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Local Transport Today
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The DfT has written to local authority chief executives and political leaders across England urging them to do more to promote safe cycling. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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Oxfordshire County Council has pledged to work with cyclist and disability groups to address their concerns about plans to convert a busy... continue
Local Transport Today
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A significant safety feature of the new V40 model of car recently launched by Volvo is what is believed to be the first commercially available... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton, Purley, Surrey CR8
In your leader column, ‘Breaking out of the cycle’, you have, rightly, listed the missed opportunities for improvements to provisions for... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
You report that transport minister Norman Baker is encouraging more local councils to introduce 20mph zones in residential areas (‘City cycling... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
In undertaking to consult on a proposal to increase the motorway speed limit to 80mph, the then transport secretary, Philip Hammond, rekindled a... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
The Times’ ‘Cities fit for cycling’ campaign reached the Palace of Westminster last week when a very creditable 77 MPs took part in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Coventry this week rejected calls to reinstate traffic signals at three city centre junctions where shared space-style arrangements... continue
Local Transport Today
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During last week’s debate in Parliament, transport minister Norman Baker responded to the eight-point plan in The Times’ Cities fit for... continue
Local Transport Today
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MPs have called on ministers to revive Cycling England, the advisory body that was disbanded last year as part of the Government’s programme to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield GU32
Having studied road casualty data, trends and claims for thousands of hours over some 12 years I find Dave Finney’s analysis of the impact of... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 27 February The Guardian editorialised at length on the subject of cycling. “Campaigners are beginning to talk about a real watershed, a... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The DfT is to allow highway authorities across England to install ‘Trixi’ mirrors at road junctions to improve cycle safety. Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Manchester could become the next city to have 20mph limits across residential streets after city councillors ordered officers to prepare a report on... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Over the last 20 years speed cameras have become a familiar part of the roadside furniture in the UK. But what effect have they had on injury... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Highways Agency has approved the first course for the Certificate of Competency in road safety audit. From December 2013 all safety audits... continue
Categories: Road safety, All of UK
Local Transport Today
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 As most readers probably know, for many years there has been a war of words between some PTEs and bus operators over how bus services should be... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
These are: Lorries entering a city centre should be required by law to fit sensors, audible turning alarms, extra mirrors and safety bars... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
In early February The Times launched what has become an extended campaign to make Britain’s roads safer for the nation’s cyclists. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council plans to trial the effectiveness of 20mph speed limits on three types of residential street: a Radburn-style... continue
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