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Local Transport Today
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Liberal Democrats on the London Assembly have proposed banning the oldest diesel vehicles  from central London to improve air quality. The party... continue
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Transport for London has published plans to include larger vans and minibuses in the Low Emission Zone from 2012. From 3 January 2012 all such... continue
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The trial carried out by Sainsbury’s, the London Borough of Wandsworth and the Noise Abatement Society in 2007 showed what can be achieved by... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
The DfT-Backed Quiet Deliveries Demonstration Scheme, which was launched in January, has a very simple aim: to test whether many of the current... continue
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Consultants are assessing the merits of establishing a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in Glasgow. Among issues AECOM is considering are the possible... continue
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Councils in Cambridge are reviewing ways to reduce bus emissions after operators criticised a city council proposal for an emissions cap. Cambridge... continue
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The closure of UK airspace for several days due to a volcanic eruption in Iceland unsurprisingly attracted saturation coverage in the media but very... continue
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Worcestershire County Council is submitting an outline business case to the Department for Transport for a £46m package of improvements to... continue
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Rik Thomas
The Mayor's draft Air Quality Strategy for London, which the general public has until June 21 to comment on, focuses on six policy areas that consist... continue
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Gordon Telling, Freight Transport Association
With the advent of the DfT’s new Urban Challenge Fund comes the prospect of a rash of new Low Emission Zones across the country. But with local... continue
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The Government should establish a national standard for Low Emission Zones (LEZs) to simplify the process of setting them up, the House of Commons... continue
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Transport for London and London Councils are considering drawing up specifications to exempt some lorries from the capital’s lorry control... continue
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Noise maps for the 23 largest urban areas in England have been published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The maps cover... continue
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THE FREIGHT Transport Association hopes to persuade Reading Borough Council to abandon plans for a Low Emission Zone in the town centre. The... continue
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Viewpoint
John Siraut, Director - Economics, Colin Buchanan
While there is increasing public scepticism with regard to climate change the majority of people still believe the world is warming up and the... continue
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Goods vehicles meeting low noise criteria could be exempted from night-time and weekend delivery curfews under plans being considered by the DfT. A... continue
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The speed limit on the M1 through Luton could be reduced to 50mph during high pollution episodes under plans being studied by the Highways Agency and... continue
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The London Assembly’s environment committee has voiced “grave concerns” about the environmental conditions attached by ministers to... continue
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The National Audit Office has published a review of progress on improving air quality in England. The report will inform the House of Commons... continue
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Sheffield City Council is setting up a new Air Quality Management Area to tackle particulates just weeks after the European Commission concluded that... continue
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