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Local Transport Today
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Andrew Foster
Should we separate pedestrians and cyclists from vehicular traffic or encourage them to mix? That was the question that attracted more than 100... continue
Local Transport Today
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Increasing the motorway speed limit to 80mph will generate few economic benefits because most motorists who want to travel at this speed already do... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Surrey County Council is exploring how to reverse a recent sharp increase in the number of cycling casualties recorded by the police. Casualties have... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new offence of driving under the influence of drugs was announced this week in the Queen’s Speech. The legislation will create a specific... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT’s recent Road safety framework has had little impact on local authorities, according to a survey by the Parliamentary Advisory Council... continue
Local Transport Today
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The European Commission is consulting on harmonising the definitions of road accident casualties and a plan to increase insurance premiums for... continue
Local Transport Today
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Councillors in York have agreed to remove a key cycle lane in the city, against the advice of officers who say doing so is unsafe and could damage... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Transport Today
The Times’ campaign to improve conditions for urban cycling has put an issue close to many transport people’s hearts into the mainstream... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Satnav provider TomTom has released a new ‘speed cam’ app for the iPhone, giving drivers access to fixed and mobile speed camera alerts.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new ‘electronic’ cycle jacket, Visijax, has been launched by UK company Li & Co Ltd to improve the safety and visibility of... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
  There has been much coverage in recent issues of LTT regarding the expansion of aviation capacity in the South East of England – whether... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow has told MPs there is “no leadership from the state” on cycle safety. Speaking on front of the House of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
TRL, The UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, and Road Safety Analysis (RSA) have announced that they are to combine their capabilities and... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
The draft declaration issued by PACTS for discussion at the ‘Aiming for Zero’ conference was as follows: “This conference... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Rik Thomas
The nation’s road safety community would appear to be becoming increasingly uneasy about the current Government’s attitudes towards road... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The UK is expected to have had the lowest number of road deaths per head of population in the EU last year, despite a 5% increase compared to 2010,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bath & North East Somerset Council this week became the latest local authority to approve plans for signed-only 20mph speed limits across all... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is to implement what is believed to be the UK’s first ‘early start’ traffic light priority system for cyclists... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drive East Midlands, Drivers’ (protest) Union, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincs
There are several items in your latest issue that really do require some reaction. The predictions of massive traffic growth are not new ones and are... continue
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Letters to the editor
Francis King, Bath BA2
Stephen Plowden in his recent letter proposes to assist cyclists by setting the speed limit to 20mph (LTT 16 Mar). What should be the ideal... continue
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