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Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has commissioned an update of its landmark 2004 report, Smarter Choices - changing the way we travel, on the effects of travel behaviour... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
By Rik Thomas
One of the Government's current climate change targets is for a 60% cut in carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, in comparison with the 1990 levels.... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Phillip Bisatt, Tauton, Somerset
I refer to Francesca Medda's interesting article regarding the 'merit' accessibility good in transport (ibid). If the current Government has any... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Robert Davis, Chair Road Danger Reduction Forum, London
I'm sorry if I was wrong about the precise relationship between the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists), the IAM Motoring Trust, the AA (Automobile... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authority transport policies should be based on an acceptance that the demand for travel - particularly by road - is going to keep on growing,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Oxfordshire County Council is planning to introduce 20mph speed limits across much of the city next year. The proposals will see 20mph limits applied... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
"Oil at $300 a barrel is certainly a scary prospect for the whole world but, then again, if it is a realistic way to bring about radical change... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Terence Uden, Woking Surrey
Reading Professor Whitelegg's comments on the state of Britain's transport left me to wonder how much he actually uses public transport in this... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Neil Greig, Director IAM Motoring Trust, London
Robert Davis, chair for the Road Danger Reduction Forum, questions the engineering methods being sought by the Campaign for Safer Road Design... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Rik Thomas
At the end of February the DfT commissioned the Centre for Transport & Society at the University of the West of England to undertake an... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
The UWE study on public attitudes to transport and climate change provides very mixed messages for the Government. For example, when talking about... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The number of road traffic accident fatalities in Great Britain fell to 2,943 in 2007 - a 7.2% fall on the 3,172 in 2006 and the lowest number since... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Hitherto low-profile transport minister Tom Harris unexpectedly got his photograph onto the front pages of several newspapers in late June, but not... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The news that the number of road deaths in Great Britain dropped by 7% in 2007 to fall below the 3,000 mark for the first time since the 1920s... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
In modern traffic engineering, the main international traffic sign for a traffic calmed area is centred around a child playing, and various national... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Helen Roby
It's intriguing to compare the DfT and TfL definitions of a workplace travel plan. The DfT definition in the report Towards a Sustainable Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport minister Tom Harris attracted a large number of newspaper headlines last week with a post on his personal blog asking why the British... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Many people are changing travel habits in response to concerns about the environment according to public transport operator Stagecoach. A telephone... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The number of people entering central London by car in the morning peak has halved in the last 16 years, according to data published by Transport for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Three-quarters of AA members polled do not believe that any of the three main political parties are "motorist friendly". The survey of... continue
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