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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
The new Manual for Streets 2: Wider Application of the Principles, published earlier this week by the Chartered Institution of Highways &... continue
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Viewpoint
John Siraut, Director - Economics, Colin Buchanan
There has been a lot of debate recently about what is the appropriate age that children should be able to go to school without being accompanied by a... continue
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Media monitor
In the satirical magazine Private Eye a contributor identified as ‘Hedgehog’ recently took aim at the attitudes towards speed cameras of... continue
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Letters to the editor
Here are some quick comments on articles in your last issue if I may: Javelin services on HS1 losing money Well fancy that! Here are two suggestions... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-Watch, Northampton
Calum Alexander and Anthony Lambert stoop to hurling insults in their attempt to discredit Paul Biggs and myself. Instead we rely on the data. Hence... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Environment spokesman, Association of British Drivers, Tamworth, Staffs
LTT correspondent Calum Alexander doesn’t understand the relationship between speed, speed limits and road safety. Appropriate speed for the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Edward Gibbins, Alsager, Cheshire
Why does the media give space for a minority association to advance views on speed cameras that are not the views of the majority of motorists? The... continue
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In brief
Derby City Council is to test the effect of deactivating three speed cameras on vehicle speeds. Cameras will be bagged over for 12 weeks from 27... continue
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Secondary stories
Reading Borough Council is to investigate whether traffic signals can be removed from 20 junctions as part of a wholesale review of the need for the... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 27 August the BBC’s Radio 4 programme More or Less tackled the perennially controversial subject of cycling helmets. “Many riders... continue
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Letters to the editor
Doug Stewart
Chris Evans advocates monitoring the effects of guardrail projects, which should be standard practice (Letters LTT 20 Aug). He also claims... continue
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Letters to the editor
Tom Rye
I have been following the recent correspondence on guardrailing on the LTT letters pages with some interest, and attach a child’s eye view of... continue
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Letters to the editor
Anthony Lambert
Am I alone in feeling that a disproportionate amount of space in Letters to the Editor is given over to the airings of Paul Withrington et al and the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Calum Alexander
So Messrs Biggs and Withrington, the Tweededum and Tweedledee spokespersons of the contrarian road safety movement, have made it into your letters... continue
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Regular news
Ministers have written to council leaders across England urging them to reduce street ‘clutter’ such as signs, guardrailings and... continue
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Regular news
Motoring organisation the AA this week called on ministers to rethink their opposition to speed cameras in England, and claimed that the views of... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chris Evans, Director, GPE Consulting, Birmingham
I have read with much interest the ongoing debate on pedestrian guardrailing particularly as I was responsible for implementing a major junction... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-Watch, Northampton
Table 4(a) of the DfTs Reported Road Casualties Great Britain Annual Report 2008 shows that, in 2008, speeding was recorded in 14% of fatal accidents... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
Amid all the controversy about the consequences of switching off speed cameras (ibid), one issue gets little if any mention – the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Association of British Drivers, Environment spokesman, Tamworth, Staffs B77
I take issue with the hysteria surrounding the long overdue speed camera ‘switch-off’ as expressed by the likes of Mick Giannasi . The... continue
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