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Every piece of our transport system will be changed forever by Covid-19

Every piece of our transport system will be changed forever by Covid-19
Roger Davies

A tsunami of social change has been heading towards us for several years. On 23 March 2020 it hit. Transport is a key thread in our lives. Covid-19 will dramatically change our lives and, be under no illusion,... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

Transport appraisal and planning in a time of imperatives

All discussion of strategic and local transport planning at present is seen through the lens of the urgent imperatives of...

15 May 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Green transport agenda is built on wishful thinking
Paul Biggs Environment spokesman Alliance of British Drivers Tamworth, Staffs B77

Liverpool’s claims for the success of 20mph limits (‘Liverpool hails results from 20mph limits’ LTT 01 May) are a further demonstration of why councils should not be allowed to mark their own exam papers and objective analysis by the likes of DfT 20mph report co-author Professor... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Technology could make road enhancements redundant
David Metz Centre for Transport Studies University College London www.drivingchange.org.uk

You report the legal challenge to the Government’s second Road Investment Strategy, which argues that the DfT failed to take into account the Paris Agreement on climate change (‘Judicial review sought of roads programme’ LTT 01 May).  We shall see if the Government’s... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Segregated cycle lanes – a waste of money and space
David Tarsh London W14

I am a cyclist and am very much in favour of encouraging people to cycle but not building new bike lanes.  Please don’t be fooled by what the politicians are telling you about their plans for new cycle lanes. Demand to see hard evidence. They are well-meaning but their dogma is... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today Comment

In Passing

LTT once heard a tale of a man who moved house by bus. Everything went well until he boarded a service with his TV set. “Sorry pal,” said the driver, “I can’t let you aboard, for all I know there could be a bomb in that.” So our enterprising mover returned home,... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today Comment

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