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Greener, fairer, healthier

Greener, fairer, healthier
Richard Dilks CoMoUK

Unbridled optimism seems rather dated to me now. I don’t know about you, but I only have the guarded version available after all these lockdowns.  As we move beyond the May 2021 elections, that also sums up how I see the potential and limitations for shared transport. There certainly are... continue

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2 Jun 2021Local Transport Today Comment
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2 Jun 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Over the peak?

‘The problem of the peak’ has traditionally been one of the first considerations to address in the study of passenger transport planning and provision. It meant issues of capital commitment, operational resource management, vehicle and fleet specification, and harsh economics: carrying... continue

2 Jun 2021Local Transport Today Comment
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Cyber security: let’s be wise before the event
Nick Bromley Sheffield S33

Your editorial ‘Smart advice’ concerning cyber security risks from digital transport and traffic systems (LTT 17 May) raises the wider question of whether wisdom is learnt through experience, or having the intelligence and foresight to evaluate in advance the risks of a situation? You... continue

2 Jun 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Women must step up and ask for a place on events panels
Jennie Martin ITS United Kingdom, London E1W

I was interested to read the recent online comments by Rod Fletcher, Landor LINKS’ managing director, about your experiences of working actively to include more female contributors in your events programme. It was particularly welcome to read that your audience feedback confirms that... continue

2 Jun 2021Local Transport Today Comment

It’s time for 20mph to become national urban default limit
Rod King MBE 20’s Plenty for Us, Warrington WA13

The 6th UN Global Road Safety Week ran from 17 to 23 May. Central to the week was the call for 30km/h or 20mph to become the maximum speed wherever motor vehicles mixed with pedestrians and cyclists in a planned way unless there was clear evidence that a higher speed was safe. See... continue

2 Jun 2021Local Transport Today Comment

In Passing

A Brighton resident living with dementia has offered an inspiring account of travelling on buses in the city. Shirley Williams said: “You’re going to where you’re going, you know what you’re doing and you’re still meeting up with people that you know.” Bus... continue

2 Jun 2021Local Transport Today Comment

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