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Letters to the editor
Philip Bisatt
I refer to the letter from Brian Dalton regarding the provision for cyclists and buses in housing estates (Letters LTT 12 Jun). Mr Dalton appears not... continue
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Regular news
Two transport planning tools should be revised to take account of people making fewer trips, says a new report by the Campaign for Better... continue
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In brief
The number of road accident casualties recorded by the police in Scotland fell 2% in 2014 to 11,240 but fatalities rose by 28, from 172 to 200,... continue
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News
Andrew Forster
French vehicle rental firm Europcar is poised to enter the UK car club market, with a launch in London this summer. LTT reported last issue that the... continue
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Secondary stories
The London Borough of Islington is working with vehicle manufacturer Ford on a telematics trial designed to take the confusion out of parking rules... continue
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Regular news
Andy Salkeld
Leicester’s recently re-elected City Mayor Sir Peter Soulbsy was clear in his first term of office that he wanted to combat “1960’s... continue
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Lead Story
The DfT is commissioning research to help evaluators compare how projects perform with predictions made in business cases.  The Department says... continue
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Secondary stories
Drivers in Edinburgh will have to possess a permit to drive past up to 11 primary schools at the start and finish of the school day under plans being... continue
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Regular news
Transport for London is seeking views from the electric vehicle charging industry on how to meet new requirements for the capital’s charging... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincolnshire
I must respond to the letters from Chris Oldham and Rod King of 20’s Plenty (Letters LTT 29 May). There is nothing ill-considered in that... continue
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Media monitor
On 3 June freelance journalist Haley Birch, writing in The Guardian, debated the interesting question: “Do 20mph speed limits actually... continue
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Media monitor
“Still think fully ‘driverless’ cars are a long way off?” motoring editor David Williams asked in London’s Evening... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Car traffic in Great Britain last year increased by the largest amount since 2002, by 1.9% to 244.5 billion vehicle miles, according to the DfT. All... continue
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Secondary stories
The Chancellor, George Osborne, this week promised cities across England more transport powers in return for agreeing to implement directly-elected... continue
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In brief
The DfT has appointed consultant WSP to review in-vehicle sensor technology that would provide drivers with visual or other sensory stimuli relating... continue
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Regular news
A fleet of self-driving shared cars could make 90 per cent of conventional cars in mid-sized cities superfluous but, at the same time, increase the... continue
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Detail
A merger between the two leading Sheffield taxi companies should create one of the largest taxi firms in the country. City Taxis will take over... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
UNCERTAINTY surrounds plans for a major traffic and public realm scheme in Brighton after last week’s local elections saw the Green Party lose... continue
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Regular news
An absence of accessible facilities and poor customer service is a major barrier to disabled drivers purchasing fuel at petrol... continue
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