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Local Transport Today
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Cycle routes that come to an abrupt end with ‘Dismount’ and ‘END’ signs must be rendered obsolete as soon as possible, argues... continue
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Lee Baker
The Chancellor George Osborne today approved a £270m guarantee for the Mersey Gateway Bridge and will give new tax and borrowing powers to the... continue
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All 15 local highway authorities in South West England have joined the South West Highway Alliance, a voluntary partnership to drive efficiencies in... continue
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DfT officials were due to meet with Bedford Borough Council officers this week to discuss the council’s plan to install plastic lane dividers... continue
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The London Borough of Camden is to sign up to the London Highways Alliance Contract (LoHAC) procured by Transport for London. The borough lies within... continue
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The London Borough of Merton is to conduct further analysis into the effects of 20mph zones and signed-only limits after research commissioned by the... continue
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Plans to hold a Formula One event through the streets of central London have been criticised by the London Assembly Green party. “I hope the... continue
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Liverpool’s mayor Joe Anderson is considering implementing Red Routes, on which stopping is prohibited, on key roads into the city. Liverpool... continue
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Liverpool City Council is to dramatically increase spending on capital road maintenance, with an extra £80m proposed over the next eight years... continue
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The City of London plans to have its area-wide 20mph speed limit operational by July.  Director of the built environment Philip Everett said... continue
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Motorists association the Alliance of British Drivers has seized on a newspaper report that accidents have gone down on Danish single carriageway... continue
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The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld 11 grounds for complaint against an advert opposing Brighton & Hove City Council’s... continue
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Cambridgeshire County Council is consulting on installing segregated cycle lanes and bus stop bypass cycle lanes on two roads in Cambridge.  The... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Alliance of British Drivers, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
Francis King’s letter on the use of the 85th percentile in setting speed limits (LTT 21 Feb) misses the point about the purpose of speed... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
I recently drove on a congested motorway operating with a variable speed limit. The system was a nightmare – nothing but a distraction from the... continue
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Many thanks to Malcolm Bulpitt for sending in these pictures from Maidstone in Kent. “Our borough council has recently spent millions on a... continue
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Politicians like to tell people what they want to hear and will say different things to different audiences, believes Carlton Reid, who will be... continue
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Denmark is often cited as the home of good design and planning for cycling, but even there, serious mistakes have been made, according to Danish... continue
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John Dales
John Dales
There are two, maybe three, reasons why I’m writing about a street called Exmouth Market this month. The first is that, since we moved just... continue
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