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Journey apps can help the visually impaired

Aira, along with tech leaders Moovit and Azure Maps, have joined forces to make public transit in and around urban areas more inclusive for blind and low vision riders and others by bringing together the technological expertise of each company to remove barriers that people with vision loss face in... continue

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A stock take on planning for the Garden Communities programme reveals some 'uncertainty'

A stock take on planning for the Garden Communities programme reveals some 'uncertainty'

Large-scale new developments have a role in helping to meet housing needs, and have at times received formal Government support. The latest iteration – Garden Communities – was launched in 2014, and the programme now includes 49 projects extending across all regions of England. Consultancy Lichfields has reviewed all 49 Garden... continue

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Less affluent families tend to be less active

Less affluent families tend to be less active

Children from less affluent families are less likely to participate in physical activity than their wealthier peers, suggests new figures from Sport England. The data, from the... continue

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Tories pledge £4.2bn for public transport

The Conservatives this week pledged a £4.2bn Local Public Transport Fund for buses, trains and light rail if they win the General Election next week.   The party said the cash would become available from 2022, and would be funded by the party’s decision not to cut corporation... continue

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Tories pledge big road & rail spend and further devolution

The Conservatives are the only major political party to pledge a big road building programme if they win the General Election.   The party’s manifesto also makes a promise to build the first part of the Northern Powerhouse Rail project but is non-committal on HS2 (see story below). It is... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Non-committal on HS2, committed to NPR phase 1

The Conservatives are non-committal about building HS2 but do pledge to build a new railway between Leeds and Manchester.  The party will study the recommendations of the Oakervee review into HS2 before making a decision. “HS2 is a great ambition, but will now cost at least £81bn... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Researchers estimate health impacts of pollution exposure

Andrew Forster

Estimates of health risks associated with exposure to air pollution are presented in a new report by academics at King’s College London.   The report presents statements about the impact of pollutants on individual health outcomes in nine English cities: London, Birmingham, Bristol,... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Pollution sensors ‘could mislead’

The use of low-cost air quality sensors by community groups and others could give a misleading picture of an area’s air quality, Hull City Council has warned.  Dave White, Hull’s air quality officer, told elected members that the  council’s environmental regulation team... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
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Viewpoint: LCWIPs starting to set active travel agendas

Viewpoint: LCWIPs starting to set active travel agendas

Recent weeks have been a busy time for many authorities completing their local cycling and walking infrastructure plans (LCWIPs). Representing a key means of delivering the Government’s Cycling and Walking... continue

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Segregated cycleways for Leeds

Segregated cycleways for Leeds

Councillors in Leeds have approved plans for three new segregated cycleways in the city. Lanes will be installed on the... continue

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Toton’s first phase of connections outlined

More details have emerged of how the proposed Toton HS2/conventional rail station between Derby and Nottingham could be connected to the wider East Midlands. Andrew Pritchard, director of policy and infrastructure at East Midlands Councils, presented the current thinking to last month’s... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

RSSB studies rail CO2 and alternative fuels

The Rail Safety and Standard Board (RSSB) is undertaking a programme of research into rail emissions and alternatives to diesel.  One project will develop a method for reporting rail sector carbon dioxide emissions. This could inform target setting.  The project will establish a... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

TRL launches road risk tool

The Transport Research Laboratory has developed a new risk tool to calculate the route-by-route collision risk for road journeys, which can be adjusted according to the presence of different in-car technologies. The route risk tool allows routes across the UK to be mapped for their collision r... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
First advances plan to sell-off UK bus business

First advances plan to sell-off UK bus business

FirstGroup’s preference to sell its UK and Ireland bus business as one entity or as three of four geographic businesses does not necessarily spell  the end of local authority... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

John Dales

John Dales

Give me back my footway

If I appear to be writing articles about the poor quality of the urban walking environment more often than previously,...

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Mobile phone trip matrices are not all born the same

Mobile phone trip matrices are not all born the same

Luis Willumsen

The use of trip matrices based on mobile phone... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today Supplements

Media supports simpler ticketing but sceptical about significant fare cut

Rik Thomas

On 3rd December The Times’ lead business commentator, Alistair Osborne, approved of at least some of Labour’s manifesto commitments relating to the railways. “True, it’s a blatant electoral bribe,” he said, referring to Labour plans to reduce rail fares by up to a... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor

In Passing

Stagecoach’s strident opposition to bus franchising is well known, so it was something of a shock when this press release dropped in our inbox: “Stagecoach welcomes talent – old and new! – into growing franchise network.” A sudden change of heart, perhaps? No exactly.... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today Comment

No moral case for the UK to lead on CO2 reduction

John Helm, Chatham, ME4

I have been taken to task by Andrew Adam (Letters LTT 22 Nov) for the methodology used in a previous letter on climate change. But he has missed the point. The fact is the UK accounts for a statistically insignificant one per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions. We are a small fish in a large... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today Comment

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