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Scotland’s oil capital is creating the blueprint for hydrogen-powered transport
Mark Griffin

Hydrogen has become a hot topic – again, and for good reason as net zero legislation means we have to adopt low carbon transport solutions. While battery electric vehicles (EVs) are a viable technology for cars and vans, bigger... continue

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6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today Comment

John Dales

John Dales

Give me back my footway

If I appear to be writing articles about the poor quality of the urban walking environment more often than previously,...

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Framing of citizens’ assembly pre-determined its conclusion

The article about the Citizens’ Assembly in Cambridge is a good example of how to lead public opinion, but it’s certainly not a democratic approach (‘Citizens’ assembly gauges Cambridge public’s views on traffic restraint’ LTT 22 Nov).  The assembly... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today Comment

No moral case for the UK to lead on CO2 reduction
John Helm, Chatham, ME4

I have been taken to task by Andrew Adam (Letters LTT 22 Nov) for the methodology used in a previous letter on climate change. But he has missed the point. The fact is the UK accounts for a statistically insignificant one per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions. We are a small fish in a large... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today Comment

We need HS2 for the ribbon cutting ceremony
Bill Wyley, Surrey, KT23

The support for HS2 recently expressed by the leaders of the UK’s two principal political parties (LTT 22 Nov) puts me in mind of a visit I made to a major East African country, on behalf of the World Bank, in the early 1990s.   Part of my brief was to advise the director of roads that... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today Comment

In Passing

Stagecoach’s strident opposition to bus franchising is well known, so it was something of a shock when this press release dropped in our inbox: “Stagecoach welcomes talent – old and new! – into growing franchise network.” A sudden change of heart, perhaps? No exactly.... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today Comment

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