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Journey apps can help the visually impaired

Aira, along with tech leaders Moovit and Azure Maps, have joined forces to make public transit in and around urban areas more inclusive for blind and low vision riders and others by bringing together the technological expertise of each company to remove barriers that people with vision loss face in... continue

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9 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
A stock take on planning for the Garden Communities programme reveals some 'uncertainty'

A stock take on planning for the Garden Communities programme reveals some 'uncertainty'

Large-scale new developments have a role in helping to meet housing needs, and have at times received formal Government support. The latest iteration – Garden Communities – was launched in 2014, and the programme now includes 49 projects extending across all regions of England. Consultancy Lichfields has reviewed all 49 Garden... continue

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Less affluent families tend to be less active

Less affluent families tend to be less active

Children from less affluent families are less likely to participate in physical activity than their wealthier peers, suggests new figures from Sport England. The data, from the... continue

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9 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Streetlight EV chargers ‘impractical’

Reading borough Council has ruled out installing electric vehicle charging points in lamp posts on most of the residential streets it has surveyed.  Reading received funding from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for the ‘Go Electric Reading’ project to... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Cycle infrastructure fund promised

The Conservatives have promised a new cycle infrastructure fund and mandatory design standards if they win the General Election. “We will create a new £350m Cycling Infrastructure Fund with mandatory design standards for new routes,” says the manifesto, adding: “We will... continue

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Sustrans buoyed by cash for revamp NCN

Sustrans says it has raised enough funding to pay for more than 80 schemes as part of its  plan to improve the National Cycle Network (NCN).  The charity launched a new strategy a year ago, calling for the length of NCN that is traffic-free to double to 10,000 miles by 2040. The NCN is... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
Viewpoint: LCWIPs starting to set active travel agendas

Viewpoint: LCWIPs starting to set active travel agendas

Recent weeks have been a busy time for many authorities completing their local cycling and walking infrastructure plans (LCWIPs). Representing a key means of delivering the Government’s Cycling and Walking... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
Segregated cycleways for Leeds

Segregated cycleways for Leeds

Councillors in Leeds have approved plans for three new segregated cycleways in the city. Lanes will be installed on the... continue

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‘Channel active travel cash to RTPs’

The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership has added its voice to calls for the Scottish Government to channel active travel funding to local government rather than via bodies such as Sustrans.  Dundee City Council raised the idea in its response to Transport Scotland’s national... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Aberdeen procures bike hire

Aberdeen City Council has launched the procurement for a five-year public bike hire contract. ... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

John Dales

John Dales

Give me back my footway

If I appear to be writing articles about the poor quality of the urban walking environment more often than previously,...

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TRANStech Awards 2020 return to the Royal Lancaster Hotel

TRANStech Awards 2020 return to the Royal Lancaster Hotel

Darryl Murdoch

The Second Annual TRANStech Awards has been confirmed to... continue

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It’s hard to be healthy: our decision-makers need to do better – now

It’s hard to be healthy: our decision-makers need to do better – now

Take part in the 4th Annual Public Health & Sustainable Transport Summit next March to shape an urgent agenda for practical change. We can all help to make a significant difference to positive health outcomes through boosting the delivery of active travel and public... continue

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Newcastle pupils are monitoring air quality and helping to inform urban planning

Newcastle pupils are monitoring air quality and helping to inform urban planning

A network of sensors are measuring levels of air pollution outside schools to give policymakers a more accurate picture of the air being breathed in by children. Led by Newcastle University in collaboration with Newcastle City Council, the sensors have been installed outside 22 schools located close to major roads... continue

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25 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Growing interest in Central London walking network plan

Growing interest in Central London walking network plan

Central London streets could be transformed into attractive pedestrian routes under proposals to create a Central London Walking Network connecting major visitor attractions, railway stations and parks. London Living... continue

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22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Brent to open bus lanes to P2Ws

The London Borough of Brent looks set to allow motorbikes and other powered two wheelers to use all bus lanes in the borough, after declaring the success of a trial on the A404 Harrow Road. Officers said no complaints had been received about the A404 scheme implemented last March, and five fewer... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Bike hire for Royal Docks

Transport for London is procuring a trial cycle hire scheme featuring just two docking stations for the Royal Docks in east London. The Greater London Authority will fund all upfront capital costs but will not provide any funding for operation and maintenance.... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

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