25 Nov 2022Local Transport Today News
Cargo bikes will be included in new £110m London ULEZ vehicle scrappage schemes

Cargo bikes will be included in new £110m London ULEZ vehicle scrappage schemes

To help improve air quality for everyone's health, the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding from 29 August 2023 across all London boroughs. The Mayor of London has announced a new £110m vehicle scrappage scheme to help eligible Londoners prepare for the ULEZ expansion. Speaking at the London... continue

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2 Dec 2022Local Transport Today News
Drivers urged to respect for those with accessibility needs

Drivers urged to respect for those with accessibility needs

The British Parking Association (BPA)’s Selfish Parking campaign is highlighting why it is not okay to misuse a disabled parking space or Blue Badge. Under the ‘It’s not OK to park where it’s not OK to... continue

1 Dec 2022Parking Review News
Growing pains on the school run

Growing pains on the school run

Matt Price

By the 2025/2026 academic year, it is estimated the UK will require nearly 80,000 additional... continue

1 Dec 2022Parking Review Opinion
Is poor parking ruining the customer journey?

Is poor parking ruining the customer journey?

Dyl Kurpil

The festive shopping period can be an emotive and stressful time for many. Consumers often take parking for granted, and it is only... continue

1 Dec 2022Parking Review Opinion
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Private parking companies access 2.7 million vehicle keeper records in just three months

Private parking companies have bought a record number of vehicle keeper records from the DVLA to use to issue parking charge notices to drivers who have allegedly breached their terms and conditions. Official data shows that in the first quarter of 2022-23, car park management companies accessed... continue

30 Nov 2022Parking Review News

New trustees appointed by IAM RoadSmart

Road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has appointed Victoria Milford and Tom Kelman to its board of trustees. Milford has 14 years of operations experience in HR and finance specialising in the retail, hospitality and service sectors to the board of while Kelman is a chartered accountant with over 35... continue

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30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today People
CPT extends Roberts’ presidency by a year

CPT extends Roberts’ presidency by a year

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has announced that Ralph Roberts will continue as CPT’s president until the end of January 2024, with a... continue

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30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today People
Roberts is new CEO at London TravelWatch

Roberts is new CEO at London TravelWatch

Michael Roberts will take over as chief executive of the watchdog London TravelWatch from January. He has 30 years’ experience in advocacy and... continue

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30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today People
Living Streets makes Braun head of policy

Living Streets makes Braun head of policy

Tanya Braun has been promoted to the role of director of policy and communications at Living Streets. She has been at the charity for more than seven years, most... continue

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30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today People

Wickett joins Hounslow

Peter Wickett is Hounslow Council’s new senior highway engineer. He has more than 30 years’ experience planning, designing and implementing high-quality walking and cycling projects including at Southampton City Council.... continue

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30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today People
Stewart heads Transport Committee

Stewart heads Transport Committee

Iain Stewart has been elected the new chair of the Transport Committee.  He takes over from Huw Merriman, who was made a... continue

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30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today People
New directors appointed at TfN

New directors appointed at TfN

Transport for the North (TfN) has appointed Katie Day strategy, policy and communications director and Paul Kelly as... continue

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30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today People

Undergraduate transport degrees to end at Loughborough University

Loughborough University is to stop running its undergraduate transport management and air transport management degrees due to falling demand when the final cohort graduates next July. They are being replaced with a new urban planning degree. Elements of the courses, including transport planning and... continue

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30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today News

Aberystwyth University opens transport research centre

Rhodri Clark

A new transport and mobility research centre has opened at Aberystwyth University in Wales. The Centre for Transport and Mobility (CeTraM) is co-directed by Professor Peter Merriman (Dept of Geography and environmental Science) and Charles Musselwhite (Psychology), leading a group of academics... continue

30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today News

Transport innovators win share of £5m prize in DfT-backed competition

Deniz Huseyin

Self-charging trains was among the innovations to win DfT funding in the First of a Kind 2022 competition. This year’s competition focused on concepts designed to transform rail travel for passengers while decarbonising the network. The competition is delivered by Innovate UK, on behalf of... continue

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30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today News
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Car club membership may be offered alongside Scottish scrappage scheme

People in low-income households in Scotland may be offered car club membership or rental of low-carbon vehicles in conjunction with a possible car scrappage scheme, transport minister Jenny Gilruth has revealed. She told MSPs that work was being finalised on the design of a pilot mobility and... continue

30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today News

Poll finds that two-thirds of people in London, New York and Paris want fewer cars

Deniz Huseyin

More than 50% of Londoners are in favour of city centres being car-free, with exemptions for car-sharing clubs, taxis and cars used by disabled people, according to a new survey.  The survey, conducted by Survation for the Car Free Megacities campaign, found 51% want car-free cities in London,... continue

30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today News
Motorists open to the idea of using their cars less, study reveals

Motorists open to the idea of using their cars less, study reveals

Councils can help save motorists as much as £6000 a year by encouraging them to use their cars less, according to new report commissioned by bus operator Stagecoach.  Financial, environmental and community benefits of reduced car use and calls for... continue

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30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today News

20mph limits deployed on roads around Bath city centre

Bath & North East Somerset council has implemented 20mph speed limits to busier roads outside of the centre of Bath that predominantly carry through traffic. In total the changes affect around six miles of highway, with approximately 140 new signs being installed, said the council. The new... continue

30 Nov 2022Local Transport Today News

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