Spot the connection: 86% of UK children breathe harmful levels of toxic air and traffic congestion reaches crisis point across UK

Spot the connection: 86% of UK children breathe harmful levels of toxic air and traffic congestion reaches crisis point across UK

As Unicef published its latest briefing on air pollution, stating that across 86% of the UK, children are breathing in harmful levels of toxic air that can harm their lungs, damage the development of their brains and stunt their growth, new figures from Close Brothers Asset Finance’s quarterly survey of businesses in the UK and Ireland suggest that traffic congestion is... continue

6 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

TfL backs down on KSI target

Transport for London has back-tracked on a late change to the road safety targets in borough’s  third Local Implementation Plans (LIPs).  The mayor’s transport strategy sets a target for a 65 per cent reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) on the... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

TfL plays down data showing 26% KSI rise

Transport for London this week played down provisional data showing a 26 per cent rise in the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSIs) on London’s roads, saying that the figure was likely to be adjusted downwards.  Provisional casualty figures for quarter 3 (July-September)... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Wandsworth claims 20mph limits success

The London Borough of Wandsworth has reported a nine per cent drop in casualties on streets covered by 20mph limits. But the data also shows a 28 per cent drop in casualties across all roads in the borough during the same time period.  Wandsworth implemented a borough-wide 20mph speed limit on... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Let us pilot lorry safety permits – City

The City of London Corporation has proposed becoming a pilot for Transport for London’s stricter lorry safety standards. The Corporation supports Transport for London’s proposed safety permit scheme (LTT 14 Dec 18) but says a “more ambitious timeline is required in the context of... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
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National Travel Survey to ask if respondents suffer loneliness

National Travel Survey to ask if respondents suffer loneliness

Andrew Forster

Participants in England’s National Travel Survey (NTS)... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Liverpool/Wirral miss out on pod study cash

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has rejected proposals for studies into new people mover technologies, such as pods, in Liverpool city centre and the Wirral.  The CA invited constituent authorities to bid for a share of £500,000 of DfT Transforming Cities Fund grant for studies... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Bike lane appeal lost

The Court of Appeal has rejected Transport for London’s  bid to overturn a High Court judgment that has blocked construction of a Cycle Superhighway.  Last September the High Court blocked Transport for London’s plan to start construction of Cycle Superhighway 11, between... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Foot crossing impasse goes to public inquiry

Foot crossing impasse goes to public inquiry

A public inquiry will be held in May into Network Rail’s closure of a foot crossing in Deganwy in North Wales, and Conwy County Borough Council’s formal Order for... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

DfT’s 20mph research exposes another road safety myth

Paul Biggs Environment spokesman Alliance of British Drivers Tamworth, Staffs B77

The embarrassing fiasco of 20mph limit campaign group 20’s Plenty for Us trying, but failing miserably, to rubbish an expert independent report on the failure of signed-only 20mph limits to reduce casualties, exemplifies what is wrong with groups meddling in road safety that seem to lack... continue

15 Feb 2019Local Transport Today Comment
13 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Shared mobility success needs collaboration more than competition

Shared mobility success needs collaboration more than competition

It’s clear that the auto industry has its sights on shared mobility, but in a model that is much closer to Uber and Lyft’s taxi-alternative than true co-mobility or shared modes such as Uber Pool or Lyft Line, which connect potential clients with... continue

12 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
12 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
11 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Rail finance meets smart contracting

Rail finance meets smart contracting

Joseph Potvin

Advances in technology may provide new opportunities in metropolitan railway finance, says Joseph... continue

11 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
Towards a rail industry that supports local growth and boosts local economies

Towards a rail industry that supports local growth and boosts local economies

Campaign for Better Transport has called on the Government to invest £4.8 billion in expanding the railway network to reach the most disconnected and disadvantaged communities. In a new report, The case for expanding the rail network, it outlines how a national reopening programme would... continue

11 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

Shared Mobility Pledges: accelerate the growth and quality of shared transport services

CoMoUK is joining forces with European partners to create The Shared Mobility Pledge as part of the ShareNorth programme. The pledge scheme will be launched at the Shared Transport Masterclass in Leicester on Friday 22nd February, during which participants will work together to determine the key... continue

11 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
6 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
£6 million to support ultra-low emission taxis

£6 million to support ultra-low emission taxis

The government has awarded more than £6 million to support ultra-low emission taxis right across the country, furthering its ambition for a zero emission future. The... continue

6 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
6 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News
6 Feb 2019Local Transport Today News

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