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TRUNK ROADS and cycling will benefit from additional expenditure announced by the Scottish Government. Finance minister John Swinney revealed an... continue
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Transport for London is to roll-out pedestrian countdown technology to 200 traffic signal locations across the capital. The £3m programme will... continue
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A COURSE designed to cut the number of lorry accidents in urban areas, particularly those involving cyclists and pedestrians, has gained industry... continue
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An eye-catching £4.5m bus station opened by Transport for London just seven years ago could be swept away in a major redevelopment being... continue
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Transport for London is to review the operation of the King’s Cross gyratory following criticism that its plans to improve the roads for... continue
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The Scottish Government is being pressed to reinstate funds for walking and cycling after last autumn’s draft budget announced major cuts. The... continue
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Councils in Northern Ireland are being invited to bid for a share of £3m to boost walking and cycling. The capital funding to support... continue
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Letters to the editor
Stuart Reid, Director, sustainable transport, MVA Consultancy, Woking GU21
As the project manager of the DfT Shared Space study, I write in response to your news item about the paper by Simon Moody of PFA Consulting ... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chris Robertson, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16
Thank goodness for the review of Shared Space by Simon Moody and Steve Melia, reported in the last issue (“Shared space guidance... continue
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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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