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When it comes to putting public EV chargepoints in the right places, good data is key

When it comes to putting public EV chargepoints in the right places, good data is key
Geoff Murphy

The DfT recently announced that it was going to extend the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) into 2021/22, which equates to an extra £20m cash injection to boost the number of on-street EV chargepoints across the UK. This is a good... continue

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1 Apr 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Wishful thinking?

Between 1993 and 2019 road traffic in Great Britain rose 39 per cent, from 256 billion to 357 billion vehicle miles. Car traffic grew a little more slowly but it was still up 32 per cent, from 201 billion miles to 278. Van traffic put on a real spurt, more than doubling from 25.8 billion miles to... continue

1 Apr 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

Carbon, the roads programme, and ‘de minimis’ in law

Early last year the environmental campaigning group TAN, the Transport Action Network,  started a legal challenge to the...

1 Apr 2021Local Transport Today Comment

E-scooters: a game-changer for modal shift
David Dansky Head of business development Bikeworks London E20

It was good to read the considered piece by Geoff Dudley, David Banister and Tim Schwanen about who makes the rules for micromobility projects (‘Who should have the power to make the rules for micromobility operations?’ Viewpoint LTT 19 Mar). Having ridden an e-scooter for a few months... continue

1 Apr 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Land value capture and bus services
George Hazel Director E-Rail Edinburgh

I would like to thank Steve Hayes for his letter of support about the work we are doing to help fund the Northumberland line railway through land value capture (LVC) (Letters LTT 18 Mar). In response to the question raised about applying LVC to bus networks, we have not tried to apply our... continue

1 Apr 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Fuel duty freeze has helped households and the economy
Howard Cox Founder FairFuelUK Cranbrook Kent TN17

Chris Todd of the Transport Action Network demonstrates complete ignorance and anti-driver bias in bucketloads (Letters LTT 18 Mar). His comments show an uncompromising attitude and pathological hatred for fossil-fuelled cars, vans and trucks, skilfully orchestrated by well-financed left wing green... continue

1 Apr 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Community concerns about the speed of traffic
David Holding Chester Moor Durham DH2

Terry Hudson believes that “drivers make judgments about appropriate speed all the time” (Letters LTT 19 Mar). He also believes that speed limits are determined arbitrarily “mainly on the whims/prejudices and political persuasion of local councillors”. Let me try to persuade... continue

1 Apr 2021Local Transport Today Comment
David Young

David Young
David Young

It’s pleasing to see the... continue

1 Apr 2021Local Transport Today Comment
The national bus strategy: ambitious, yes. Realistic?

The national bus strategy: ambitious, yes. Realistic?
Julian Peddle

The political sketch writers had a field day when... continue

1 Apr 2021Local Transport Today Comment

In Passing

  Researchers have linked air pollution to lots of maladies but Swindon councillors believe a lungful of exhaust can be good for you. A recent council motion reads: “This council notes the 2020 Centre for Cities report, which identified that 5.4 per cent of total morality in Swindon... continue

1 Apr 2021Local Transport Today Comment

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