Safety concerns raised over planned Caernarfon bypass

Patrick McDonnell

The Welsh Government’s plans for the new A487 Caernarfon bypass pose a safety risk and offer poor access for those walking and cycling, say three... continue

14 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

EV charging for Welsh border town

A Community Interest Company intends to install an electric vehicle (EV) charging point in Chepstow, to gauge the practicality of rolling out charging infrastructure to smaller towns. Monmouthshire County Council has agreed to set aside one of the free parking spaces in Welsh Street car park, which... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Wales consults on taxi licensing reforms

Wales consults on taxi licensing reforms

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the licensing system for taxi and private hire vehicles (PHVs). As LTT reported last... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Bypass design ‘flouts Active Travel Act’

Cycling and walking charities say the Welsh Government’s planned Caernarfon bypass in Gwynedd, North Wales, will make active travel less attractive and safe, despite the plans having been prepared since the Government passed the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013. The Act requires authorities to... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Nextbike wins Cardiff bike hire

Cardiff’s new bicycle hire scheme is to be operated by Nextbike UK. It will be significantly different from the city’s earlier scheme, operated by OYBike between 2009 and 2011. The City of Cardiff Council is unwilling to provide details ahead of an official announcement, but Nextbike UK... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Pedestrian streets could re-open to traffic

Cars are likely to return to two pedestrianised high streets in North Wales, continuing what appears to be an emerging trend in Britain. Flintshire County Council established pedestrian-only zones in Holywell High Street and Buckley High Street in 1992 and 2000 respectively, to provide “a... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Welsh bus firms in the dark as free buses poised for launch

Welsh bus firms in the dark as free buses poised for launch

Rhodri Clark

Welsh bus operators say they have still not been told how... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Flintshire backs new trunk road to improve access

Flintshire backs new trunk road to improve access

Flintshire County Council is supporting a proposed new trunk road to relieve existing cross-border roads in the Deeside area. The Welsh Government has earmarked £200m to tackle... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Taxpayer funds S106 road scheme

A road improvement in Caerphilly that was to be fully funded by Section 106 developer contributions has been awarded public funding after the council introduced a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). The roundabout at Pwllypant will be remodelled to handle increased traffic, some of which is... continue

9 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Conwy reviews tendered bus routes

Conwy County Borough Council in north Wales is commissioning consultants to review the area’s supported bus services, which will inform a forthcoming public consultation about the network. The contract runs to 1 March 2018.... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News

We’ll abolish Severn tolls – Tories & Labour

The Conservatives have promised to abolish tolls on the Severn Crossings if they win the General Election. In its manifesto for Wales, the party says it will press the Welsh Government to deliver much-needed road improvements, including the M4 relief road at Newport. “We will also scrap the... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News
Welsh Government criticised for ‘secretive’ rail franchise

Welsh Government criticised for ‘secretive’ rail franchise

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government is coming under fire for not... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News
­­We’ll treat taxis and PHVs as the same thing, says Skates

­­We’ll treat taxis and PHVs as the same thing, says Skates

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government is proposing to introduce common... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News

Swansea eyes traffic powers

Swansea council could follow in Cardiff’s footsteps and take over the enforcement of moving traffic offences from the police. Cardiff is the first authority outside London to penalise drivers for Moving Traffic Offences using powers available to all Welsh unitary authorities.   Cardiff... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News

The Other Parties

With so many powers now devolved to the National Assembly for Wales, Plaid Cymru’s manifesto has little to say about transport. The party does, however, criticise the Labour-controlled Welsh Government, saying it is “determined to blow Wales’s borrowing budget on an M4 relief road... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News
26 May 2017Local Transport Today Features

Sharing open data aids innovation, says report

A ‘closed’ culture where competing businesses refuse to share data will hinder the development of mobility services, warns a new white paper from the TravelSpirit Foundation. Closed technology data and systems leads to silos of knowledge and information, which will suppress innovation,... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today Features
UKIP: no to HS2 and Heathrow

UKIP: no to HS2 and Heathrow

UKIP would scrap the HS2 “vanity project” and plans for the “environmentally... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News

Former Sustrans manager leads Cardiff

Former Sustrans Cymru project manager Huw Thomas is the  leader elect of the City of Cardiff Council following last month’s local elections, which saw Labour retain control of the council. During the election campaign Thomas, 31, said the council would introduce 20mph zones across his... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today People
Developer of longer, heavier HGV awaits news of DfT review

Developer of longer, heavier HGV awaits news of DfT review

Andrew Forster

The promoter of a 60-tonne, 25.25-metre lorry is waiting... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News

Tories plan Infrastructure Police Force

A national Infrastructure Police Force to protect the strategic road network, railways and other vital infrastructure, will be created if the Conservatives win the General Election next month.  The force will bring together the British Transport Police, which polices the rail network,... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News

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