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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Michael Yeates
To report that "trees accounted for 11% of vehicle off-road collisions in Scotland between 1996 and 2005" seems a trifle unfair to the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Francis King
I agree with Councillor Burston that 40mph on a road outside a school in dry weather at four in the morning is safer than 30mph outside the same... continue
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Letters to the editor
Nigel Humphries
For several years it has been the policy of certain transport and road safety campaign groups (Brake have been quite open about it) to refuse to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
If you are a long-time reader of LTT's letters pages like myself you will notice - in among the relatively arcane topics for transport professionals... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chris Wood
Nigel Humphries' somewhat confused letter (LTT 6 Dec) misses many points but one basic fact in particular. Stated simply, if you propel a tonne of... continue
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Regular news
The Treasury should allow all travel behaviour change transport measures to be funded from capital expenditure according to a new report on how local... continue
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Garrett Emmerson
Garrett Emmerson is a director of consultant Steer Davies Gleave, chair of the Local Transport Planning Network and a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport. The views expressed in this column are those of the author alone.
Musing recently late one Saturday night over a glass of wine or two with some of my non-transport industry friends, I got into a protracted debate... continue
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Regular news
Most people aren't prepared to reduce their car use in the name of climate change, a new study for the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural... continue
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In brief
Research into the travel patterns of the elderly has been published by the DfT drawing on National Travel Survey data and 68 in-depth qualitative... continue
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John Dales
John Dales is on the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment's enabling panel and is also the independent design advisor on streets to the city of Edinburgh Council. He is director of transport and movement at urban design consultant Urban I
Anyone out there come across 'Vision Zero'? It's "a philosophy of road safety that eventually no one will be killed or seriously injured within... continue
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Media monitor
On 29 November UK visitors to Microsoft's MSN website were greeted by an article by Tom Evans, manager of MSN Cars (the motoring segment of the news... continue
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Letters to the editor
Nigel Humphries, Policy advisor, Association of British Drivers, Worcester WR5
Chris Wood (Letters LTT 22 Nov) misses Malcolm Heymer's point so comprehensively I am almost tempted to think he is exhibiting that most annoying... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Robert Davis
Malcolm Heymer (Letters LTT 22 Nov) makes an interesting point about his desire for motorists to be treated "like grown-ups", although... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chris Wood
Despite his opening sentence, Malcolm Heymer actually appears to agree that speed is a significant problem in road crashes (Letters LTT 8 Nov). Where... continue
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Regular news
The voice of travel planning in the UK has been strengthened with the merger of the Association for Commuter Transport and the National Travelwise... continue
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Regular feature
Rik Thomas
After three years of work the Sustainable Travel Towns (STTs) initiative currently being trialled in three local authorities areas, Worcestershire,... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
According to the evaluation of Worcester's Individual Travel Marketing programme carried out by Socialdata and presented to the council in July,... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
Car journeys by residents in Darlington were reduced by 11.5%, according to a survey of 1,500 residents undertaken towards the end of 2006. In the... continue
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Garrett Emmerson
Garrett Emmerson is a director of consultant Steer Davies Gleave, chair of the Local Transport Planning Network and a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport. The views expressed in this column are those of the author alone.
The Department for Transport's newly published response to Eddington and Stern, Towards a Sustainable Transport System, highlights the likely... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chris Oldham
Given recent consideration of the hard shoulder as an extra running lane to relieve congestion, it is tempting to wonder why other, more necessary... continue
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