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Transport for London this week defended its policy of removing 60km of pedestrian guardrailing, as a practitioner claimed it had already led to an... continue
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Progress of plans
Transport for London has announced that main construction work on converting the Elephant and Castle southern roundabout to a signal controlled... continue
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Regular news
Trials of pedestrian countdown signals at junctions in the capital could start as soon as next month, according to Transport for London. “TfL... continue
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Regular news
The new Oxford Circus pedestrian crossing has cut the number of pedestrians walking into the road when the red man is showing. Elspeth Finch,... continue
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In brief
Cyclists could be allowed to use some of York’s daytime pedestrianised streets under proposals being considered by the council. A trial is... continue
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Regular news
Trials of switching off traffic signals at junctions have generated opposition from mobility- and visually-impaired pedestrians. Keith Firth,... continue
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In brief
TRL has launched a new product for assessing both the adequacy of freight provision and pedestrian accessibility on local streets. TRL’s... continue
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John Dales
John Dales
For the past few years it’s been my privilege to be an advisor to the City of Edinburgh Council, part of the joy of the role being the need to... continue
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Regular news
A nationwide roll-out of US-style yellow school buses would represent poor value for money and risks leading to fewer children walking or cycling to... continue
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Regular news
Local Government officers have backed allowing electric personal vehicles (EPVs) – such as Segways and powered skateboards – on UK... continue
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Schemes completed
Construction of the Pont Y Werin pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Ely in Cardiff has been completed. The 134-metre-long bridge has a... continue
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Progress of plans
The London Borough of Westminster is hoping to replicate the success of the Oxford Street diagonal pedestrian crossing with an announcement this week... continue
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Letters to the editor
Rod King, Lymm, Cheshire
The recent DfT report on pedestrian road casualties misses a worrying trend that since 2004 road fatalities in the UK have become increasingly skewed... continue
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Regular news
Looming Transport spending cuts provide the perfect opportunity for councils to switch spending from major infrastructure schemes to lower cost... continue
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Letters to the editor
Rt Hon Sadiq Khan, Minister of State for Transport
It is not often I begin a letter by citing statistics but the ones that follow are striking. Around 66% of the trips people make are less than five... continue
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In brief
The number of pedestrians reported killed or seriously injured on Britain’s roads fell 68% between 1979 and 2008, from over 20,000 to 6,842,... continue
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Schemes completed
Transport for London has unveiled a new West End walking route together with other public space improvements. The walking route runs from Covent... continue
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Regular news
The Department of Health is to fund a walk to school initiative in at least 900 schemes across the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and... continue
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John Dales
John Dales
I’m writing this piece on the day that, I’m told, is the most depressing of the year. It’s something to do, I think, with the fact... continue
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Regular feature
Rik Thomas
When the Scottish Government announced funding for a series of what it termed “sustainable travel demonstration communities” back in 2008... continue
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