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Cambridgeshire’s confused governance is hampering transport policy

Cambridgeshire’s confused governance is hampering transport policy
Edward Leigh, Smarter Cambridge Transport

“You can never have too much government,” said no-one, ever. Yet Cambridgeshire is groaning under the weight of local government. There’s a county council, a unitary, five... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Modelling World conference

Within the transport planning community there are many who can speak eloquently and convincingly about the problems that road building brings, whether it be urban sprawl, pollution, severance, landscape damage, or shifting jams from one junction to the next. It is useful, however, to occasionally... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today Comment

John Dales

John Dales

Have nothing in your streets that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful

The instruction in my title isn’t mine. Well, actually, it is. Because, although it’s a quote from William Morris...

25 May 2018Local Transport Today Comment

There’s room for innovation in WebTAG-compliant modelling
Tom van Vuren Divisional director, Mott MacDonald Visiting professor, University of Leeds Chairman, Modelling World Birmingham B3

Your ‘In Passing’ comment (LTT11 May) on the WebTAG debate at the launch of the All Change report was well observed and echoes many of my discussions on the subject.  It is easy to dismiss its consequences for the profession and ignore the schism existing between believers and... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Making Birmingham transport- ready for the 2022 Games
Tony Bolden, Rustington Littlehampton West Sussex BN16

Birmingham will host the Commonwealth Games in 2022. It was due to bid for the 2026 Games but, as Durban dropped out for 2022, Birmingham has come forward and been awarded the Games. Besides the refurbishment and extension of many of its sporting venues, this also offers the city and the... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Derbyshire’s crumbling reputation for bus services
John Disney Nottingham Business School Nottingham Trent University Nottingham NG1

Julian Peddle (Letters LTT 11 May) attempts to make peace with Derbyshire County Council, two years after one of his companies (High Peak) withdrew its commercial services from the Derbyshire Wayfarer ticket in protest at forthcoming cuts in tendered services.  If High Peak knew 12 months ago... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today Comment
The Keswick cable car: how about a railway, too?

The Keswick cable car: how about a railway, too?
Brian Dalton Purley Surrey CR8

What twerp used the expression “gondola” in respect of a cable car system in the Lake District (‘Gondola could replace car... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Elecrification Cardiff, Swansea - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle - Walking and cycling

 The House of Commons Welsh affairs committee issued a report on the cancelled electrification from Cardiff to Swansea this week, arguing that the money saved by the UK Government should be spent on other transport projects in Wales. But how big is that saving? The committee was uncertain. The... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today Comment

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