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Local Transport Today
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West Berkshire Council is to allocate £522,000 from its balances to repair flood-damaged roads because the extra DfT grant it has received is... continue
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Powys County Council plans to use traffic regulation orders (TROs) to permanently suspend rights for motor vehicles to use two Byways open to all... continue
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A borough-wide 20mph speed limit will be implemented in Lewisham if Steve Bullock is returned as the borough’s directly elected mayor in this... continue
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Hampshire County Council is planning to add three villages to its 20mph limit pilot programme, which already includes nine residential areas.... continue
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East Lothian Council is to pilot signed-only 20mph speed limits in parts of three towns: Tranent, Cockenzie and North Berwick.&n... continue
Local Transport Today
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An administrative muddle led to thousands of drivers receiving penalty charge notices (PCNs) for disobeying a traffic restriction in York city... continue
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The DfT is to permit a new design of road crossing, similar to a zebra, that will allow cyclists to cross without having to dismount from their... continue
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The DfT is to ban the installation of new Pelican pedestrian crossings – but the decision does not spell the end for crossings with the... continue
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Stricter rules for the use of brown tourist signs are to be introduced in England.  Visit Scotland and the Welsh Tourist Board already have to... continue
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Councils will no longer need a traffic order (TOs) to amend or introduce new yellow line restrictions, under proposed reforms.  “Removing... continue
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Drivers could be banned from overtaking cyclists on some streets under DfT proposals to create a new concept of ‘Cycle... continue
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Local authorities will not have to light any signs in 20mph speed limit/zone areas under proposed rule changes announced by the DfT.   The... continue
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Major reforms to Britain’s road traffic sign rules have been unveiled by the Government.  The changes introduce a host of new signs,... continue
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Shared use pavements alongside roads are not an acceptable way of providing space for cyclists and pedestrians, even if markings segregate the two... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
On 25 March last year the Government announced, with a considerable fanfare, that it was to publish a green paper on improving the safety of and... continue
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Letters to the editor
Robert Davis, Chair, Road Danger Reduction Forum, London NW10
The Oxford English Dictionary definition of “fanatic” refers to “excessive and mistaken enthusiasm”. I believe it is accurate... continue
Local Transport Today
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Consultants have missed out on some easy money after the DfT decided to use in-house expertise to estimate the number of road signs in England. The... continue
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None of the local authorities in the SE7 collaboration are currently considering a joint road maintenance contract, a spokesman for the authorities... continue
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Northamptonshire County Council is exploring developing a strategic alliance with its highway services contractors, Kier and WSP, whereby the parties... continue
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Deniz Huseyin
More than 500 delegates attended Cycle City expo in Leeds on 1-2 May, confirming its position as the UK’s largest cycling planning and policy... continue
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