservations for Q-Park's Irish sites

Mark Moran

Online parking reservation provider ParkCloud has... continue

15 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Northern Ireland Greenways receive funding boost

Patrick McDonnell

Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure is providing £75,000 to three local councils to enable the development of Greenway walking and cycling projects. The grants are being made to: Ards and North Down Borough Council to help develop Comber to Newtownards Greenway; Mid and... continue

9 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Electric bike riders in Northern Ireland need a motorcycle licence

Patrick McDonnell

Any cyclist riding an electric bicycle in Northern Ireland (NI) without a proper licence could face fines up to £1,000. The Department for Infrastructure said that anyone who owns an electric bike (e-bike) in NI must have a motorcycle licence. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where... continue

9 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

More cash for NI-transport

Northern Ireland will receive an extra £400m over the next two years for transport and other infrastructure as part of the confidence and supply agreement signed between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to ensure the stability of the UK Government. The agreement... continue

7 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News
Cycle lanes could be protected by parked cars under a Dublin City Council plan, says report

Cycle lanes could be protected by parked cars under a Dublin City Council plan, says report

Lee Baker

Dublin City Council plans a 1km cycle route that uses parked cars as a buffer against... continue

29 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
An easing of austerity expected after Chancellor says he is not wedded to cuts

An easing of austerity expected after Chancellor says he is not wedded to cuts

Lee Baker

Commentators have asked whether there will be an easing of austerity after... continue

18 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Sustrans launches Pedal Perks in Belfast

Sustrans launches Pedal Perks in Belfast

Patrick McDonnell

Sustrans Northern Ireland has launched a loyalty scheme designed to encourage more people to cycle to local shops and... continue

13 Jun 2017Parking Review News
Extra infrastructure spending and air passenger duty axe: DUP demands for Tory alliance

Extra infrastructure spending and air passenger duty axe: DUP demands for Tory alliance

Lee Baker

Commentators have highlighted DUP demands as support for an alliance with the... continue

12 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
30 May 2017Local Transport Today News

First annual survey of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in the UK to be published by Landor LINKS

Landor LINKS

The 32-page report, to be released in July, will map Mobility as a Service developments in the UK, surveying the organisations providing technology and data to enable MaaS, and looking at plans to pilot MaaS in towns and cities. While focusing on the UK, the report will include international... continue

23 May 2017Local Transport Today News

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