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Local Transport Today
In brief
Guidelines for ensuring that the needs of motorcyclists are taken into account in transport planning have been published on the web. The Guidelines... continue
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People/consultants
Alex Welch has been appointed principal transport consultant at Cardiff-based consultancy RPS. He joins from consultant DLP where he was an associate... continue
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Regular news
The Government this week signalled significant changes to the way the Regional Funding Allocation system works for prioritising transport projects,... 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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Garrett Emmerson
Garrett Emmerson is a director of consultant Steer Davies Gleave, chair of the Local Transport Planning Network and a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport. The views expressed in this column are those of the author alone.
"?It's exactly the kind of car I yearn to buy: Stunningly good looking, hi-tech and with minimal emissions for guilt-free performance. I don't... continue
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Regular news
The South East England Regional Assembly is challenging the Government's plan to transfer regional planning and transport powers from regional... continue
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Government ministers have written to the European Commission to express concern about the plan that at least 10% of all fuel must be sourced from... continue
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Airport operator BAA has submitted planning applications to develop a second runway and second terminal building at Stansted Airport that, if... continue
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People/consultants
John Colgan has been appointed director of traffic and development planning at MVA Consultancy. He joins from consultant Faber Maunsell where he was... continue
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People/consultants
Stephen Le Flohic has joined Key Transport Consultants as a technical director in the company's Bristol office. He was previously a technical... continue
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Letters to the editor
Reg Harman
Chris Ferrary's letter struck me as breath of fresh air (Letters LTT?7 Mar). Sound basis, sound analysis and a clear statement of principles. Isn't... continue
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Letters to the editor
James Noakes
One issue Chris Ferrary (Letters LTT 7 Mar) alluded to but which has not been picked up on by the whole transport industry is the attractiveness of... continue
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Viewpoint
By Andrew Last, public transport consultant
Why does debate about demand management measures, and whether travel is 'good' or 'bad', always seems to be couched in terms that suggest that car... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is inviting tenders from consultancies to provide workplace travel planning support to its travel demand management directorate.... continue
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Regular news
Order-making powers for road and public transport schemes could be devolved to local or regional government under changes being considered by the... continue
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Regular news
Transport for London has awarded the London Borough of Richmond £5m to introduce behaviour change measures to cut car use. The three-year Smarter... continue
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Regular news
Local authorities are warning that the Government's plan to delete the maximum parking standards guidance from Planning Policy Guidance 13 will lead... continue
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John Dales
John Dales
A few weeks ago, in LTT486 to be precise, Steve Melia wrote what I considered a most thought-provoking Viewpoint. If you didn't read it when it was... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT is considering how the residential street design guide Manual for Streets could be extended in scope to cover high streets. Transport... continue
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