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Local Transport Today
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There is now little doubt that young peoples' car use has reduced, but there is still a question mark over how younger people will travel as they... continue
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In brief
The Government is pressing ahead with plans to make episodes of careless driving such as occupying the wrong lane on a... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
Transport modellers are ill-equipped to understand how changes in urban lifestyles and technology will affect peoples’ travel behaviour, a... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety, has a long record of careful evidence-based policy campaigning. Its recommendations... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Fiona McLean has been appointed senior European project officer at the London European Partnership for Transport. She is also a director of travel... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Scotland’s travel behaviour change programme has succeeded in delivering increases in active travel, according to the final evaluation report... continue
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Lead Story
Tom Van Vuren
As a modeller I am used to being challenged by technology, and I’m not just talking about getting used to Windows 8. Newer computers enabling... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Your report about TfL trying to model cycling crossed with my last about excuses for non-action on cycling (“TfL revamps traffic modelling to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Lynn Sloman, Director, Transport for Quality of Life, Machynlleth SY20; Jillian Anable, Senior Lecturer in Transport, University of Aberdeen; Sally Cairns, Senior Research Fellow, TRL and UCL, Berkshire RG40
Steve Melia raises some interesting points in his recent analysis of census data for travel to work in the Sustainable Travel Towns (Darlington,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
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Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
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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Regular news
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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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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