15 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Ofo pulls out of London boroughs

Dockless bike hire firm Ofo has announced it is pulling out of the London boroughs of Waltham Forest, Richmond, Wandsworth and Redbridge as well as half of Southwark. The Chinese firm said the boroughs do not attract enough users and are “more complicated to manage by our teams”.... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Bike hire operator sought in Bath

Bath and North Somerset Council are seeking a contractor to run an electric cycle hire scheme. Supplier engagement will be held on the 15 October at the Guildhall in Bath. The deadline for applications is 4 December 2018. Interested parties should contact Jo Sammons on 01225477608 or email:... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

IOM launches active travel programme

The Isle of Man Government has launched a £3.8m Active Travel programme, led by charity Sustrans, to get more than 20% of people walking and cycling their everyday journeys by 2021. Sustrans were recruited to work on the four-year programme..... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Bulldozing homes proposed to tackle roadside air pollution

Demolishing houses along one of Britain’s most polluted roads has emerged as one of the best options in a study to address air quality problems. In 2016, it was revealed that A472 Hafod-yr-ynys Road, in the South Wales Valleys, suffered the highest concentrations of roadside nitrogen dioxide... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
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12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

People’s Award shortlist announced

The shortlist for the inaugural People’s Award - which celebrates the positive impact of transport planning projects on communities – has been revealed by the Transport Planning Society. The shortlist includes a vintage bus route in Sevenoaks that has reportedly boosted the local... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
‘Introducing road user charge need not be political suicide’

‘Introducing road user charge need not be political suicide’

Jonas Eliasson

Stockholm’s congestion charge scheme has proved... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Features
Practitioners seek to improve DfT modelling & appraisal tools

Practitioners seek to improve DfT modelling & appraisal tools

Tom van Vuren

The last issue covered the LTT seminar on the future of... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Travel behaviour campaigns must use social media to highlight health benefits

Travel behaviour campaigns must use social media to highlight health benefits

Martin Higgitt

I’ve done my fair share of travel behaviour change programmes in my... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

TfWM, Wales & Borders Railway – War against the motorist

If you are a regular user of Welsh trains and you think that much of the rolling stock you are forced to endure whilst travelling has seen better days then you are not alone – Transport for Wales chief executive James Price agrees with you. “I think people need to be aware that... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

DfT must address true extent of HGV risk on minor roads

Darren Shirley Campaign for Better Transport London N1

Government statistics confirm that urban and rural roads are more dangerous than motorways (ref Road deaths stable but casualties decline) and the latest report on the Department for Transport (DfT) trial of 7ft longer lorries, issued on 19 September 2018, reveals that 38 percent of journeys are... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Assumptions over speed camera stats are fatally flawed

Idris Francis Petersfield Hampshire GU32

“The updated analysis” which the Cambridge authorities state “has resulted in strengthening our recommendations to upgrade our safety camera network” (LTT 28 Sep) remains seriously flawed because its estimate of “normal” pre-installation levels of Fatal and... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Councils need proper powers to combat street clutter

Neil Humphrey Newcastle upon Tyne NE2

As a pedestrian, I read with interest John Dales’ latest column concerning walking (LTT 28 Sept). It is interesting to see that John considers that councils don’t conspire to block footways but simply cock up by allowing street clutter. The issue with phone and media hubs cunningly... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment
6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Pavement trips cost councils at least £2.1m in compensation, says AA

Pavement trips cost councils at least £2.1m in compensation, says AA

Pedestrians were awarded at least £2.1m in compensation after tripping on pavements in the past year, research by the AA has revealed. The motoring association found that 10,572 people made claims against local councils, although only 859 (8%) were successful.... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Tower Hamlets schools to be ‘car-free zones’

Tower Hamlets schools to be ‘car-free zones’

Parents in Tower Hamlets can ask for temporary street closures Schools in east London will be able to pilot streets closures to cars for a few hours a day where parents are... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
29 Sep 2018Parking Review News
Westminster wins legal battle to block cycle superhighway

Westminster wins legal battle to block cycle superhighway

Andrew Forster

The High Court has blocked   a plan to start... continue

28 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Street trading powers ‘can cover bike hire’

The London Borough of Brent says it is confident its use of street trading licences to manage dockless bike hire is lawful, despite the City of London Corporation reaching the opposite conclusion for its own area. Brent announced plans earlier this year to use the street trading licencing powers of... continue

28 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

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