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The UK is ready to take the e-scooter journey to transform city centres

The UK is ready to take the e-scooter journey to transform city centres
Fredrik Hjelm Voi Technology

Imagine a UK city centre, free from cars, from fumes and from the noise caused by vehicles large and small. That vision has come another step closer with the Department for Transport’s new consultation on... continue

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3 Apr 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Peter Stonham

Peter Stonham

We may hate the virus but some think we ought to hate ourselves

This week LTT begins a series of  articles exploring the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic may have on the world of...

3 Apr 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

Net Zero requires reappraisal of the road programme: but how?

In February the Court of Appeal ruled against Heathrow’s third runway proposal because it had not taken account the...

3 Apr 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Legend has it that a Scots-NI link is a waste of money
Alasdair Macmillan Lyndhurst Kent KT24

This proposed tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland (“NI link ‘will be a tunnel’” LTT 20 Mar) is a romantic project – setting the skills of 21st century tunnelling engineers against the aspirations of Finn McCool who, in antiquity, allegedly built a Causeway... continue

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3 Apr 2020Local Transport Today Comment

A real emergency delivers brief respite from climate doomsters
Paul Biggs Environment spokesman Alliance of British Drivers Tamworth, Staffs B77

The ‘Green Blob’ are clearly frustrated that a real emergency in the form of a deadly pandemic has resulted in daily climate doom-mongering being displaced by Covid-19 updates.  That said, every cloud has a silver lining for misanthropes who think that the temporary serious... continue

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3 Apr 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Commandeer bus fleets and hotels for hospital staff?
John Helm Chatham ME4

As the Covid-19 outbreak continues, may I humbly suggest – to allay public transport health concerns – that some of the buses, coaches and taxis made redundant by this crisis be commandeered (and sanitised) by the Government, then used to move NHS and other key workers to and from their... continue

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3 Apr 2020Local Transport Today Comment

The more things change, the more they stay the same
Tim Larner Harrogate HG1

What a delight to receive a pdf copy of LTT in my in-box last week! Having been with you from Issue 1 until a few years ago, I had got over my withdrawal symptoms after a few months. But it was like I’d never been away: West Yorkshire consulting on light rail systems, FirstGroup declaring it... continue

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3 Apr 2020Local Transport Today Comment

In Passing

  A whole university course could be taught about the politics of transport in Cambridgeshire, such are its labyrinthine plots. Things became even more confusing last month when the combined authority’s major James Palmer gave answers to two questions about the future of the... continue

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3 Apr 2020Local Transport Today Comment

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