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Local Transport Today
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Efforts to encourage active travel in Scotland are being complicated by the huge number of organisations involved and the failure to give councils... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rachel Aldred, University of Westminster
I’m currently working on the ‘Near Miss Project’, which looks at how everyday non-injury incidents affect cyclists. The level of... continue
Local Transport Today
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Deniz Huseyin
The winners of the inaugural Smarter Travel Awards were announced at ICC Birmingham on 5 February. With nearly 90 awards entries submitted, there was... continue
Local Transport Today
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Deniz Huseyin
Not surprisingly, the dominant topics of conversation at this year’s Smarter Travel were how the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) had... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Transport history is a separate little sub-discipline of history, overlapping into politics, economics and geography, focusing on topics such as... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Grants of around £10,000 each are being offered for projects that encourage ‘sustainable transport’ on the Isle of Wight. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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Pedestrian charity Living Streets is pressing political parties to commit to introducing an Active Travel Bill for England if they win the General... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT is seeking feedback on a spreadsheet tool for calculating the cost benefit ratio of active travel interventions. Users specify the... continue
Local Transport Today
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David Metz
For the measures supported by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) to have lasting impact, they need to be set in a strategic context. Smarter... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Smarter Travel Awards has attracted more than 90 entries from a broad range of leading practitioners in the field of sustainable transport. These... continue
Local Transport Today
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Centro is preparing a new justification for an £8.8m active travel  programme in the Black Country after the original claim it would... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Naveed Ahmed (pictured) the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham’s parking projects and policy manager, is leaving to join the strategy... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport planners want more investment in walking, cycling and local rail but the vast majority oppose expansion of the trunk road network,... continue
Local Transport Today
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Richard Armitage
There are some great things happening in the world of sustainable travel and shared mobility. Sure, there are some dismal ones too, which is all the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Ian Davey
As a densely-populated city between the sea and the South Downs National Park, Brighton & Hove has always faced transport challenges. Every year... continue
Local Transport Today
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Jason Torrance
  Sustainable local travel in England faces a challenge. Policy makers make positive noises about the value of walking and cycling for local... continue
Local Transport Today
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The City of Edinburgh Council wants Transport Scotland to make 20mph the default speed limit for urban roads.  Edinburgh has told Transport... continue
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Viewpoint
Jo Baker, Mott MacDonald
As a veteran of the last three major waves of multi-modal studies I cannot argue with the DfT view that they have not delivered the desired outcome,... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
The sharing economy is seeing more and more ordinary people take to online platforms to share their assets. I’m privileged to serve as chief... continue
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Lee Baker
The Lib Dem conference has backed a new policy for a zero carbon Britain by 2050, including banning all cars that are not ultra-low carbon from UK... continue
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