A plan for re-introducing walking as an integral part of London's transport network

A plan for re-introducing walking as an integral part of London's transport network

All over the world, we are observing the trend towards pedestrianising whole districts rather than individual streets. Zaha Hadid Architects has proposed ‘Walkable London’, a full-scale network of pedestrian routes which will create... continue

23 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
App meets bus in Citymapper's new hybrid bus-taxi service

App meets bus in Citymapper's new hybrid bus-taxi service

Following its trial of bus services in London last year, travel app Citymapper has finally launched what it terms ‘The Responsive Network: a  solution for dynamic shared transportation in cities’. The... continue

23 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
Two new shared transport services launch in London after TfL grants licences

Two new shared transport services launch in London after TfL grants licences

Following entrance to multiple markets in the United States, Chariot  is launching its daily commuter shuttle service in London, to 'make getting around the city easier'. Chariot London is the latest of Ford’s European initiatives, accelerating the development of its smart mobility... continue

23 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
British Parking Awards 2018 finalists revealed

British Parking Awards 2018 finalists revealed

The British Parking Awards 2018 attracted around 100 entries from across the country, from which a short list of finalists has been selected. The entries have been assessed by a panel... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News
Big Bike Revival is back again after securing DfT grant

Big Bike Revival is back again after securing DfT grant

Deniz Huseyin

Cycling UK is to run its Big Bike Revival across... continue

17 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Need for fast cars debated

“Why can cars break the speed limit?” the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) asked rhetorically on its website on 1 February. “Nobody would suggest that cars driven within speed limits present no road danger, but we have yet to hear a rational argument for why cars need the... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Roads policing chief has a conflict of interest

Terry Hudson Whitstable Kent CT5

Your item, “Zero tolerance call for speeders ‘impractical’” (LTT01 Feb) failed, like many others, to mention that chief constable Anthony Bangham, road policing lead for the National Police Chiefs’ Council, is also the chairman and director of a private company... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Limit pensioners’ free bus travel to their local area

Gordon Bell Richmond Surrey TW10

Once again your publication addresses the issue of the national concessionary travel scheme and whether changes are needed to provide a system that better supports local operators and better meets the legitimate wants and needs of pensioners (Letters LTT 2 Feb). John Disney argues for a national... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Lord Adonis - Nusrat Ghani - WiFi Welsh Rail

Is former transport secretary and Government infrastructure adviser Lord Adonis struggling to come to terms with no longer being in a position of influence? It looks so, judging by his latest Tweets. Responding to a report in The Times of archaeologists criticising Highways England’s A303... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Comment
The way we’re travelling is changing fast – but the law isn’t keeping up

The way we’re travelling is changing fast – but the law isn’t keeping up

David Young

With all the talk of autonomous and electric cars, hyper loops, bi-mode... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Comment
The politics and power games of implementing MaaS

The politics and power games of implementing MaaS

One dividend from the rapid developments in information technology has been the emergence of the concept of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in the form of the integration of multi-modal information,... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Features
Time to rethink what kerbsides are for?

Time to rethink what kerbsides are for?

Alistair Kirkbride

To move, we occasionally need to stop. Indeed, we could look at door-to-door / end-to-end journeys by designing how... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Tackling data challenges to unlock the brave new world of MaaS

Tackling data challenges to unlock the brave new world of MaaS

Johan Herrlin

We’re on the verge of a huge shift in the way we live... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Comment
16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing
Councils and operators ask DfT for more powers to control bike share

Councils and operators ask DfT for more powers to control bike share

Juliana O’Rourke

The DfT’s Bike Share masterclass held last week in Leicester... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Features

Police use trucks to enforce road laws

Police forces across England are using unmarked lorry tractor units to detect dangerous driving on England’s strategic road network.  Highways England says a two-year trial using one cab and involving 28 police forces has led to 4,176 drivers being stopped and given a verbal warning or... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Strengthen London and SE governance ties, say think tanks

Relationships between local government in London and its surroundings should be strengthened in order to improve spatial, economic and transport planning, according to a joint report by the Centre for London and the Southern Policy Centre think tanks. Joint working between London government and the... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Khan’s parking controls won’t work – outer London boroughs

London mayor Sadiq Khan’s plan to impose strict limits on car parking provision in new outer London residential developments could lead to parking “misery” for residents, a borough has warned.  The draft London Plan proposes that outer London boroughs set maximum residential... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Online reporting for road accidents

Drivers across Britain will be able to report road accidents to the police online or by phone under proposed reforms published for consultation by the DfT. Of the 140,000 personal injury accidents reported in Great Britain each year, about 80 per cent are recorded by police attending the accident... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Kent’s trunk road shopping list

Kent County Council wants the DfT to trunk three roads in the county and fund a number of improvements to complement the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. The DfT is currently consulting on whether parts of the road network should be trunked or detrunked (LTT05 Jan). Kent  suggests the following... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

TfL must up its game on new mobility systems – Assembly

Andrew Forster

Transport for London needs to play a stronger role in shaping how emerging transport technologies serve the capital, the London Assembly’s transport committee said this week. It calls for a licensing system for dockless bike hire schemes and legislative reforms to manage demand responsive bus... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

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