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Yorkshire Post columnist comes down against HS2

On 7 July, Yorkshire Post columnist Jayne Dowle was unequivocal that the proposed HS2 high-speed rail network was poor value for money. “When you look at HS2 in the context of everything else that the UK needs right now, in the cold light of 2017, it seems like an indulgence,” she began. “The problem is that this ambitious plan was conceived and sketched out in what seems like a different age. This was before Brexit. Before Scotland threatened to break with the rest of the United Kingdom. Before the ferocity of domestic terrorism took hold. And before we ended up with a General Election and a Prime Minister in charge with such a fragile grasp on power. “I’m just an ordinary person, not the Prime Minister,“ Dowle added. “However, if you put me... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Dockless bike hires criticised in Manchester and London

On 16 July The Guardian was mercilessly critical of the bicycle hire scheme that was launched in Manchester a few weeks ago (Media Monitor, 23 Jun). “I really wanted to believe that Mancunians could be trusted with nice things,” the paper’s northern editor, Helen Pidd, began.... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Heathrow growth and Wolfson prize reinvigorate road pricing debate

Heathrow growth and Wolfson prize reinvigorate road pricing debate
Rik Thomas

The subject of road pricing made a return to the pages of the... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor

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