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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The Government's eco-towns were facing an embarrassing setback this week with news that an alliance of environmental groups is to write to ministers... continue
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Media monitor
On 15 April housing minister Caroline Flint used a 'response' column in The Guardian to defend the Government's plans for eco-towns. Responding... continue
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Regular news
The 12 people who will serve on the eco-towns challenge panel are: John Walker (chair), former chief executive of the British Urban Regeneration... continue
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People may not want to buy houses in eco-towns if too many restrictions are placed on car access, a transport consultant has warned. Peter Marshall,... continue
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Secondary stories
1. St Austell Promoter: Imerys Minerals. 5,000 homes on former china clay sites in Cornwall close to the Eden Project. The impact on the A30 and A391... continue
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Regular news
The Government's shortlisting of the 15 eco-town plans has come in for criticism with local authorities and commentators warning that the proposals... continue
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Media monitor
When the Government's shortlist of 15 sites for the establishment of 'eco-towns' was officially announced on 3 April the media moved on from its... continue
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Regular feature
Rik Thomas
The 'dream' of direct rail services between the university towns of Oxford and Cambridge may still be some way away but trains could be running on... continue
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Regular news
A scoring system for setting minimum levels of accessibility to new developments by different modes of transport has been published by Liverpool City... continue
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Targets to limit the number of car trips made by residents are one of the tools for residential travel planning suggested in a new guidance document... continue
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Regular news
Car-free housing environments and streets designed for pedestrians and cyclists rather than motorised traffic should be among the key design... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 24 March The Daily Mirror announced that: "Speed limits are to be cut to 15mph to make Britain's cars slower than bicycles." "The... continue
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Regular news
The DfT has issued bidding guidance for the second round of the Community Infrastructure Fund that will fund new transport infrastructure to... continue
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Norfolk County Council is to consult on plans for a new development charge to fund transport infrastructure. Norfolk says the Standard Transport... continue
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The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has challenged the Mayor of London to give boroughs more freedom in how they spend capital transport... continue
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People/people
Marshall Poulton is set to be appointed head of transport at the City of Edinburgh Council. He is currently head of technology and major projects at... continue
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Regular news
The South West and South East of England are close to putting in place a new funding regime designed to speed up the delivery of transport and other... continue
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The Government has fleshed out plans for a new funding stream that will help deliver transport infrastructure to support new housing and commercial... continue
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John Dales
John Dales is on the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment's enabling panel and is also the independent design advisor on streets to the city of Edinburgh Council. He is director of transport and movement at urban design consultant Urban I
Last month I promised (indeed warned or threatened, depending on your point of view) that some further thoughts of mine concerning parking issues... continue
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Regular news
Patterns of new housing development in Scotland should aim to reduce the demand for travel and reliance on the private car, according to the Scottish... continue
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