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Net Zero could mean bright future for buses… but how do we get there?
Chris Cheek Author and Consultant/Analyst

The American scientist Carl Sagan once remarked, “You have to know the past to understand the present”. Today, at the age of 70, I can see the point. Thirty years ago, at the turn of the 1990s,... continue

15 Jun 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Tricky trade-offs

This week’s Government announcement that the final stage of the lifting of the lockdown will be postponed for at least another month has again thrown into sharp relief the trade-off implicit in decisions about protecting the public from Covid-19, and maintaining the semblance of ‘normal... continue

15 Jun 2021Local Transport Today Comment
People are People

People are People
John Dales Urban Movement

It’s possible you’ve never heard of... continue

15 Jun 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Williams-Shapps rail report ignores deep-rooted problems
Prof Paul Salveson Rail Reform Group, Bolton BL1

After such a long time in gestation, the Williams-Shapps Report on the future of the railways is sadly disappointing (LTT 31 May). The Rail Reform Group, an independent ‘think tank’ of senior rail professionals, believe the report lacks analysis of the deep-rooted problems in the... continue

15 Jun 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Let’s be truthful about the impacts of road building
Chris Todd Transport Action Network, Brighton BN1

I couldn’t agree more with Simon Wilson’s headline message: “Carbon reduction is not all about electric vehicles; it’s about thinking how you can make the biggest, fastest difference to emissions with the resources you’ve got.” (LTT 17 May) Similarly, Tony Meehan... continue

15 Jun 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Ealing’s decision to remove LTN is a retrograde step
Simon Munk London Cycling Campaign, London E1W Nick Moffitt Ealing Cycling Campaign, London W5

It is with sadness we hear Ealing Council has removed its Low Traffic Neighbourhood LTN 21 (LTT 31 May) joining a few other London councils in taking such a retrograde step. And the decision highlights areas of concern that apply to most councils currently. Ealing’s leadership says it is... continue

15 Jun 2021Local Transport Today Comment

In Passing

 In what was clearly a labour of love, author Colin Alexander has brought out a book celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Tyne and Wear Metro in memory of his father who worked as an engineer on the project. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, provided many of the archive... continue

15 Jun 2021Local Transport Today Comment

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