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Local Transport Today
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Calderdale Council in West Yorkshire has approved plans for blanket 20mph speed limits in residential areas, with the programme part-funded by public... continue
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Transport for London may introduce a 20mph speed limit on Vauxhall Bridge Road and the bridge itself, which are parts of the capital’s inner... continue
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Councillors in Brighton & Hove this week voted to reinstate three streets into the 20mph limit plans after residents complained about the... continue
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York councillors’ frustration with media reporting of the council’s area-wide 20mph speed limits policy for residential streets has been... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local authority road safety, sustainable transport and public health teams  should work together to capitalise on mutual interests, says a new... continue
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Andrew Forster
Councillors in Solihull are being urged to drop plans to replace signal-controlled pedestrian crossings with informal courtesy crossings as part of a... continue
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In brief
The Government is being urged to establish a working group to rewrite England’s statutory parking guidance and revise the rules on the use of... continue
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Secondary stories
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints against another advert attacking Brighton & Hove City Council’s 20mph... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The introduction of safer lorry designs on UK roads moved a step closer this week after the  European Parliament voted by 606:54 to change the... continue
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Rik Thomas
“WHY IS Britain such a dangerous place for walkers?” Guardian columnist Nick Cohen asked on 6 April. “Tramping through the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Robert Davis, Chair, Road Danger Reduction Forum, London NW10
I am not sure that there is any possibility of meaningful, reasoned, debate with the more extreme car fanatics such as Mr Peat (Letters LTT 4 Apr),... continue
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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
Anyone puzzled by North East Lincolnshire Council’s view that Safer Roads Humber’s activities are not cost-competitive with more basic... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
The design of lorry cabs are set to be changed to reduce the number of blind spots and to reduce the damage caused by impacts with cyclists and... continue
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Andrew Forster
More pedestrian countdown signals, trials of pedestrian detection systems on buses, and more enforcement of 20mph speed limits are among the measures... continue
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Transport for London will install rear-facing average speed cameras on the A13 and on the proposed average speed camera trial routes (A406, A40, A2... continue
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The London Borough of Barnet has rejected the idea of introducing a borough-wide 20mph speed limit.  A report by a task and finish group of... continue
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Transport scotland is consulting on whether to relax the criteria for where speed cameras are installed.  The consultation asks if the remit of... continue
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Letters to the editor
Robert Davis, Chair, Road Danger Reduction Forum London NW10
Oliver Carsten’s demolition of “our” “road safety performance” (Letters LTT 21 Apr) is a welcome first step by a senior... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire
Perhaps Robert Davis’ benign title as chairman of the Road Danger Reduction Forum is a giveaway – how can roads carrying large,... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Alliance of British Drivers, Tamworth, Staffs B77
Adrian Hetherington (Letters LTT 21 Mar) provides yet another incoherent criticism of me and the Alliance of British Divers (ABD). LTT isn’t... continue
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