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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Cummins, Nottingham NG3
The letters of the pro-drivers lobby are like reality TV. They are drivel, shouldn't be allowed on LTT, but I only have myself to blame for not... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton, Purley, Surrey CR8
Owen Pearson talks a lot of sense in his criticism of TfL’s facilities for cyclists at Bow Roundabout. The capital’s road network is... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Robertson, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16
Thank goodness for the review of Shared Space by Simon Moody and Steve Melia, reported in the last issue (“Shared space guidance... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cyclists wearing iPods or other music devices should be prosecuted for riding without due care, the Scottish director of the Road Haulage Association... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is considering setting a national definition of a pothole. The progress report of the Potholes Review acknowledges that, currently, a... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Owen Pearson, London E1
On 24 October, Brian Dorling, 58, was killed whilst cycling eastbound along Barclays Cycle Superhighway (CSH) 2 at Bow roundabout, East London,... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Protest Union, Sutton-on Sea, Lincs
I really must respond to some of the comments made by readers in response to Paul Biggs’ original letter (ibid). Terms such as “blinkered... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new online mapping service (http://map.itoworld.com/road-casualties-uk) showing the scale of fatalities and injuries from collisions on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A spate of cyclist fatalities in London has prompted Boris Johnson to order a review of cycle safety at every junction of the Cycle Superhighways... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The London Borough of Islington could become the first authority in the country to implement 20mph speed limits across most of its main roads.... continue
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Letters to the editor
Ray Bentley, Bere Alston, PL20 7DE
Paul Biggs likens the letter writers in the previous LTT who had concerns about the proposed 80mph motorway speed limit to a coven (ibid). So I guess... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The news that the number of people killed on Britain’s roads rose by almost 7% in the first half of the year, compared with the same period of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
This month’s M5 crash that killed seven and injured scores more will not stop the Government from consulting on raising the speed limit from 70... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Solihull Council is to reduce speed limits on a number of C and unclassified roads in the borough, so that they complement speed limits on adjoining... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Road safety professionals have urged the DfT to set new road safety targets to give a better focus to improving safety on the nation’s roads.... continue
Categories: Road safety, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London Mayor Boris Johnson has been urged to review the design of the riskiest junctions in the capital for cyclists in the light of a rise in cycle... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Liverpool’s Primary Care Trust is to part-fund the implementation of 20mph speed limits across residential roads in the city. The PCT will... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs - Environment spokesman, Association of British Drivers, Tamworth, Staffs, B77
It came as no surprise to see the anti-car/anti-driver cult use the proposed 80mph motorway limit to hold yet another coven meeting in the letters... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mike Jeanes - Independent transport consultant, Ipswich, IP2
I read with interest but little surprise that there is huge variation between the casualty reductions reported across England’s local... continue
Categories: Road safety, England
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Malcolm Heymer - Association of British Drivers
The Government’s long overdue announcement of its proposal to raise the motorway speed limit to 80mph has led to a predictable flurry of... continue
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