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Local Transport Today
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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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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus industry lobby group Greener Journeys has published details of four behaviour change projects, collectively known as the ‘Greener Journeys... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local Sustainable Transport Fund projects have tried a number of innovative ideas to change travel behaviour across England. The conference heard... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Lee Baker
Hundreds of delegates attended the DfT-supported ‘Re-booting Smarter Travel’ conference in Bristol earlier this month to share... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 14 December Guardian columnist Andrew Brown reported his experiences on a speed awareness course, which he attended after being caught by a speed... continue
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Media monitor
A BBC documentary entitled ‘The War on Britain’s Roads’ attracted a modicum of media criticism in early December. “A... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Recent research by Imperial College and UCL into levels of car use in the UK (LTT 7 Dec) formed the basis of an analysis of the concept of... continue
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Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
It is probably safe to assume that festive cheer is in short supply at the DfT this year in the wake of Sam Laidlaw’s report on the West Coast... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
A traffic commissioner has banned small bus operator Sandwell Travel from operating services from bus stands in Walsall following a public inquiry... continue
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