Two new NZ reports identify barriers and motivators to walking

Two new NZ reports identify barriers and motivators to walking

Juliana O'Rourke

Research published recently by Kantar for the NZ Transport Agency aims to fill a gap in terms of robust national models and tools that provide customer levels of service information... continue

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17 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Polls to cut through active travel ‘noise’

Polls to cut through active travel ‘noise’

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has told councils to conduct opinion surveys to cut through the “noise” generated by active travel schemes, such as... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Transport projects to benefit from £4bn Levelling Up Fund

Transport projects to benefit from £4bn Levelling Up Fund

Andrew Forster

The Chancellor this week  announced a new... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Local Tories oppose removal of W Sussex pop-up bike lane

West Sussex County Council is promising to install a high quality permanent cycleway in Shoreham after local councillors complained about the council’s decision to remove a ‘pop-up’ temporary lane  only installed this summer.   Conservative-controlled West Sussex this... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Ford creates research fund to study e-scooter use in the UK

Ford-owned e-scooter company Spin has launched a  £100,000 UK micromobility research fund.  The funding will pay for researchers to analyse the behaviour of e-scooter riders and the challenges and opportunities for integrating e-scooter use into the urban infrastructure. The first... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Brighton to fund bike hire growth

Brighton to fund bike hire growth

Brighton & Hove City Council is to borrow £1.17m to expand the city’s public bike hire scheme, including the... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

TfL launches tender for capital to join the e-scooter movement

Trials of e-scooter rental are up and running in many parts of England under the Government-backed programme. E-scooter operators have been clamouring for a London trial, not only because the capital is a potentially lucrative market but because a scheme in the world city is expected to do wonders... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
England’s coronavirus travel restrictions to be relaxed

England’s coronavirus travel restrictions to be relaxed

A limited recovery in travel demand across England is expected from 2 December when the national Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, that have been in place since 5 November, end.    Under the national... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Scots confined to travel in council areas

Residents in many parts of Scotland cannot travel beyond their local authority boundaries without a reasonable excuse under new laws introduced to tackle Covid-19. Regulations came into force in Scotland last week supporting the Scottish Government’s five levels of restriction to control the... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
The future is smart: the transition from free-floating to smart parking

The future is smart: the transition from free-floating to smart parking

Most current shared micromobility services originate from the Chinese bike-share wave that landed in Western countries in 2017. Ofo and Mobike turned the free-floating model into the most common and most scalable, disrupting the established public bike-share industry.... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Ealing to enforce Low Traffic Neighbourhoods using cameras

Ealing to enforce Low Traffic Neighbourhoods using cameras

Mark Moran

Ealing Council is to enforce its trial Low Traffic... continue

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26 Nov 2020Parking Review News
Transport is not gender-neutral: could catering for women's trips reduce car dependency?

Transport is not gender-neutral: could catering for women's trips reduce car dependency?

Juliana O'Rourke

It is now well established that transport is not gender-neutral. Women and men have... continue

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23 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Smart parking will be key to London's e-scooter trial – analysis shows how it could be implemented

Smart parking will be key to London's e-scooter trial – analysis shows how it could be implemented

Juliana O'Rourke

E-scooter rental will be available in London from spring 2021, thanks to a new trial announced... continue

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19 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Reactions to UK's 'Green Industrial Revolution': where's the new cash?

Reactions to UK's 'Green Industrial Revolution': where's the new cash?

Juliana O'Rourke

Covering clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies,... continue

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19 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
#8Investments toolkit provides a roadmap for physical activity investment

#8Investments toolkit provides a roadmap for physical activity investment

Juliana O'Rourke

The International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) has... continue

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17 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

West Sussex to scrap pop-up cycle lanes

West Sussex County Council has signalled the end for its ‘pop-up’ cycle lanes that have attracted thousands of complaints. The council implemented seven schemes this summer with funding from the DfT’s Covid-19 Emergency Active Travel Fund. Plastic wands were used to separate the... continue

16 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Cornwall seeks active travel advice

Cornwall Council is procuring a two-year contract for travel behaviour change advisors to support the council’s capital investment in active travel measures. The advisors will liaise with key employers, schools, colleges and community groups and recommend how best to accommodate walkers and... continue

16 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
The urgent case for more walking and cycling in the UK: evidence to support LTNs

The urgent case for more walking and cycling in the UK: evidence to support LTNs

Juliana O'Rourke

The Walking and Cycling Alliance, comprising Bicycle Association, British... continue

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16 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Surrey ends support for cycle event

Surrey County Council is ending its support for a 100-mile cycle event inspired by the London 2012 Olympics, citing opposition to the event from many residents. The ‘Prudential Ride London Surrey’ event has taken place every year since 2013, with the main 100-mile mass participation... continue

16 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

More e-scooter rental trials announced

More councils in England have awarded contracts for e-scooter rental schemes. The operators are: Nottingham: Wind Mobility Derby: Wind Mobility Salford: Lime  Yeovil: Zwings  Taunton: Zipp Mobility Canterbury in Kent: Bird Luton: Ginger The Nottingham scheme features more than 200... continue

16 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Voi trials e-scooter pedestrian detection

E-scooter rental firm Voi is to trial pedestrian detection technology on its scooters in Northampton. If successful, the equipment could be rolled out to schemes across Europe.  Swedish firm Voi has teamed up with Dublin-based smart city’ tech firm Luna, whose  camera sensors and... continue

16 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

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