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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The lack of a national spatial plan is a huge hindrance to effective transport planning in England and Wales, according to one of the sector’s... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
The DfT’s appraisal methods fail to capture the full extent of benefits that HS2 will bring, according to the HS2 Growth... continue
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Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The phrase “predict and provide” first appeared in my book Towns Against Traffic, published in 1972. I used it to draw attention to... continue
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In brief
Catapult devises innovation tool The Transport Systems Catapult is developing a tool to help local authorities and others assess the impacts of new... continue
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Letters to the editor
Peter Headicar, Oxford OX1
In your recent editorial you commented on criticisms of the Government’s ‘predict and provide’ approach to motorway planning as... continue
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Letters to the editor
Anne Robinson, Friends of the Peak District and Campaign to Protect Rural England South Yorkshire Sheffield S2
Sixty years of aspirations for an all-weather fast route across the Peak District linking the M1 and the M67 were whittled down from a motorway in... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philip Sulley, Yalding, Kent ME18
Once again the DfT’s forecasts of traffic growth on the strategic road network, of some 40%, appear excessive (“Rethink ‘predict... continue
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Letters to the editor
Robert Davis, Chair, Road Danger Reduction Forum, London NW10
Your editorial “Road critics go unheard” (LTT 07 Mar) notes that many professional bodies and academics are questioning the renewed... continue
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Letters to the editor
Nick Richardson, Chair, Transport Planning Society, London
Vanessa Kovacevic, in LTT 07 Feb, referred to the Transport Planning Society’s recommendation for independent auditing of transport models used... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Transport-Watch, Northampton NN2
David Metz canvasses for changes in land values to be the measure of benefits rather than the traditional time savings (ibid). I canvassed for the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Buchan, Director, MTRU, London
Perhaps the most surprising thing about your interview with David Metz would be if anyone found it surprising (ibid). Even as long ago as when I did... continue
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Letters to the editor
Tom Worsley, Visiting fellow, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2
I read with great interest your interview with David Metz although he is mistaken in his belief that, almost three years after my retirement from the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Robert Goodwill MP, Parliamentary under secretary of state for transport, Department for Transport, Great Minster House, London SW1P
I write following your coverage of the draft National Networks National Policy Statement (“Rethink ‘predict and provide’ roads... continue
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Viewpoint
Keith Mitchell, Peter Brett Associates
The draft National Policy Statement for national networks sets out its stall as follows: “The NPS sets out the Government’s vision and... continue
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Detail
Transport Scotland has appointed SYSTRA to evaluate the impact of the Larkhall to Milngavie railway project, which included the re-construction of a... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Sharp-eyed readers (actually, even the bleariest hung-over ones) will have noticed a recurrent thread among the three lead stories in the last issue... continue
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Viewpoint
David Metz
The National Travel Survey (NTS) has been tracking the travel behaviour of residents of Britain for the past 40 years. All credit to the... continue
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Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Roads minister Robert Goodwill this week responded to the professional debate about the Government’s road planning, saying ministers had no... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Transport planners, local authorities, and public transport and environmental lobby groups have called on the DfT to rewrite its National Policy... continue
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Secondary stories
The DfT is seeking evidence on the link between transport infrastructure investment and economic performance, which could inform updated guidance on... continue
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