Scotland is in the EV driving seat, says eVolt boss

Scotland is in the EV driving seat, says eVolt boss

The expansion of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in Scotland has been driven by forward-looking local authorities and the Scottish... continue

1 Aug 2019Parking Review News
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Scots explore the practicality of Blue Badge LEZ exemption

Scots explore the practicality of Blue Badge LEZ exemption

Andrew Forster

The Scottish Government is exploring the practicality of... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Scots draft NTS light on new proposals

Transport Scotland has published a new draft national transport strategy for consultation.  The document contains few policy proposals.  It speaks of embedding the “sustainable travel hierarchy” in decision-making, promoting walking, “wheeling” (travel by... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Fife rail re-opening advances

Scottish transport secretary Michael Matheson has authorised the next stage of development work into re-opening a five-mile railway to Leven in Fife. The Levenmouth sustainable transport study has recommended re-opening the line with stations at Leven and Cameron Bridge, together with better bus... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News
Welsh Government’s municipal and franchise costs ‘unreliable’

Welsh Government’s municipal and franchise costs ‘unreliable’

Rhodri Clark

the bus industry has criticised Welsh Government financial... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News
Competitive bus environment puts city’s hydrogen trailblazer at risk

Competitive bus environment puts city’s hydrogen trailblazer at risk

Andrew Forster

the deregulated bus environment appears to have complicated... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

No end in sight for Edinburgh tram inquiry

The findings of a judge-led inquiry into why Edinburgh’s first tram line was delivered years late, massively over budget, and with a truncated route, may still be months away from publication. The City of Edinburgh Council’s first tram line was supposed to connect Edinburgh Airport in... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News
The end of innocence: helping shared mobility find its rightful place

The end of innocence: helping shared mobility find its rightful place

Richard Dilks, Mobility Matters

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16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Comment

In Passing

  The merits, or otherwise, or renationalising the operation of the rail network in the UK is a common topic of conversation in the media. But, as a recent article in The Independent pointed out, it is something of a moot point – as most of the railways are already run by the state, just... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Newspaper’s clean air campaign is fuelling hysteria

Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-Watch, Northampton, NN2

The Times has been running a vast campaign demanding a right to “clean air”, whatever that is. The campaign is lazy, misplaced scaremongering, which will inspire polices that damage the nation as a whole. The campaign is focused largely on road traffic and particularly the diesel. The... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Is technology in transport already out of control?

Mike Crowhurst, Leeds, LS25

Several recent (unconnected) developments have prompted some reflections (as a long-retired practitioner) among which a common theme is emerging around the relationship between technology and humanity in general and in transport in particular. I had better start by declaring more a bias than an... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Comment

E-scooters rule, ok?

Summertime and the opportunity to catch up on some reading. In our case, that hasn’t gone far beyond a fascinating feature from The Times at the end of July about e-scooters (‘E-scooters: Voi, Bird and the battle to lead the market’). These souped-up versions of children’s... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Comment
Bike and scooter hire schemes lauded as the way forward for European cities

Bike and scooter hire schemes lauded as the way forward for European cities

Rik Thomas

On 8th August Bikebiz, a magazine aimed at the cycling retail industry,... continue

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Let's be positive about careers in parking, says new BPA president John McArdle

Let's be positive about careers in parking, says new BPA president John McArdle

John McArdle was inaugurated as president of the British Parking Association (BPA) at a reception that took place at the House of Commons Terrace overlooking the River Thames on 16 July. After taking over from outgoing BPA president Zulfi Ali, McArdle outlined his intention to encourage and improve diversity and... continue

10 Aug 2019Parking Review Features
BPA publishes Traffic Regulation Orders guide

BPA publishes Traffic Regulation Orders guide

Self-driving cars, parking apps and ride-share services are poised to dramatically change how people use the road and transport network for work, shopping and leisure. Autonomous... continue

10 Aug 2019Parking Review Features
A prescription for better hospital parking

A prescription for better hospital parking

Simon Jarvis

Hospital parking is an incredibly sensitive issue, and one that receives considerable negative press, particularly when... continue

10 Aug 2019Parking Review Opinion
Hospital parking: A transport consultant’s diagnosis

Hospital parking: A transport consultant’s diagnosis

Ian Bewick

The topic of parking at hospitals is never far from... continue

10 Aug 2019Parking Review Opinion
Drivers like in-car parking technology, Aviva survey finds

Drivers like in-car parking technology, Aviva survey finds

Making parking easier is the main reason that most drivers use vehicle technology, reveals a survey conducted by insurance company Aviva. The Car Drivers survey also gauged people’s opinions on the use of dash-cams, mobile... continue

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