19 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News
16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Code of conduct for City’s cycle tours

The Corporation of London has introduced a code of conduct for cycle tour groups using its narrow lanes and streets. The code requires firms to avoid riding on busy, narrow lanes and streets if a safe alternative route can be found. Operators will need to dismount on any narrow City streets... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Scots draft NTS light on new proposals

Transport Scotland has published a new draft national transport strategy for consultation.  The document contains few policy proposals.  It speaks of embedding the “sustainable travel hierarchy” in decision-making, promoting walking, “wheeling” (travel by... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Major fall in Belfast bike hire vandalism

Overnight closure of docking stations in problem areas is one of the methods that have dramatically reduced vandalism to Belfast’s hire bikes, the city council said this week. Damage to hire bikes has been a problem in several UK cities. Last year Mobike cited unsustainable losses from theft... continue

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16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

E-scooters rule, ok?

Summertime and the opportunity to catch up on some reading. In our case, that hasn’t gone far beyond a fascinating feature from The Times at the end of July about e-scooters (‘E-scooters: Voi, Bird and the battle to lead the market’). These souped-up versions of children’s... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Buses and pedestrians are an uncomfortable mix

Francis King, Bath, BA2

You report the decision by Oxfordshire County Council to allow buses to continue using Queen Street (‘Plan to pedestrianise Oxford shopping street abandoned’ LTT 02 Aug). In an interesting but mild article, is this rather alarming paragraph: “[Simon] Furlong [Oxford’s... continue

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16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Comment
Bike and scooter hire schemes lauded as the way forward for European cities

Bike and scooter hire schemes lauded as the way forward for European cities

Rik Thomas

On 8th August Bikebiz, a magazine aimed at the cycling retail industry,... continue

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16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor
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16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Schlebusch leaves Nextbike

Sebastian Schlebusch has left his position as head of international development at bike hire firm Nextbike. ... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today People
Can Boardman deliver gold for Gtr Manchester’s streets?

Can Boardman deliver gold for Gtr Manchester’s streets?

If Chris Boardman’s vision becomes reality, ten years from now streets across Greater Manchester will feel very different, with cars no longer dominant, and more space for people on foot or on bikes. He... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Features
Hospital parking: A transport consultant’s diagnosis

Hospital parking: A transport consultant’s diagnosis

Ian Bewick

The topic of parking at hospitals is never far from... continue

10 Aug 2019Parking Review Opinion
10 Aug 2019Parking Review Features
Is the energy transition moving fast enough? The jury is out...

Is the energy transition moving fast enough? The jury is out...

Juliana O'Rourke

Is the energy transition moving fast enough to meet climate... continue

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7 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News
Sport England and Royal College of GPs launch Active Practice Charter

Sport England and Royal College of GPs launch Active Practice Charter

Sport England and Royal College of GPs (RCGP) launch Active Practice Charter. The aim is to 'inspire and celebrate GP practices that are taking steps to increase activity in their patients and staff'. With one in four people saying they would be more active if it... continue

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7 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News
Nextbike stripped of contract to operate West Mids bike hire

Nextbike stripped of contract to operate West Mids bike hire

Andrew Forster

Transport for the West Midlands is to procure a new bike... continue

2 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Carriageway parking for dockless bike hire

The London Borough of Richmond may designate parking for dockless bike hire on the carriageway as well as on footways.  “Most regular public cycle parking is located on footways,” Paul Chadwick, Richmond’s director of environment and community services, told councillors.... continue

2 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Bill tabled to regulate dockless bike hire

A Private Member’s Bill to regulate dockless bike hire operations has been introduced to the House of Commons.  The Dockless Bikeshare (Regulation) Bill is being promoted by Daniel Zeichner, the Labour MP for Cambridge.    “Currently, a provider can set up a scheme... continue

2 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Dockless trial in Square Mile

A trial of dockless bikes is underway in the City of London  with two operators, though a third has continued to run a scheme without the City’s support. In March, the Corporation of London announced a six-month trial of a new approach to managing dockless bike hire operations. Seven... continue

2 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News
Back up active travel words with cash, MPs tell ministers

Back up active travel words with cash, MPs tell ministers

Andrew Forster

The House of Commons transport committee has called on... continue

2 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

TfL issues database of cycling facilities

Transport for London has launched a cycling infrastructure database, containing the location of more than 240,000 pieces of cycling infrastructure in the capital, including bike parking and cycle lanes.  Every street in the city has been surveyed to compile the database, which documents... continue

2 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

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