Portsmouth scales back clean air charging zone

A clean air zone (CAZ) in Portsmouth where owners of high-polluting vehicles would be charged to drive will be smaller than originally planned. The proposed CAZ was set to cover all the Portsea Island area, but Portsmouth City Council has scaled back the zone to just the western side, excluding the council-owned Portsmouth International Port. Buses and lorries not meeting emission standards would be charged £50 per day, while taxis would cost £10 per day. Cllr Dave Ashmore, cabinet member for environmental and climate change, said: “Reducing the size of it makes more sense and tackles the area where air quality is worse.” Under the plans, owners of older vehicles registered before 2006 or diesel vehicles registered before 2015 would be charged to drive into the... continue

23 Oct 2019Parking Review News
What does a cyclist look like?

What does a cyclist look like?

After officially launching its ‘This Is What A Cyclist Looks Like’ campaign at Landor LINKS’ Cycle... continue

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19 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Percentage of adults walking and cycling for travel at least three days per week is down, shows new data

Percentage of adults walking and cycling for travel at least three days per week is down, shows new data

The Physical Activity tool is part of a series of products produced by Public Health England providing local data alongside national comparisons to support local health improvement.  The physical activity data tool presents data on physical activities including walking and cycling at local level for England. The latest release includes an update on the percentage of adults walking and cycling for... continue

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14 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Meet the station master

Meet the station master

Mark Moran

High Speed 1 (HS1) is the railway that runs between central London... continue

12 Nov 2019Parking Review Features
Could new car parks burn too quickly?

Could new car parks burn too quickly?

Car parks are being built that do not provide even the minimum of 15 minutes fire resistance, according to a report published by Confidential... continue

12 Nov 2019Parking Review Features
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EEH launches young professionals competition

England’s Economic Heartland has launched Vision 2050, a competition for students, graduates, apprentices, young professionals and people new to the transport sector.  Entries (no longer than 500 words) should explain how the transport system should change to realise the EEH’s... continue

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12 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Plans for car-free Portsmouth development called 'such an interesting idea' by developers

Plans for car-free Portsmouth development called 'such an interesting idea' by developers

Development plans for Tipner West in Portsmouth have progressed ‘further than ever before’, and Portsmouth City Council hosted an event in September to engage industry experts and inform them of the ‘tremendous development opportunities and plans for the site, with a first spade in the ground scheduled for summer 2023’. The high... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Are SUVs more dangerous to pedestrians than other cars?

Are SUVs more dangerous to pedestrians than other cars?

Earlier this year it was reported in the US that the 'nation’s SUV boom is becoming increasingly deadly' after it was revealed that pedestrian deaths hit a 28-year high in 2018. UK journalist Carlton Reid took up... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Liverpool City Region's cycling & walking commissioner: 600km network planned

Liverpool City Region's cycling & walking commissioner: 600km network planned

Cyclist and actor Simon O'Brien has extended his role as Liverpool’s cycling and walking commissioner to cover the entire Liverpool City Region, working across all six boroughs to help make the Metro Mayor’s vision for a revolution in active travel a reality. Simon will be speaking at Cycling... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
New funding for parks and green spaces

New funding for parks and green spaces

Community groups can now bid for new parks or reimagined spaces that will be used for everything from children’s play areas to vegetable patches... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Rural zones: car-free, or test-beds for driverless vehicle technology?

Rural zones: car-free, or test-beds for driverless vehicle technology?

The Lake District national park authority has confirmed it will explore car-free zones as part of its traffic management plans in the national park in tandem with the National Trust. Thomas Burditt, National Trust general manager for the North Lakes, told the Times: 'We... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

BP invests in MaaS

BP Ventures has made a €10m investment in Finnish mobility as a service pioneer, MaaS Global.  Roy Williamson, BP’s vice president for advanced mobility said: “The MaaS Global team is at the forefront of a tech-enabled mobility evolution – from having to own a vehicle to... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Berkeley ends HS2 role

Opponents of HS2 fear the project will be given a green light by the Government’s review panel into the project.  The concerns were voiced after Lord Berkeley, a critic of the project who was appointed the review’s deputy chair, announced that his input to the review was now... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Build it (right) and they will come

Build it (right) and they will come

Richard Dilks, Mobility Matters

One of my lightbulb moments coming into this great job has been that shared mobility is seen by most... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Comment
Williams cautions on devolution

Williams cautions on devolution

The forthcoming rail White Paper will support further devolution of rail responsibilities but the principle of a national... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Election may disrupt schedule

Appearing before the transport committee just before Boris Johnson announced a General Election on 12 December, Keith Williams said the rail White Paper would be completed before the end of the year. “Assuming that the Government are there to take the White Paper, the White Paper will be... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Portsmouth’s CAZ ‘will damage IoW economy’

Portsmouth’s CAZ ‘will damage IoW economy’

The Isle of Wight Council is calling on Portsmouth City Council to rethink its plan for a charging clean air zone, saying the proposal could have a damaging impact on... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Filters to clean air at roadside

A roadside air filter system is being promoted as a way of cutting roadside air pollution. Pollution Solution’s air suction pods, which look similar to cats eyes in the road, are designed for locations where vehicles sit idle, such as junctions, crossroads and traffic lights.  A small... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Driverless bus trial for Peak District?

The Government is being urged to consider making the Peak District a setting for a driverless bus trial. The idea is being championed by local group Peak Power and has the backing of Guy Kiddey, the Liberal Democrats’ candidate for the High Peak parliamentary constituency. He told LTT this... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Urgent rail decarbonisation proposed

“Decarbonising Britain’s railways demands urgent action,” two academics from Manchester Metropolitan University, Marcus Mayers and David Bamford, suggested in The Conversation, an online forum, on 1 November. “The race is on to reach net-zero carbon emissions within the next... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Is zero carbon flying possible?

Is zero carbon flying possible?

Entrepreneur Richard Branson used an interview published in The Guardian on 26 October to claim that: “Aviation can... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor

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