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Never heard of cyborg ethnography? Well, it's helping shape future mobility

Never heard of cyborg ethnography? Well, it's helping shape future mobility
Felicity Heathcote-Márcz

When it comes to mobility, innovation tends to focus on new technical leaps forward – innovation represents a world where driverless cars and smart infrastructure tell us where to go and then take us there, as if human... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Mobility as a Service – why people are just getting on with it
Alistair Kirkbride

Going to conferences is a bit like going on holiday. You try to work out how it’s going to unfold and what it’ll be like by reading blurb, but it’s the sense that emerges that is important to try to capture. My “holiday snaps” from the recent Smarter Travel Live 2017... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Transport's gender bias: it's down to biology
Paul Withrington

I write following Lucy Marstrand’s and Lucy Yu’s letters on gender in the transport profession (ibid). There is a strange doublethink surrounding this issue. Firstly, if anyone in authority dares to point out that men and women are different they may get the sack. Think the Damore... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Soap operas could help correct transport's gender bias
Vanessa Kovacevic

I read with interest the letters in your latest issue regarding the gender balance in our profession (LTT 27 Oct). In my nearly 40 years as first a road and bridge designer, and then a transport planner, I found very little evidence of discrimination against me. Indeed, when leaving college,... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today Comment

A plan to put transport back on the right track
Tom Hart

Three contradictions in present approaches to rail, other transport and a low carbon/inclusive economy need urgent resolution. These are: After 20 years of historic rises in rail passenger modal share and slower growth in physical movement (especially by car) within the UK, current responses are... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Rail freight terminals can bring unwanted HGV traffic
Chris Barker

Philippa Edmunds reminds us that 40 per cent of construction material for London comes in by rail (Letters 27 Oct). This is as it should be. Yet it’s difficult to find appropriate sites for rail hubs that are near enough to the central London destination for the material but avoid congestion... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Attributing car sales slowdown to 'Peak Car' is premature
Paul Biggs

Is ‘peak car’ really an explanation for the slow-down in new car sales (‘Vehicle sales slowdown sparks City concern over ‘peak car’ LTT 27 Oct)? Surely it is too early to make such a claim when there are other potential factors in play?  I’ll ignore the... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today Comment
In Passing

In Passing

Most people regard rail electrification... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today Comment

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