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Are customers short-changed by public inconvenience?
Rhodri Clark

Millions of pounds have been invested in making Britain’s railways more accessible to all, but is the effort being undermined by the general... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Let’s explore smart solutions to free up more rail capacity
Jonathan Tyler

The capacity of any section of railway is only determined in part by physical characteristics such as the number of tracks, permitted speeds and the signalling. Equally important are decisions about the design of the timetable. A line where homogenous trains all run at the same speed and call at... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

The 1950s battle against smog can clarify the ills of car dependency

I guess that not many readers of LTT will actually remember the reality of smog. The dark, filthy air was a mixture of smoke...

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today Comment
Re-think of side road junction layouts needed to ensure priority for pedestrians

Re-think of side road junction layouts needed to ensure priority for pedestrians
Lucy Marstrand

The other day I saw a heavily pregnant woman walking across a side road... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Bus operators have key role to play in developing MaaS
Steve Ward, Brighton, BS6

The Urban Transport Group's report on Mobility as a Service (LTT 13 Sep) highlights some of the commercial challenges in providing customers with “the full range of modes when they need them” at a price that makes sense to the provider and the individual mobility operators.  The... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Transport is poorly equipped to deal with climate events
Nick Richardson, Portsmouth, PO6

Your enlightening focus on climate change in recent issues shows how polarised views can become. On the one hand, there are those who are convinced that climate change is a direct result of human activity (doom-mongers) and on the other hand there is a scientific community that is not convinced of... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Populist decisions often made about transport interventions
Tiff Lynch, Tonbridge, TN9

I'm still pondering Brian Dalton's analysis (“Climate threat means Britain must become a nanny state”, LTT 13 Sep). It is a shame that he likened climate change deniers to those who are still campaigning for a Brexit Remain option (or a well-informed Second Referendum?). Climate change... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Steps being taken to tackle pavement parking in Wales
Phil Jones, Chairman PJA Group, Birmingham, B31

In John Dales’ article ‘Pavement Parking: all the rage’ (LTT 13 Sep), he noted that the “situation in Wales…is – to me at least – unclear”. I’m pleased to be able to enlighten John and your readers. Lee Waters AM, the Deputy Minister for... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today Comment
CYCLOPS perpetuates flaws of traditional junction design

CYCLOPS perpetuates flaws of traditional junction design
Rik Andrew, London, SE6

With reference to Greater Manchester Authority’s... continue

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