Our cycle path signage is all wrong, Cardiff Council admits

Our cycle path signage is all wrong, Cardiff Council admits

Rhodri Clark

The City of Cardiff Council is to remove recently installed  signage on a shared pedestrian/cycle path that sees the cycle route end at every bus stop.  The authority... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Funding and Devolution Workshop: Transport and Health Summit 2017, Bristol, 24 February

Funding and Devolution Workshop: Transport and Health Summit 2017, Bristol, 24 February

Transport and Health Summit 2017, Bristol, 24 February, 12 am Funding and Devolution Workshop: Agenda  Objectives of Workshop Network and meet others outside their own day-to-day networks: expect ideas to be shared through chatting (need to make allowance for this). Share challenges faced and pick up good ideas from others:... continue

22 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Transport & Environmental Health Workshop @ Sustainable Transport & Health Summit, February 24, Bristol

Transport & Environmental Health Workshop @ Sustainable Transport & Health Summit, February 24, Bristol

Transport & Health Summit 2017 takes place in Bristol on the 23 and 24 Febrary. The key focus group/workshop session on Transport & Environmental Health will take place on February 24 at 12.00 during this event. More information online The workshop will explore issues relating to improving air quality, lowering emissions and congestion reduction for smarter fleet... continue

21 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
£4m funding boost for technology designed to cut congestion

£4m funding boost for technology designed to cut congestion

Patrick McDonnell

The government has today awarded £4m in funding to... continue

21 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Integrating physical activity into our everyday lives

Integrating physical activity into our everyday lives

Esther Anaya and Julian Sanchez

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17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features
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Building connected communities

Building connected communities

Phillip Watson

The pitfall of focusing solely on efficacy or cost is that it’s often to the... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features
Streets of the Future will be shaped by data

Streets of the Future will be shaped by data

These days we hear a lot about the importance of data in the transport sector, and it is my contention that the advent of the digital age, driven by data, will come to be... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features

Dubious criteria used in longer lorry safety research

Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail manager, Campaign for Better Transport, London N1

The Government is ignoring its own safety statistics in its 7ft longer lorries trial evaluation (‘Longer lorry trial expanded’ LTT 03 Feb). These show that existing full length HGVs have consistently been involved in around six times more fatal crashes than cars on local/urban roads... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Comment

TfL promotes Healthy Streets

Transport for London has set out its approach to managing the capital’s streets for the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users in a new Healthy Streets strategy. TfL describes the ‘Healthy Streets Approach’ as the “system of policies and strategies to help... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Capital’s bike hire hits 10 million mark

London’s Santander cycle hire scheme saw 10.3 million hires last year, 4.4% up on 2015, according to figures released by Transport for London. Last July was the busiest month on record, with 1.2 million hires. The number of hires made in January this year was 638,491, compared with 586,325... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

In Passing

We’ve been critical of the secrecy surrounding the Local Growth Fund in the past: large sums of public money awarded to business-led Local Enterprise Partnerships whose bids are typically drawn up with no public engagement whatsoever. But it gets worse, because the press releases issued to... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Comment
Swansea reveals new vision for heavily trafficked street

Swansea reveals new vision for heavily trafficked street

Rhodri Clark

The City and County of Swansea Council plans to remodel... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Public debate on travel demand

The Commission on Travel Demand has announced a public debate after its first evidence meeting in Leeds on the 7 March. The debate topic is: ‘This house believes that forecasting has had its day’. Booking is required to attend the event, which runs from 17.30 to 18.45 at the Institute... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

AVs ‘must consider needs of disabled’

The needs of the disabled must be fully considered in the design of autonomous vehicles (AVs) and in policies governing their use, according to consultancy Not for Profit Planning. David Hunter, who runs the Edinburgh-based consultant, says: “It is easy to envisage the advantages that... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Insurance reforms to pave the way for autonomous vehicles

Andrew Forster

The Government is to reform motor vehicle insurance legislation to make it suitable for autonomous vehicles (AVs).   UK motor vehicle insurance is currently based on insuring the driver of the vehicle, rather than the vehicle itself. “In an AV, as the driver can be out of the loop, this... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Second council rejects stronger SEStran

A second council in central Scotland has refused to support the South East Scotland Transport Partnership’s (SEStran) proposal to play a bigger role in the area’s transport planning.   Clackmannanshire Council says SEStran has not made the case for moving from a model one to a... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Road traffic volumes reach record heights

Road traffic in Britain hit a record high in 2016, according to provisional figures published by the DfT. The estimate of 320.5 billion vehicle miles is 1.2% higher than 2015 and 2% higher than the pre-recession peak in the year ending September 2007.  It is 16.9% higher than 20 years ago... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Cambridge to host free-floating bike hire

A ‘free-floating’  bike sharing scheme is to be launched in Cambridge by Chinese company Ofo. Free-floating schemes dispense with the need for expensive docking stations. Users can instead lock the bike to conventional bike parking. Bikes available for hire can be located using a... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Uncertain future for Readybike scheme

Reading’s bike hire scheme, Readybike, will close this summer unless the council succeeds in procuring a new operator on subsidy-free terms.  Readybike was launched in 2014 and has about 200 bikes distributed across 29 docking stations. The scheme is operated by Hourbike, which receives... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Hourbike offers flexible fees in Brighton bike hire scheme

Andrew Forster

A new bike hire scheme in Brighton and Hove will feature differential pricing rates depending on whether users leave their bikes at designated docking stations or in ordinary bike parking. Brighton & Hove City Council has awarded Hourbike the contract to operate the scheme,   which will be... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

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