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Clean air needs national leadership, but councils can’t shirk their responsibilities

Clean air needs national leadership, but councils can’t shirk their responsibilities
Andrea Lee ClientEarth

ClientEarth has successfully challenged the UK Government in court three times over its failure to get to grips with illegal and harmful levels of air pollution across the country. We have done this to enforce what we know is the Government’s... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today Comment

30 years of change

Thirty years ago this month, some enlightened individuals took a punt in the publishing world. They recognised that the transport sector was awash with single mode publications about buses and trains, and well-served by publications about the nuts and bolts of infrastructure, too. But there was... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Transport spending shaped by the ballot box
Chas Ball Huddersfield HD4

Your editorial (‘Politics and the MRN’, LTT 20 Mar) outlined the astounding level of partisan funding deployed by this Government. Your analysis that Conservatives “have unashamedly used transport as a political tool”, by allocating all of the Large Local Majors Fund pot to... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Trademarking news was no April Fool
Steve Melia Senior lecturer in transport and planning Centre for Transport and Society University of the West of England Bristol BS16

When I first read your story about a company registering the phrase ‘healthy streets’ as a trademark, I thought it was an April Fool (“‘Healthy Streets’ phrase is trademarked” LTT 29 Mar). Then I looked online and saw that it seemed to be serious.  Clearly,... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today Comment
Mobility scooters must feature in DfT’s regulatory review

Mobility scooters must feature in DfT’s regulatory review
Vanessa Kovacevic Red Lodge Bury St Edmunds

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12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Puzzling over Nottingham’s public transport network
Roger Sexton Nottingham NG1

The anonymous letter in the last issue regarding cuts in Nottingham City Council’s tendered bus services has left me very puzzled. Initially I had some sympathy with the suggestion that non-emergency patient and school transport movements should be integrated with the tendered transport... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today Comment
Flawed thinking from the 20mph and climate ‘cults’

Flawed thinking from the 20mph and climate ‘cults’
Paul Biggs Environment spokesman Alliance of British Drivers Tamworth Staffs B77

In response to Francis King (Letters LTT 29 Mar), having walked 4,315km in 2018 according to my fitness watch, I have no need to stand on corners.  It is obviously ridiculous to claim that... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today Comment

An apocalyptic climate article with no foundation in science
Malcolm Heymer Dereham NR20

Mayer Hillman’s Viewpoint article on climate change (ibid) is typically apocalyptic of him and contains many false and exaggerated claims. For a start, he says that the current concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is greater than it was over a million years ago. This claim can... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today Comment

In Passing

Government Green Papers are consultation documents, whereas White Papers are statements of policy. But the Welsh Government appears to have got in a bit of a muddle by describing its Improving public transport document, published just before Christmas, as a White Paper. “Notwithstanding the... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today Comment

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