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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The average distance people in England and Wales commute to work grew between 2001 and 2011 but the number of workers making a regular commute fell,... continue
Categories: Car use, England, Wales
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Letters to the editor
Robert Davis, Chair, Road Danger Reduction Forum, London NW10
I am not sure that there is any possibility of meaningful, reasoned, debate with the more extreme car fanatics such as Mr Peat (Letters LTT 4 Apr),... continue
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Viewpoint
Andrew Last, Minnerva Ltd
Stephen Plowden’s letter in the last issue (“HS2 is even worse than ‘predict and provide’ road planning”) gives an... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
One of the more impressive if less admirable creations of the British tradition of governance is calculated ambiguity, delicate and almost invisible,... continue
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Viewpoint
Two hundred years ago it was hard to move much faster than walking speed. Horse-drawn carriages made slow progress on poor roads. With the coming of... continue
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Regular news
Countryside campaigners in England are urging ministers to amend the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to reduce car-based urban sprawl. The... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire
Perhaps Robert Davis’ benign title as chairman of the Road Danger Reduction Forum is a giveaway – how can roads carrying large,... continue
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Main editorial comment
A bit of advice for workplace travel planners: tread carefully with Amazon. Brad Stone’s book, The Everything Store, chronicles the short life... continue
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Viewpoint
Back in January, I finished this column by expressing my concern that, in this country, from the moment we pass our driving test, we assume driving... continue
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Regular news
Local authorities should not use travel plans as a way to penalise motorists, according to new guidance from the Department for Communities and Local... continue
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Viewpoint
David Metz
I concluded my previous article by observing that average demand for personal daily travel has stabilised at about a thousand trips a year covering... continue
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Letters to the editor
Adrian Hetherington, Ontario, Canada
Why does the Alliance of British Drivers (ABD) squeal so loudly when they have been caught out? I read Paul Biggs’ letter in LTT 24 Jan on the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philip Sulley, Yalding, Kent ME18
Once again the DfT’s forecasts of traffic growth on the strategic road network, of some 40%, appear excessive (“Rethink ‘predict... continue
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Regular news
A point-to-point electric car hire scheme will hit the streets of London next year, launched by the French Bolloré  group, which has run... continue
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Letters to the editor
Robert Davis, Chair, Road Danger Reduction Forum, London NW10
Your editorial “Road critics go unheard” (LTT 07 Mar) notes that many professional bodies and academics are questioning the renewed... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
The growth in personal daily travel in developed countries such as the UK has ground to a halt because our demand for travel has saturated, believes... continue
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Interview
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Regular news
Commuting long distances and commuting by bus or coach appears to have a negative impact on people’s well-being according to a report by the... continue
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Secondary stories
The development of automated cars could drive further road traffic growth and damage the prospects for public transport, academics said this... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Alliance of British Drivers, Tamworth, Staffs B77
The response of Malcolm Bulpitt (LTT 07 Feb) to my letter of 24 Jan leaves me wondering if he read it properly or understood it.  There’s... continue
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