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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
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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
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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
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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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Regular news
Rik Thomas
Traffic control technology supplier Siemens has announced that it has integrated the latest version of the SCOOT (Split Cycle Offset Optimisation... continue
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Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton - Purley, Surrey, CR8
I read an article in your sister publication New Transit by Kristine Beuret, chair of the National Association of Taxi Users, asking “Why... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Bridges have always been used as symbols and metaphors, as well as crossing rivers. My first editorial for the journal Transport Policy, which I... continue
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Regular news
The lack of noise emitted by electric and hybrid vehicles presents a road safety risk for visually impaired pedestrians at very low speeds,... continue
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In brief
Children are being encouraged to design their ‘dream street’ in a competition being run by walking and cycling charity Sustrans. The... continue
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In brief
The London Assembly transport committee has called on the mayor to reinstate a road user hierarchy that promotes walking, cycling, public transport... continue
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Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton - Purley, Surrey, CR8
There were lots of letters about cycling in the last issue – crikey! The main theme seems to be that, despite all the downsides of motorised... continue
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In brief
The European Commission has no plans to set a minimum noise standard for electric vehicles to address concerns that their near silence increases the... continue
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Regular news
Local authorities across England were this week submitting bids for over £5m from the DfT’s £560m Local Sustainable Transport... continue
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Transport for London this week invited firms to supply pedestrian countdown technology for about 200 junctions in the capital. The pre-qualification... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat: Drivers Protest Union, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincolnshire
It is a pity that Roger Geffen of the CTC, the national cyclists’ organisation, spoils his letter by referring to that of Paul Biggs’ as... continue
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