Our cycle path signage is all wrong, Cardiff Council admits

Our cycle path signage is all wrong, Cardiff Council admits

Rhodri Clark

The City of Cardiff Council is to remove recently installed  signage on a shared pedestrian/cycle path that sees the cycle route end at every bus stop.  The authority... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Swansea reveals new vision for heavily trafficked street

Swansea reveals new vision for heavily trafficked street

Rhodri Clark

The City and County of Swansea Council plans to remodel... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property 2017 8 June: 15 Hatfields, London Parking & Property is the only annual event dedicated to off-street parking. Over the past 6 years the conference has provided a forum for debate and sharing best practice among public and... continue

15 Feb 2017Parking Review Features

Funding for Cardiff’s Metro explained

More details have emerged of the funding and governance arrangements for the £1.2bn funding package that will deliver transport improvements in the Cardiff City Region area.  The Cardiff Capital Region City Deal includes a £1.229bn investment package to be delivered between now and... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Drakeford champions regional transport

Drakeford champions regional transport

The welsh Government this week called for Welsh transport planning to be regionally based and aligned geographically with economic development... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Welsh concessions budget cut

Changes to the Welsh Government’s concessionary travel scheme look inevitable because of a £12m budget reduction planned for 2018/19. Bus operator association CPT Cymru understands that the Welsh concessionary travel budget will be maintained at the existing £67m next year but the... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

In Passing

Rail enthusiasts of a certain age would have felt waves of nostalgia had they watched a Senedd debate in Cardiff last week, when UKIP AM David J Rowlands raised the subject of “Pontypool Road station”. In South Wales’ industrial heyday, Pontypool Road was the home depot of masses... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Comment
HGV drivers should use commercial vehicle satnavs, says LGA

HGV drivers should use commercial vehicle satnavs, says LGA

All lorry drivers who use satellite navigation systems should be compelled to use commercial models, says the Government Association (LGA). The association also wants central government to enable English councils to take enforcement... continue

31 Jan 2017Parking Review News
Active travel: a New Year’s resolution everyone can stick to

Active travel: a New Year’s resolution everyone can stick to

Dr Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive, Transport for Greater Manchester

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30 Jan 2017Local Transport Today Features
30 Jan 2017Local Transport Today Features

BBC investigates Welsh parking penalty revenues

Local authorities in Wales have issued penalty charge notices (PCNs) worth almost £21m over the last three years, claims a survey by the BBC. Welsh councils issued over 600,000 tickets to motorists between 2013 and 2016, according to BBC Wales News. Figures obtained using a Freedom of... continue

28 Jan 2017Parking Review News
Cardiff rolls out parking sensors across city

Cardiff rolls out parking sensors across city

Patrick McDonnell

Smart parking technology is to be rolled out across Cardiff city centre. A combination of bay sensors and ANPR will monitor parking... continue

28 Jan 2017Parking Review Products & Services

Sentencing Council brings in higher speeding fines

Mark Moran

Speeding fines for the most serious cases in England and Wales will rise by up to 50% following a review of sentencing guidelines for magistrates courts. A driver caught doing 41mph in a 20mph zone, or 101mph on a motorway, will face fines of up to 150% of their weekly income.  The current... continue

24 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News
Police catch 8,000 drivers using mobile phones at wheel in one week

Police catch 8,000 drivers using mobile phones at wheel in one week

Mark Moran

Almost 8,000 drivers were caught using a mobile phone behind the... continue

23 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News

Flybe takes on GWR from Cardiff

The Cardiff to London air service introduced during a period of rail disruption last year, has become permanent. Budget airline Flybe began to operate between Cardiff airport, in the Vale of Glamorgan, and London City airport in September, when a six-week closure of the Severn tunnel for... continue

20 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News

Wrexham adopts cashless parking machines after vandalism

Patrick McDonnell

Vandalised pay & display machines in Wrexham are expected to have cost the North Wales council around £164,000 in lost parking revenue over the last financial year. The parking machines were attacked over a 12-month period, with different terminals being damaged at different... continue

16 Jan 2017Parking Review News

Roadside trees ‘pose safety risk’

Trees planted along new  roads a few decades ago may now be posing safety risks to road users. Caerphilly County Borough Council has felled trees alongside the A467 Risca bypass, following a number of incidents in recent years involving fallen trees on the carriageway.  Trees along the... continue

6 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News

Funding for Welsh bypass

The Welsh Government has announced £50m for the A483 Llandeilo bypass in Carmarthenshire. Construction could commence by the end of 2019 with the road opening in 2021. Economy secretary Ken Skates has also announced a new £15m local transport network fund. ... continue

6 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News

Joint committees to plan Welsh transport

A picture of regional joint committees overseeing transport is emerging in Wales, following the Welsh Government’s decision not to pursue mergers of the 22 unitary authorities.   A White Paper on local government is expected to be published early this year. Daniel Hurford, head of policy... continue

6 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News

New school designs ‘failing to consider active travel needs’

Rhodri Clark

New schools are still being built with inadequate provision for home-to-school journeys on foot or by bicycle, according to Sustrans Cymru. The charity plans to write to Wales’ education secretary, Kirsty Williams, asking her to ensure that funding for new schools is aligned with the Active... continue

6 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News

Cash for councils hit by GHA’s demise

The Welsh Government has awarded £300,000 to Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham councils in north-east Wales to help them provide local bus services following the liquidation of GHA Coaches (LTT 16 Dec 16). “I’ve made it clear to councils that it has been provided on the basis... continue

6 Jan 2017Local Transport Today News

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