16 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Bristol aims to become carbon neutral by 2030

Bristol aims to become carbon neutral by 2030

Juliana O'Rourke

Calls for the city to declare a climate emergency and take urgent action to tackle the pressing threat of “abrupt and... continue

15 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Parking and moving traffic fines up 10% in London

Patrick McDonnell

The number of penalty charge notices for parking and moving traffic offences issued in the capital is up 10% compared with the previous year, new data from London Councils has revealed. This year’s figures show that London boroughs and Transport for London issued 5,616,402 penalty charge... continue

15 Nov 2018Parking Review News
14 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Havering’s fixed penalties for school parking offences unlawful, says campaigner

Deniz Huseyin

The London Borough of Havering has been illegally issuing fixed penalty notices (FPNs) for parking offences outside schools for the past two years, a parking campaigner claims. In November 2016 the council passed Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) making parking a criminal offence outside four... continue

14 Nov 2018Parking Review News
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Tower Hamlets funds community air quality action plans

Tower Hamlets funds community air quality action plans

Patrick McDonnell

Tower Hamlets Council is making over £120,000... continue

12 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
US electric scooter hire firm Bird launches London pilot

US electric scooter hire firm Bird launches London pilot

Patrick McDonnell

US electric scooter manufacturer Bird is launching a... continue

12 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
12 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

PATROL cuts costs to member councils

PATROL has reviewed the basis for charging for 2018-19 and reduced the level for its 300-plus member authorities in England (outside London) and Wales from 35p to 30p per penalty charge notice (PCN). PATROL’s (Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London) Joint Committee agreed in January... continue

10 Nov 2018Parking Review News

Main road traffic calming to cut speeds

Transport for London plans to traffic calm parts of the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) to bring speeds down to 20mph.  The London Borough of Lambeth reports the proposal in its Local Implementation Plan. Says the borough: “National guidance only recommends installing physical... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Emphasis on BCR ‘encourages promoters to abuse appraisal’

Emphasis on BCR ‘encourages promoters to abuse appraisal’

Andrew Forster

The continuing emphasis given to benefit:cost ratios... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Induced traffic ‘doesn’t cancel out benefits of road-building’

Induced traffic ‘doesn’t cancel out benefits of road-building’

Traffic generated by building new road capacity will rarely cancel out the benefits of building that capacity, according to a new report for the DfT.  Consultants WSP and RAND Europe were commissioned to  study the scale of... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Five-year Roads Fund pot will be £28.8bn

The Government’s new National Roads Fund will be worth £28.8bn in its first five years (2020/21-2024/25), the Treasury has announced. The fund will be created by hypothecating Vehicle Excise Duty in England.  The £28.8bn is a nominal value (i.e. unadjusted for inflation). Of... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Smart motorways first for autonomous cars

Highways England must make sections of smart motorway suitable for regular use by automated vehicles “as soon as possible” in the next five-year road investment strategy period (RIS2), the Government has announced. This is one of the Government’s objectives for the RIS2 period... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

MHCLG sticks to homes target, despite lower ONS projections

Andrew Forster

The Government is sticking with its aspiration for 300,000 new housing units to be built in England each year, despite the Office for National Statistics’ new projections suggesting that significantly fewer homes are needed.  More than 217,000 new homes were delivered in England in 2017... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Strategic infrastructure tariff power for Combined Authorities

Strategic infrastructure tariff power for Combined Authorities

Combined authorities with strategic planning powers will be given the power to implement a strategic infrastructure tariff (SIT) to help fund transport and other infrastructure, the Government has announced. A SIT would be similar to the... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

More cash injected into DfT’s cities fund

The Government is to extend its major urban transport fund – the Transforming Cities Fund – by a year to 2022/23 and has announced how the extra grant will be allocated. The Treasury said the extension would provide an extra £240m to the six combined authorities led by... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

£675m plan to support nation’s high streets

The Government is creating a £675m fund to help revitalise high streets in England. The Future High Streets Fund, announced in last week’s Budget, will “support local areas to develop and fund plans to make their high streets and town centres fit for the future”. The fund... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Extra funds for council roads

Councils in England will receive an extra £420m in 2018/19 from the Government for road maintenance, including tackling potholes, repairing damaged roads, and investing in bridges to keep them open. In addition, the Treasury has said it will make available an additional £150m from the... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

City consults on low emission street

The City of London Corporation is consulting on a trial that would ban all but ultra-low emission vehicles from the south end of Moor Lane, near Moorgate. Two options are being considered. Option one would introduce the restriction 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Option two would apply Monday to... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Workplace parking levy for Brent?

The London Borough of Brent is to commission a feasibility study of a workplace parking levy, covering either the whole borough or selected areas such as the employment area of Park Royal. The London Borough of Hounslow has plans to introduce a levy (LTT 20 Aug) and a number of other boroughs are... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

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