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Uber-style services have a place, but Canada shows why they can’t be a panacea

Uber-style services have a place, but Canada shows why they can’t be a panacea
John Beard, Trapeze Group

Imagine an average UK town or region planning its public transport strategy. You’d expect to see buses at the core of the approach, with routes delivered according to their commercial viability and the typical requirements of... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today Comment

John Dales

John Dales

Pavement parking: all the rage

Last Sunday, I was walking through my home town and I was struck afresh – almost literally – by a number of vehicles...

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today Comment
HS2 remains a solution looking for a problem

HS2 remains a solution looking for a problem
Anthony May, OBE, Emeritus, professor of transport engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2

I have considerable respect for Jim Steer’s contributions to transport policy, but I must take issue with his panegyric for... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today Comment

‘Diverse’ professionals need to stand up and be counted
Alice Maynard, Future Inclusion, Milton Keynes, MK15

Anonymous? Really? (‘Transport conference speaker programmes don’t reflect the profession’s ethnic diversity’ Viewpoint LTT 16 Aug). As someone with a visible impairment, I am only too aware that discrimination abounds, not least in the transport sector. So I have some... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Walking and cycling: the real challenges to autonomous cars
John Sutton, JCS Consulting, Knutsford, WA16

The article by Willem Strijbosch on high definition mapping (‘HD mapping for autonomous vehicle operations is a necessity, not a luxury’ Viewpoint LTT 30 Aug), reminded me of an asset management project I was involved in in the USA in the noughties’, which needed to map a range of... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Climate threat means Britain must become a ‘nanny state’
Brian Dalton, Purley, Surrey, CR8

The issues surrounding the implementation of Brexit has highlighted the faultline in a ‘first past the post’ democracy. Like the American presidential election, games of tennis, and our own general elections, a smaller overall score can win the day. The Government has set us a target of... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today Comment

In Passing

 Whether or not you think former Prime Minister Theresa May did a good job whilst occupying Number 10, it would take a hard-hearted soul not to feel some compassion when you see her smiling again, as a recent story on the Sky News website had her doing. And what was it that had Ms May grinning... continue

13 Sep 2019Local Transport Today Comment

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