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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Portsmouth City Council  plans to introduce a shared space street environment in Southsea town centre, which will use similar techniques to... continue
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Viewpoint
Surely everyone in the country is now familiar with the mantra that we need to walk and cycle more and use our cars a bit less? Well, one sector of... continue
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Viewpoint
Steve Melia, University of the West of England
“Modal shift to walking and cycling, improvements to public health, enhancing social capital and the economic vitality of places”. All... continue
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John Dales
John Dales
Delighted as I was, last week, to see the work of my colleagues featured positively in a double-page spread in the London Evening Standard, one... continue
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In brief
A campaign has been set up to reduce the impact of traffic in London’s Soho district. Saving Soho says the environment of the area’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT’s new guidance on shared space street environments is based on flawed research and makes exaggerated claims about the benefits of the... continue
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Viewpoint
Tim Long - London Borough of Camden
Great Queen Street is a busy mixed-use street of shops, restaurants, offices and flats located on the edge of Covent Garden in Central London. The... continue
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Regular news
Rik Thomas
German transport modelling software supplier PTV has launched a new product, VISWALK, for the microsimulation modelling of pedestrian movements.... continue
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In brief
Green rewards company Recyclebank is teaming up with Transport for London to offer a reward scheme for people who walk and cycle in the capital. The... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
A huge revamp to traffic  signing policy has been unveiled by the DfT in its new Signing the way report. The changes will be implemented in... continue
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Secondary stories
Pedestrians and drivers rarely use eye contact to negotiate priority in shared space environments, according to the DfT’s new shared space... continue
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Letters to the editor
Doug Stewart - dougstewartonline.co.uk, Peterculter, Aberdeen, AB14
Before reverting to mis-quotation and mockery, John Adams comments “[Doug] Stewart is asking us to believe that, but for the removal of... continue
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John Dales
John Dales
My title this month references the best-known song from the 1965 musical ‘Man of La Mancha’. My favourite version is by Matt Munro,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The recession and two heavy winters may have contributed to the sharp fall in fatalities on Britain’s roads last year, according to the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Pedestrian casualties at locations where TfL has removed guardrailing have risen, but by far less than a critic of the policy expected. TfL says... continue
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Letters to the editor
Doug Stewart - Peterculter, Aberdeen, AB14
Professor John Adams joins the guardrail debate by stating that guardrails have been removed from only a small part of London’s street network.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A pilot ‘walking bus’ project in Solihull has improved childrens’ school attendance and punctuality rates, according to the... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The sheer difficulty of significantly boosting walking and cycling levels in Britain has been highlighted by new research suggesting that many people... continue
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Letters to the editor
John Adams - Emeritus professor of geography, University College London, WC1E
Philip Sulley describes the fall in fatalities since 1966 as “surprisingly rapid”. Were he to be familiar with the literature surrounding... continue
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Letters to the editor
Doug Stewart - Aberdeen AB14
Following disclosure that the pedestrian casualty rate is increasing in London, mayor Boris Johnson has asked Transport for London “to look... continue
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