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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds - Freight on Rail manager, London N1
The most shocking aspect of the Government’s case for longer lorries is the distortion of safety statistics, which leads to the conclusion that... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philip Sulley - Maidstone, Kent, ME18
I refer to the article on the further major reduction in fatalities from highway accidents. Adding these to data I had already assembled gives some... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new iPhone app developed by Phil Jones Associates, StopDist, is, the company says, a useful tool to quickly and easily calculate the recommended... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Loughborough University is launching a new MSc in road and vehicle safety. The course begins in October.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Former transport ministers and road safety professionals have urged the DfT to show more ambition on casualty reduction. The call was made in a... continue
Categories: Road safety, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Dansky - Head of training & development, Cycle Training UK, London, SE16
Researcher Dave Horton of Lancaster University is calling for “continuous segregated cycling infrastructure on our busiest urban roads”.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Ministers are being urged to scrap plans for longer lorries by local authority officers and an alliance of environmental, road safety and rail... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The number of reported road deaths on Scotland’s roads fell by 4% in 2010 to 208, according to Transport Scotland. The number of serious... continue
Categories: Road safety, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The number of people reported killed in road accidents across Britain fell 16% last year to below 2,000, according to figures published by the... continue
Categories: Road safety, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Shepherd - Chief executive, Sustrans, Bristol, BS1
At Sustrans we read with interest Rachel Smith’s Viewpoint article about what would encourage more women to cycle. Rachel’s research was... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
Local Authorities will have more freedom to implement 20mph schemes under reforms announced by transport minister Norman Baker. The Department is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The appeal of cycling in Britain’s towns and cities will only be broadened if local authorities introduce physically segregated cycle lanes... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Rachel Smith - Transport Panner
A colleague recently told me that she was selling her bike. She likes the idea of cycling and has no actual hostility towards her bicycle; it’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Speed cameras are by no means the media hot topic that they were when LTT first began its Media Monitor column some eight years ago, but every now... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission has no plans to set a minimum noise standard for electric vehicles to address concerns that their near silence increases the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An A road in Buckinghamshire has the most improved safety record in Britain, according to the 2011 results of the Eurorap (European Road Assessment... continue
Categories: Road safety, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government's plans  for longer lorries could pose road safety problems in urban areas, campaigners opposing the plans have claimed. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish and Welsh administrations are jointly buying an IT system for managing their road networks worth up to £19m. The Welsh Assembly... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
Question. Was I the only one who thought it bizarre, if not perverse, that David Cameron should, last week, announce the UK’s support for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Peat: Drivers Protest Union, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincolnshire
It is a pity that Roger Geffen of the CTC, the national cyclists’ organisation, spoils his letter by referring to that of Paul Biggs’ as... continue
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