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Why aren’t wheelchair users consulted on supposedly ‘disability-friendly’ bus designs?

Why aren’t wheelchair users consulted on supposedly ‘disability-friendly’ bus designs?
Mike Harrison

As a wheelchair user living just outside Edinburgh in Midlothian who makes about 24-28 journeys a week on Lothian Buses, buses are very important to me. The introduction of the low floor bus over the past 15 years or so has radically transformed my travel... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Comment

All aboard for change

With each passing month, 2019 looks more and more like a turning point for UK public transport operations because of changes within its own sphere – regardless of future impacts from Brexit, the change of Prime Minister, the outcome of the Keith Williams rail review and tech... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Re-thinking walking and cycling in the route to sustainable travel

I t was always mistaken to think that transport is only about vehicles. The logic was flawed, for many interlocking reasons including its failure to deliver promised benefits even on the classical rather narrow appraisal criteria dominated by speed. Walking and cycling are more important for... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Comment
London parking standards: the battle that never was

London parking standards: the battle that never was
Michael Bach, Planning, environment and transport committee chair London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies

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7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Statistics show rail’s vital role in building Britain
Philippa Edmunds Freight on Rail manager Campaign for Better Transport London EC1M

Two recent key reports from the National Infrastructure Commission and the Committee on Climate Change highlight that it is imperative that transport reduces its emissions (‘Shifting goods from rail to road could help fight climate change, says NIC’ LTT 26 Apr, and ‘Drilling into... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Rutland may be small but we do exist!
Rebecca Johnson Senior transport manager Rutland County Council Oakham Rutland LE15

Thank you for an interesting article on Lincolnshire County Council’s Transport Connect operation (‘Lincolnshire’s Teckal bus firm grows beyond expectations’ LTT 10 May).  Can I just point out one small error – Ketton is in Rutland not Northamptonshire.  We... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Comment
In Passing - HS2 - Concrete Society Award 1971 - M4 Relief Road

In Passing - HS2 - Concrete Society Award 1971 - M4 Relief Road

Will it be built or won’t it? City AM newspaper has assessed the likelihood of HS2 going ahead under each of the candidates to lead the Conservative Party. In order of the likelihood (according to the bookies) of them being our next great... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Comment

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