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Parking at core of Scottish transport reforms

Scottish local authorities are to have the power to charge a levy on workplace parking and also prohibit parking on pavements under the new Transport (Scotland) Act. The new Act also covers local bus services and low emission zones in cities. The workplace parking levy (WPL) provisions give local... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Secure bikehangar parking for Enfield

Secure bikehangar parking for Enfield

Enfield Council will be rolling out 180 secure cycle parking spaces for use by residents of the north London borough. The council’s Cycle... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News
16 Oct 2019Parking Review Features
A city can only be as smart as its citizens

A city can only be as smart as its citizens

Juliana O'Rourke

In recent years, the idea of a ‘smart city’ has shifted from science fiction to meaningless buzzword to –... continue

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16 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News
Fostering public and private sector innovation

Fostering public and private sector innovation

Since 2014, Innovate UK has invested around £1.3 billion to help businesses across the country to innovate, with match funding from industry taking the total value of projects... continue

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16 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News
Future mobility impacts

Future mobility impacts

Digital connectivity is the 'golden thread' in the future mobility agenda, enabling new... continue

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14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News

Cyclists portrayed as both aggressors and the victims of motorists’ rage

Rik Thomas

Two very different perspectives on the country’s cyclists appeared in the media in late September/early October. On 27 September, for example, Eastern Daily Press business editor Richard Porritt asked rhetorically if “Some cyclists [are] just yobs in tight shorts?” “Why... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor

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...

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Edinburgh unveils strategy to ‘transform’ city centre streets

Edinburgh unveils strategy to ‘transform’ city centre streets

Deniz Huseyin

A £341m plan to introduce vehicle-free streets and... continue

27 Sep 2019Local Transport Today News
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Private bike hire plan proposed for Aberdeen

Rhodri Clark

Aberdeen City Council officers are recommending that a private model be used for the city’s new bike hire scheme, citing the city’s established car club as evidence that such a model can work effectively in the area. The authority commissioned consultant Sweco to study the options using... continue

27 Sep 2019Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh scraps virtual bike docking system

Edinburgh's pioneering of a hybrid locking system for hire bikes appears to have been to no avail, with the city’s virtual docking stations now facing closure following damage to bicycles. Transport for Edinburgh and operator Serco launched the city’s bike hire scheme in summer 2018. It... continue

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27 Sep 2019Local Transport Today News

Swansea bike hire exends to railway station

Expansion of Swansea’s bike hire scheme is set to include a docking facility at the city’s main railway station. Railway stations are usually prime targets for bike hire schemes, to facilitate hires by people who arrive by train and need onward local transport or by residents who need... continue

27 Sep 2019Local Transport Today News
It’s time to move the private car from star billing to supporting part

It’s time to move the private car from star billing to supporting part

Richard Dilks, CoMoUK

With all due deference to the point that we find what we seek, I have... continue

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25 Sep 2019Local Transport Today News
Landscape Alliance in Scotland to focus on landscape for healthy communities

Landscape Alliance in Scotland to focus on landscape for healthy communities

The Landscape Institute Scotland launched a Scottish Landscape Alliance (SLA) earlier this year, Co-Chaired by Rachel Tennant, Landscape Institute Scotland Chair and Stuart Brooks, Head of Conservation and Policy at National Trust for Scotland, and with Sue Evans as vice-chair of its Landscapes for... continue

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24 Sep 2019Local Transport Today News
Intelligent air quality monitoring

Intelligent air quality monitoring

Not a week goes by without some sort of story that proposes a ban on some sort of vehicle as a way of tackling air quality issues. In... continue

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24 Sep 2019Local Transport Today News
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Superblocks: the health benefits of car-lite living in Barcelona

Superblocks: the health benefits of car-lite living in Barcelona

The city of Barcelona could prevent 667 premature deaths every year by implementing its proposed 'Superblocks' project in its entirety. This result would be achieved mainly as a result of decreased air pollution (NO2), but reductions in traffic noise and... continue

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24 Sep 2019Local Transport Today News

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