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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Peter Headicar, Oxford OX1
Tim Pharoah correctly points out that the effect of personalised travel plans needs to be assessed at the household level (Letters LTT 29 Nov).... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Road signs and markings will have to be clear and possibly standardised across Europe to facilitate self-steering vehicles, according to industry... continue
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Regular news
Young people will determine whether peak car theory turns out to be correct, according to a report for the House of Commons transport committee. Peak... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philip Sulley, Maidstone, Kent ME18
I agree with Phil Goodwin’s concerns over the DfT’s forecasts both for cycling and also for general traffic (‘What knowledge lies... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
The astute Times reporter Philip Pank wrote last week ‘Funding cuts fear as cycling is forecast to drop’. The funding cuts were not in... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Consultancy WSP has advised Birmingham City Council how it can accommodate four million daily trips the DfT expects will be made in the city in less... continue
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Regular news
Only 5% of high-speed rail passengers on the full Y network are expected to transfer from road or air, according to HS2 Ltd. In 2036, three years... continue
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Letters to the editor
Messrs Laxen and Moorcroft ably chronicle the failure to effectively tackle the problem of outdoor air pollution (‘Air quality action plans... continue
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Secondary stories
Changes in personal disposable income could offer a better explanation for trends in car traffic volumes than changes in GDP, according to a... continue
Categories: Car use, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Duncan Laxen & Stephen Moorcroft, Air Quality Consultants Ltd
The recognition of transport as a major source of air pollution grew steadily during the 1970s and 80s but the real changes started around 20 years... continue
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Regular news
Brighton and Hove Council’s green administration is facing a backlash from motorists who claim the council has declared “war” on... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
The Prime Minister today vowed to find the money to further extend the freeze in fuel duty for the fourth year running. The Chancellor told the... continue
Categories: Car use, All of UK
Local Transport Today
In brief
A £110,000 project to improve journey times on a main road in Wigan using personal travel plans and community-based smarter choice initiatives... continue
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Regular news
Most electric vehicle charging points in London are never used, according to data released by the Mayor’s office to the London Assembly’s... continue
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Regular news
Communities and local government secretary Eric Pickles has told local authorities in England to “ditch their anti-car dogma” and make... continue
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Interview
The Cambridgeshire Guided Busway opened on 7 August 2011 with core routes between Huntingdon, St Ives, Cambridge City Centre, Addenbrooke’s... continue
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Regular news
Mark Moran
The government’s strategy to encourage the development of the ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) industry was announced... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
The Centre for London think-tank has suggested that the Mayor of London focus more on encouraging behaviour change in order to reduce the estimated... continue
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News extra
The average number of trips made per person in 2012 was almost identical to 40 years ago but down 12% on what it was 15 years ago, according to the... continue
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Regular news
The relationship between economic growth and road traffic levels is weakening over time, according to a DfT report explaining last month’s road... continue
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