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Practitioners seek to improve DfT modelling & appraisal tools

Practitioners seek to improve DfT modelling & appraisal tools
Tom van Vuren

The last issue covered the LTT seminar on the future of transport investment appraisal, which raised wide-ranging issues about professional practice and the way transport projects... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

An unhelpful wheeze

Local authorities given the responsiblity of tackling the unhealthy consequences of vehicle emissions could be forgiven for wondering if the prime minister is on their side. The government’s chosen approach to addressing the issue of breaches in air quality limits has been to pass the buck to... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Let’s embrace uncertainty when looking to the future

Let’s embrace uncertainty when looking to the future
Professor Glenn Lyons

The French philosopher Voltaire reportedly said:... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Travel behaviour campaigns must use social media to highlight health benefits

Travel behaviour campaigns must use social media to highlight health benefits
Martin Higgitt

I’ve done my fair share of travel behaviour change programmes in my... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

How should we use the road traffic forecasts in practice?

The point of traffic forecasting is to appraise transport policies and projects, and as usual the new DfT forecasts intend to...

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

DfT must address true extent of HGV risk on minor roads
Darren Shirley Campaign for Better Transport London N1

Government statistics confirm that urban and rural roads are more dangerous than motorways (ref Road deaths stable but casualties decline) and the latest report on the Department for Transport (DfT) trial of 7ft longer lorries, issued on 19 September 2018, reveals that 38 percent of journeys are... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Assumptions over speed camera stats are fatally flawed
Idris Francis Petersfield Hampshire GU32

“The updated analysis” which the Cambridge authorities state “has resulted in strengthening our recommendations to upgrade our safety camera network” (LTT 28 Sep) remains seriously flawed because its estimate of “normal” pre-installation levels of Fatal and... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Councils need proper powers to combat street clutter
Neil Humphrey Newcastle upon Tyne NE2

As a pedestrian, I read with interest John Dales’ latest column concerning walking (LTT 28 Sept). It is interesting to see that John considers that councils don’t conspire to block footways but simply cock up by allowing street clutter. The issue with phone and media hubs cunningly... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

TfWM, Wales & Borders Railway – War against the motorist

If you are a regular user of Welsh trains and you think that much of the rolling stock you are forced to endure whilst travelling has seen better days then you are not alone – Transport for Wales chief executive James Price agrees with you. “I think people need to be aware that... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

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