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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
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Robert Davies
LTT reports that a new group, the Campaign for Safe Road Design, is to be launched with the mission to "save life by treating the roadside... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
If one were asked to outline the major trends in travel throughout the latter half of the 20th Century and early part of the 21st, the shorthand... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Now I guess that most of you will not yet have heard much about MDAT (Multiplex Diversified Attractor Theory) - or, at least, I hope not, since I... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Vincent Stops, London Borough of Hackney
It is nearly ten years since the publication of John Prescott's New Deal for Transport: better for everyone raised the hopes of those of us who could... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Match-day travel habits for Everton supporters look set to change dramatically after the club's plan to move from inner city Liverpool to a... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Bates Abingdon, Oxon
Presumably David Metz ("Time saving benefits of transport schemes 'illusory' says academic" LTT-16 May) does understand the basis on which... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Metz points out that, although the predicted travel time savings are the main justification put forward for roadbuilding schemes, these savings... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Steve Mella
Eco-towns "will follow the most ambitious European models, where only half of households rely on a car", according to housing minister... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Every so often, policy hits the boundaries of public acceptability, forcing policy-makers into hasty retreat. The truckers' protests, a backbench... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Environmental groups have spelt out their opposition to the shortlisted eco-town locations in a strongly worded letter to housing minister Caroline... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
The trouble with very small and very big numbers is that they sound impressive without conveying much enlightenment. One of the very big numbers... continue
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