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Local Transport Today
In brief
Sheffield City Council is to take an incremental approach to introducing signed-only 20mph limits, saying evidence from elsewhere does not lend... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Roads minister Mike Penning struggled to defend the Government’s decision not to set new road safety targets in the face of questioning from... continue
Categories: Road safety, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Ministers plan to ‘name and shame’ local authorities in England that fail to make satisfactory progress on improving their road safety... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Motorists should not expect to be able to drive at 90mph if the Government increases the motorway speed limit to 80mph, roads minister Mike Penning... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cycling ambassadors could be appointed in universities and colleges across London in an effort to promote safer cycling by students. The idea is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Regular news
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
Regular news
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
Regular news
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
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