"Injustice" claimed with passengers facing up to eight times more pollution than motorists

Lee Baker

Motorists are far less exposed to harmful particulate matter than London Underground and bus passengers, a study has found. The University of Surrey study suggests that transport users are exposed to as much as eight times as many pollutants as motorists in London,... continue

14 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Making the case for virtual penalties

Making the case for virtual penalties

Liz Whitaker

There has been much discussion surrounding virtual permits in the parking industry, but we should also... continue

22 Feb 2017Parking Review Opinion

Bristol wins Defra funding to develop Clean Air Zone

Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council have been awarded government funding of nearly £500,000 to carry out a feasibility study into implementing a Clean Air Zone.  The feasibility study, due to be completed in early 2018, will link into the ClairCity project, a four-year... continue

22 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Funding and Devolution Workshop: Transport and Health Summit 2017, Bristol, 24 February

Funding and Devolution Workshop: Transport and Health Summit 2017, Bristol, 24 February

Transport and Health Summit 2017, Bristol, 24 February, 12 am Funding and Devolution Workshop: Agenda  Objectives of Workshop Network and meet others outside their own day-to-day networks: expect ideas to be shared through chatting (need to make allowance for this). Share challenges faced and pick up good ideas from others:... continue

22 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Patrick Troy resigns as British Parking Association's CEO

Patrick Troy resigns as British Parking Association's CEO

Mark Moran

Patrick Troy has resigned as chief executive of the... continue

22 Feb 2017Parking Review News
YourParkingSpace reports dramatic rise in rentals

YourParkingSpace reports dramatic rise in rentals

Patrick McDonnell

Online parking marketplace YourParkingSpace, which enables property owners and businesses to hire out their parking, is reporting a 200%... continue

22 Feb 2017Parking Review News
Transport & Environmental Health Workshop @ Sustainable Transport & Health Summit, February 24, Bristol

Transport & Environmental Health Workshop @ Sustainable Transport & Health Summit, February 24, Bristol

Transport & Health Summit 2017 takes place in Bristol on the 23 and 24 Febrary. The key focus group/workshop session on Transport & Environmental Health will take place on February 24 at 12.00 during this event. More information online The workshop will explore issues relating to improving air quality, lowering emissions and congestion reduction for smarter fleet... continue

21 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
£4m funding boost for technology designed to cut congestion

£4m funding boost for technology designed to cut congestion

Patrick McDonnell

The government has today awarded £4m in funding to... continue

21 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Failure to indicate is what most annoys UK's drivers

Failure to indicate is what most annoys UK's drivers

Not indicating clearly has been named as the most inconsiderate driving behaviour on UK roads, according to an RAC Insurance poll of more than 2,100 motorists. Nearly six in 10 (58%) of drivers surveyed said... continue

17 Feb 2017Parking Review News
London's new T-Charge will start in October

London's new T-Charge will start in October

Partick McDonnell

A £10 charge will be levied on the most polluting vehicles entering central London from this autumn, mayor Sadiq Kahn has... continue

17 Feb 2017Parking Review News
Integrating physical activity into our everyday lives

Integrating physical activity into our everyday lives

Esther Anaya and Julian Sanchez

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17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features
Building connected communities

Building connected communities

Phillip Watson

The pitfall of focusing solely on efficacy or cost is that it’s often to the... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features
Ministers lay the foundations for Heathrow’s third runway

Ministers lay the foundations for Heathrow’s third runway

The draft National Policy Statement (NPS) on airports sets out the Government’s case for supporting a third runway and associated development at Heathrow Airport. It has been a long time coming: in July 2015, the Airports... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features
Streets of the Future will be shaped by data

Streets of the Future will be shaped by data

These days we hear a lot about the importance of data in the transport sector, and it is my contention that the advent of the digital age, driven by data, will come to be... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features
Network Rail entangled in Japanese knotweed payouts

Network Rail entangled in Japanese knotweed payouts

Rhodri Clark

Network Rail is considering its options after a... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Consultation on ‘ugly’ masts delayed

Network Rail has delayed a consultation on ways to reduce the visual impact of recently-installed electrification equipment in the Chilterns and North Wessex Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) on the Great Western Main Line between Reading and Didcot. NR has been working with Natural... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Dubious criteria used in longer lorry safety research

Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail manager, Campaign for Better Transport, London N1

The Government is ignoring its own safety statistics in its 7ft longer lorries trial evaluation (‘Longer lorry trial expanded’ LTT 03 Feb). These show that existing full length HGVs have consistently been involved in around six times more fatal crashes than cars on local/urban roads... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Shopping mall over Euston?

A shopping complex may be built above the HS2 terminal at London Euston as part of a much larger redevelopment of the land.  The Government is to seek a development partner for the redevelopment of land around and above Euston. A pre-procurement market engagement exercise has just been... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Electricity companies are plugging in to electric vehicles

Gill Nowell, Senior consultant – smart interventions, EA Technology Ltd, Capenhurst Technology Park, Capenhurst, Chester CH1

You recently reported that energy company ENGIE has told the National Infrastructure Commission that companies bringing electricity from the National Grid to homes and businesses must do more to promote electric vehicles (“Electricity supply ‘must support EVs’” LTT 20... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Comment

On-demand coach services: a new form of efficient transport

Thomas Ableman, Chief executive officer, Sn-ap, London E17

More people are making journeys than ever before. Our streets are getting more crowded and our roads more congested and yet most public transport seats travel empty. What if public transport could be efficient? Taking people where they want to go, when they want to go, and only taking up road space... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Comment

TfL promotes Healthy Streets

Transport for London has set out its approach to managing the capital’s streets for the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users in a new Healthy Streets strategy. TfL describes the ‘Healthy Streets Approach’ as the “system of policies and strategies to help... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

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