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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The West Midlands conurbation authorities say the DfT has approved the region’s plans for two studies in the Delivering a sustainable transport... continue
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Letters to the editor
Derek Halden, DHC, Edinburgh
Reading the contributions on ‘Smarter Choices’ in the last issue (‘Smarter Choices – what’s the evidence?’ &... continue
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Viewpoint
Jillian Anable, Sally Cairns, Phil Goodwin, Alistair Kirkbride, Carey Newson, Alison Pridmore, Lynn Sloman
‘Smarter choices’ is a broad collection of different initiatives aimed at enabling people to choose improved standards of accessibility... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
A long time ago I cited some research results in a public lecture, about a policy controversy of the time, which contradicted a long-standing DfT... continue
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Secondary stories
A proposed DfT campaign to encourage people to share car journeys was scrapped earlier this year just before it was to be launched. LTT understands... continue
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Regular news
Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority is spearheading a £29m bid to become the country’s first ‘sustainable travel... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Dereham, Norfolk
The 14 per cent fall in road deaths in 2008 is welcome news, but the Government must not be allowed to take the credit for it (‘Road deaths... continue
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Letters to the editor
Peter Headicar, Department of planning, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
If the DfT believes that ‘smarter choice’ measures are only likely to contribute to CO2 cuts by reducing car trips within urban areas... continue
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Letters to the editor
James Ryle, Director of projects and innovation, Sustrans, Bristol BS1
Those of us working on ‘smarter choices’ are accustomed to dealing with uncertainty. So mixed messages from the DfT about the value of... continue
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Letters to the editor
Ali Clabburn, Founder and managing director
I read your front page article in a state of dazed disbelief (ibid). If we consider car-sharing to be one of the ‘smarter travel’... continue
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Letters to the editor
Sadiq Khan, Transport minister, Department for Transport, Marsham Street, London
Your article of 17 July (“CO2 cuts from ‘smarter choice’ measures exaggerated”) creates a misleading impression that the DfT... continue
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Main editorial comment
When governments launch big new reports, a useful rule of journalism is to start at the back and work forward. So read the report first and then the... continue
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Lead Story
Transport minister Sadiq Khan this week moved to reassure the transport planning community that the Government is committed to encouraging people to... continue
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Viewpoint
Ian Walker & Lynn Basford
One of us has a neighbour who drives, alone, to work each morning – a journey that is less than one kilometre. What might we do if we wanted to... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT this week re-opened the debate about the ability of ‘smarter choice’ travel behaviour change policies to cut car use, claiming... continue
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Sub story to feature
Jacqui Wilkinson
At the core of successful travel demand management and smarter choices initiatives (TDM&SC) is understanding people’s needs; opening them... continue
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Sub story to feature
Ali Clabburn, Liftshare
Why do we make the travel choices we do? Perhaps we each perceive that the choice we make provides us with the best balance of convenience, travel... continue
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Articles
Jon Harris, Technical Director, Smarter Choices, Mouchel
What legacy do you want to leave behind as a transport professional? Whatever your specific interest or challenge there is one common link that... continue
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Articles
Cat Ainsworth and Emilie van de Graaff
Worcester’s Sustainable Travel Town project, branded ‘Choose how you move’, aimed to tackle local traffic congestion and reduce car... continue
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Articles
Graham Riley and Tom Bishop
Many current travel plans are written by – or on behalf of – developers who are seeking planning permission for a new site, leading to... continue
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