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Queen’s Speech promises Transport Bill to set up Great British Railways

Queen’s Speech promises Transport Bill to set up Great British Railways
Peter Stonham

A Transport Bill in the new Parliamentary session will implement plans for the new Great British Railways (GBR) organisation and make other changes to allow transport micro and e-mobility innovation.  Though... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
Elizabeth line to finally open this month

Elizabeth line to finally open this month
Peter Stonham

The long-delayed start of operation of the new cross-London Elizabeth line will take place on Tuesday 24 May 2022 with... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
New Bills will give local leaders ‘power to revitalise town centres’

New Bills will give local leaders ‘power to revitalise town centres’

The Government’s commitment to levelling up and regeneration were set out in the Queen’s Speech last week. The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill will look to drive growth at a local level by empowering local leaders enabling them to regenerate their... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
DfT to introduce new vehicle category for electric scooters

DfT to introduce new vehicle category for electric scooters

The UK Government is set to create a low-speed, zero-emission vehicle category which, it says, is “is independent from the cycle and motorcycle categories”. Speaking in the House of Lords, Baroness Vere of Norbiton,... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
Connectivity underpins Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s new transport plan

Connectivity underpins Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s new transport plan
Deniz Huseyin

A new Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP) has been published by... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
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Greenwich council’s new leader set to challenge Silvertown Tunnel plans

Greenwich council’s new leader set to challenge Silvertown Tunnel plans
Deniz Huseyin

The new leader of Greenwich council has pledged to meet with the... continue

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18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
Stonehenge scheme re-appraisal badly flawed, says Goodwin

Stonehenge scheme re-appraisal badly flawed, says Goodwin
Peter Stonham

National Highways’ continued promotion of a new... continue

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18 May 2022Local Transport Today News

Most of Northern Ireland’s Assembly backs 10% active travel funding pledge
Deniz Huseyin

More than half of the winning candidates in the Northern Ireland Assembly have committed to 10% of its transport budget being spent on active travel, Cycling UK has reported. Some 48 of the 90 MLAs (members of the Legislative Assembly) signed the charity’s three pledges.  At the... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
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E-scooters are ‘five times safer’ than bicycles, RoSPA study finds

E-scooters are ‘five times safer’ than bicycles, RoSPA study finds
Mark Moran

E-scooters are significantly less risky than many other forms of... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News

Technology trials to develop ‘noise camera’ for curbing boy racers
Mark Moran

A search for Britain’s noisiest streets has been launched by the DfT, with four areas across England and Wales set to trial technology to help stop rowdy motorists revving their engines unnecessarily or using illegal exhausts. Since the technology is still in its design phase, MPs are being... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News

£200m grant to roll out ‘world’s largest fleet’ of zero-emission HGVs
Peter Stonham

The Government claims that a new £200m grant fund will see the world’s largest fleet of zero emission HGVs take to UK roads in a bid to achieve cleaner air and greener jobs, while helping to keep costs down on goods deliveries.   Transport minister Trudy Harrison announced the... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
18 May 2022Local Transport Today News

DfT selects Cycling UK to run e-bike scheme

The charity Cycling UK has been selected by the DfT to lead a consortium of partners to deliver a national electric bike support programme. The first pilot scheme has been launched in Greater Manchester. Cycling UK will oversee: Short-term opportunities to try e-cycles schemes: giving people a... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
18 May 2022Local Transport Today News

Failing utility firms to be inspected more frequently

Street works carried out by poorly performing utility companies will be inspected more frequently, the DfT has announced.  Under the new rules some utility firms will face more inspections from highways authorities after re-instating streets after completing works. The utility company will... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
Deegan head of inspections at Active Travel England

Deegan head of inspections at Active Travel England
Deniz Huseyin

Brian Deegan has been appointed director of... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News

Survey shows driver attitudes to ‘close pass’ incidents

Some 96% of drivers in Scotland accept that a ‘close pass’ must be frightening for people cycling while 90% said there should be more protection for cyclists, new research shows. However, the survey also showed that 89% of drivers admitted to sometimes being frustrated when passing... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News

Guide to Loveable Neighbourhoods out now

The new edition of Loveable Neighbourhoods, produced by Landor LINKS, has been published. Loveable Neighbourhoods offers practical examples of how to create streets that are: attractive and greener; safe to walk and cycle; designed to improve health and wellbeing; helping meet net zero targets and... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News

Car clubs ‘cut ownership and promote EV use’

A third of car owners who have joined a car club have got rid of at least one vehicle since joining, with more than two-thirds (68%) of those cars that were disposed of being at least five years old, according to a survey published by Enterprise Rent-a-Car.  The research involved more than... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
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Bus operators plug into battery recycling concept

Bus operators plug into battery recycling concept
Peter Plisner

Life expired bus batteries are being recycled as part of a contract with bus and coach operator National Express.  Earlier this year the... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News

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