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Local Transport Today
News extra
Rik Thomas
The nation’s road safety community would appear to be becoming increasingly uneasy about the current Government’s attitudes towards road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The battle to convince the public of the need for massive reductions in carbon dioxide emissions is being lost, according to the scientist who... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Buchan, Chair, Transport Planning Society, London
I’m sure that mine were not the only pair of eyebrows to be raised when reading your report of the latest Government National Traffic Model... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Tony Duckenfield, Steer Davies Gleave
Behavioural economics has become popularised by Thaler and Sunstein’s book Nudge and the adoption of ‘nudge’ policies by the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced the companies and councils that will benefit from the latest tranche of the Green Bus Fund and funding... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Sheffield City Council is to take an incremental approach to introducing signed-only 20mph limits, saying evidence from elsewhere does not lend... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cycling ambassadors could be appointed in universities and colleges across London in an effort to promote safer cycling by students. The idea is... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Peter Hendy, head of Transport for London, is on a barnstorming mission to make the Games, and what happens after, a transport success. TfL is doing... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Over the last 20 years speed cameras have become a familiar part of the roadside furniture in the UK. But what effect have they had on injury... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
In early February The Times launched what has become an extended campaign to make Britain’s roads safer for the nation’s cyclists. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Automobile Association has launched its first technology-based insurance product, AA Drivesafe, which uses telematics to track a driver’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The public’s willingness to change their travel behaviour in response to fears about climate change is falling, according to the Office for... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drive East Midlands, Drivers’ Protest Union, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincs
I think I have a right of reply to David Cummings letter in your last issue (ibid). I always refrain from making personal comment since it degrades a... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Traffic management adviser, Association of British Drivers, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
David Cummins claims that posted speed limits correspond with the design speeds of roads, so exceeding a speed limit is inherently unsafe (Letters... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Charlie Lloyd, Campaigns officer, London Cycling Campaign, London SE1
The ‘prosecute cyclists’ comments by Phil Flanders, Scottish director of the Road Haulage Association, are distressing. Vulnerable road... continue
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Letters to the editor
Stuart Reid, Director, sustainable transport, MVA Consultancy, Woking GU21
As the project manager of the DfT Shared Space study, I write in response to your news item about the paper by Simon Moody of PFA Consulting ... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Robertson, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16
Thank goodness for the review of Shared Space by Simon Moody and Steve Melia, reported in the last issue (“Shared space guidance... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cyclists wearing iPods or other music devices should be prosecuted for riding without due care, the Scottish director of the Road Haulage Association... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Britons are less concerned about environmental issues now than ten years ago, according to the new edition of the British Social Attitudes... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT has published estimates for the number of car trips  that can be cut by investing in workplace travel planning, school travel planning... continue
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