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Local Transport Today
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Councillors in Brighton and Hove have approved plans to give pedestrians and cyclists more priority at a notorious junction in the city. The Seven... continue
Local Transport Today
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The London Borough of Camden is reviewing responses to a consultation on plans for  ‘continental-style’ segregated cycle lanes on a... continue
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Transport for London  plans to trial a new design of segregated cycle lane on a roundabout in Westminster. The segregated track would be built... continue
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The City of Edinburgh Council is seeking views on whether to implement lower speed limits on many main roads. The council has just launched a... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has released a software tool to help local authorities understand the impacts of changing speed limits. The software is designed to allow... continue
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In brief
The number of people killed on Northern Ireland’s roads fell to 48 in 2012, the lowest level since records began 80 years ago. The number of... continue
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Letters to the editor
Andrew Fraser, Stirling FK8
I read your recent feature ‘Road safety: time to rethink how we assess interventions?’ and the subsequent letter from Professor Richard... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A study that found in favour of allowing longer lorries on Britain’s roads has been challenged in a report commissioned by the rail freight... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
THE HIGHWAYS Agency this week said it was pressing ahead with the implementation of a new design of managed motorway despite continuing concerns... continue
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Media monitor
On 31 December The Independent suddenly became very excited at the prospect of 20mph speed limits becoming far more widespread on British roads.... continue
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John Dales
John Dales
Despite the fact that I genuinely consider ‘Carry On Up the Khyber’ to be one of the best British films ever made (yes, really),... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is consulting on  reforming the formula used to allocate integrated transport block grant to local authorities. The reforms could see a... continue
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People/people
Jeremy Leach has joined 20mph speed limit campaign group ‘20s Plenty for Us’ as its London co-ordinator.  ... continue
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Media monitor
On 14 December Guardian columnist Andrew Brown reported his experiences on a speed awareness course, which he attended after being caught by a speed... continue
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Media monitor
A BBC documentary entitled ‘The War on Britain’s Roads’ attracted a modicum of media criticism in early December. “A... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Brighton & Hove have approved the first phase of a plan to introduce 20mph speed limits across the council area. Most major roads... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The London Borough of Camden is to consult on a borough-wide 20mph limit that would cover the borough’s own main roads. The public could also... continue
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Letters to the editor
Jack Semple, Director of policy, Road Haulage Association Ltd, Weybridge, Surrey KT13
The DfT’s consultation on raising the 40mph single-carriageway speed limit for HGVs is widely welcomed in the road haulage sector... continue
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Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton, Purley, Surrey CR8
I notice the transport committee of the London Assembly is suggesting that Transport for London should spend double its existing budget on cycling... continue
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Letters to the editor
Andrew Fraser, Stirling FK8
May I suggest that you refrain from printing pictures of incorrectly parked vehicles, particularly in association with road safety matters... continue
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