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Issue 671 - 1 May 2015: Features
Norfolk takes a broad view to keep the transport moving in Norwich

Norfolk takes a broad view to keep the transport moving in Norwich
Andrew Forster

The county of Norfolk conjures up images of the Broads, windmills, country lanes, miles of coastline and quaint villages. But what about its transport? Well, read through back copies of LTT and there’s one project that consumes more column inches than any other: the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR). With an estimated cost of £148.5m this dual carriageway scheme is one of the most expensive local authority transport projects in... continue

holdall: an ITSO smartcard with lessons for other areas

Norfolk has developed an ITSO-compliant public transport smartcard in a project that the DfT hopes will give a kickstart to rolling-out such cards across the country.    The holdall card was launched in April last... continue

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Speed debated as another celebrity admits to speed awareness course attendance

Speed debated as another celebrity admits to speed awareness course attendance

ON  26 APRIL, television presenter Victoria Coren-Mitchell mused on the subject of speeding motorists in a column in The Guardian. “Over the last five years, speeding convictions around Britain have gone up by nearly a half,” she observed. “Why are we in so much more of a hurry than we were in 2010? Or are we simply proceeding faster due to our new, traffic-free and excellent-quality roads? Clearly not. “It seems... continue

General Election manifestos dissected to examine cycling policy content... or its absence

“If you followed the Big Cycling Debate, an event in March involving transport spokespeople from the three main parties, you’d be forgiven for thinking policies on cycling would at least be relatively prominent... continue

Why is transport so low down the public’s list of priorities, wonders BBC correspondent

“Recently, I saw a list of issues pertinent to voters in this election and transport came down the list at eighth or ninth,” Tom Edwards, the BBC’s transport correspondent for London, mused on 23 April.... continue