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Local Transport Today
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Ministers have ruled out changing English civil law to make drivers liable for crashes with a cyclists, unless the driver can show the cyclist was at... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London is refining its traffic modelling to improve the representation of cycling and pedestrian behaviour. “Until recently,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Peter Stonham
Sir Colin Buchanan’s grandson, Paul Buchanan, this week paid tribute to his grandfather’s work in defining critical issues of transport... continue
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Viewpoint
Steve Melia is a senior lecturer in planning and transport at the University of the West of England
Amongst the surprises contained in the 2011 Census statistics on travel to work are some encouraging and some challenging findings for supporters of... continue
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In brief
Traffic levels on the redesigned Exhibition Road in West London are much lower than forecast but many motorists are ignoring the 20mph speed limit... continue
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The organisers of a survey on satisfaction with road condition and other transport services have defended its usefulness following suggestions that... continue
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News extra
After several years of plateauing, the number of fatalities on Britain’s roads fell markedly between 2007 and 2010. Last month’s PACTS... continue
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In brief
The perception that cyclists act irresponsibly is often exaggerated, according to London’s mayor and Transport for London. Boris... continue
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Letters to the editor
Eric Bridgstock, St Albans, Herts AL4
I have followed the recent debate about average speed cameras (ASC), stemming from claims for casualty reduction in a Vysionics SPECS advertisement,... continue
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Letters to the editor
Ian Belchamber, Poole, Dorset BH16
Speed is a measure of distance over time. As we are required to regularly change position we have to have speed. We can of course reduce it, and if... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Driver Union, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincolnshire
I feel I must respond to Geoff Collins of Vysionics in his letter in support of average speed cameras (ibid). I would immediately observe that Geoff... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
The headline ‘Slower economy puts the brakes on road deaths’ is certainly eye-catching, and full of issues that may not be immediately... continue
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Bus industry lobby group Greener Journeys has published details of four behaviour change projects, collectively known as the ‘Greener Journeys... continue
Local Transport Today
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Driving to work decreased over the decade to 2011 and public transport use increased, according to the Office of National Statistics. The ONS today... continue
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John Dales
John Dales
As you may or may not know, the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group is currently conducting an inquiry that is examining the barriers that are... continue
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Letters to the editor
Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys, London WC2B
Thank you for the excellent coverage you gave in last week’s issue (ibid) to the letter to the Secretary of State signed by 32 professors. The... continue
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Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton, Purley, Surrey CR8
I see the logic of Mark Treasure’s response in LTT about bus stop bypasses (Letters LTT 25 Jan). Sadly, traffic, transport and the public do... continue
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Regular news
Local Sustainable Transport Fund projects have tried a number of innovative ideas to change travel behaviour across England. The conference heard... continue
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Analysis
Lee Baker
Hundreds of delegates attended the DfT-supported ‘Re-booting Smarter Travel’ conference in Bristol earlier this month to share... continue
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