oBike dockless bike sharing scheme launches in Oxford

oBike dockless bike sharing scheme launches in Oxford

Dockless bike sharing start-up oBike has launched in Oxford, providing cyclists and cyclists-to-be with a cost effective, convenient and sustainable way of... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Media split on threat to pedestrians posed by cyclists

The government's announcement of a review into whether cycling should be incorporated into dangerous driving laws, prompted by the highly-publicised case where a cyclist was jailed for ‘wanton or furious driving’ after killing a pedestrian, polarised the media along predictable... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Five must-attend reasons to be at Smarter Travel LIVE! on 19 and 20 October

Five must-attend reasons to be at Smarter Travel LIVE! on 19 and 20 October

Smarter Travel LIVE! 2017 offers an expertly-crafted overview of need-to know people, initiatives, products and services – all in one place Resources are squeezed, time is precious and expectations upon local authorities and transport professionals increase.  The travelling public... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Dockless systems set to take shared mobility to a new level

Dockless systems set to take shared mobility to a new level

Beate Kubitz

The emergence of dockless bike share was, not... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today Features

Nissan and Ovo sign vehicle-to-grid deal

Vehicle manufacturer Nissan and energy technology company Ovo have announced plans to launch a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) energy transmission scheme for private customers buying a new Nissan Leaf electric vehicle from January 2018 – which will allow customers to sell energy back to the grid at... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
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BT gets maximum fine for risk to pedestrians

British Telecom (BT) has been fined the maximum fine of £25,000 after Transport for London (TfL) prosecuted the telecommunications giant for serious lapses in safety, which put the public at “significant risk” in Lambeth. This is the second time in 12 months that TfL has taken the... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Red surfacing for tram routes

Edinburgh is installing red-surfaced cycle lanes on a number of key points along the tram route in the city centre. The measures, are the first in a three-phase project to help all road users keep themselves and each other safe when negotiating the capital’s tram tracks. They are aimed at... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Tram operators warned on non-stop movements

Tramway operators have been advised to assess the additional risks where trams pass through stops without pausing, after an investigation into a pedestrian’s death in Sheffield in December. Following a different fatal accident, red cycle lanes will be installed at five Edinburgh locations to... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Group opposes cycling on footpaths

The Open Spaces Society has objected to a Welsh Government proposal to allow cycling on all footpaths, saying the plans are “a muddle” and fail to mention the Active Travel (Wales) Act. The group was responding to a new consultation that proposed that cycling should be allowed on... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Glasgow bus operators react angrily to council’s LEZ plans

Glasgow bus operators react angrily to council’s LEZ plans

Rhodri Clark

Glasgow City Council has sparked anger among bus... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

‘Support those with hidden disabilities’

More must be done to help those with “hidden disabilities” to use public transport or the pedestrian environment, a new guidance note from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport  (CILT) states.  The guidance, by CILT’s Accessibility & Inclusion Forum, is... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Tyre and brake wear chief source of particulates

Paul Withrington Transport Watch Northampton NN2

My letter, “The guess work behind Michael Gove’s fossil fuel car ban”, (LTT 15 Sep), needs following up.  In it I pointed out the weak basis for the Great Dirty Diesel Scare and that only a fraction of the supposed mortality burden of particulates, e.g. 16 days out of the six... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Drink driving, replacement bus, free passes, art busses

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the maximum legal blood alcohol drink-driving limit in the UK (80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, then and now) and official statistics on alcohol-related road deaths, which began in 1979, indicate that the number of fatalities caused by... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today Comment
Distance guidelines not fair reflection on how far people are willing to cycle and walk

Distance guidelines not fair reflection on how far people are willing to cycle and walk

Nick Bunn and Gareth Wakenshaw are transport planners at professional services firm WYG

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13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today Comment
13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today Features
Continuity is driving force behind smarter solutions

Continuity is driving force behind smarter solutions

Annette Smith

Judging from this year’s Smarter Travel LIVE!... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today Features
Will dockless bike hire alter  short journey travel habits?

Will dockless bike hire alter short journey travel habits?

Patrick McDonnell

The dockless bike hire market has taken off in the UK over... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today Features
Risk of poorly-maintained roads to cyclists' health highlighted

Risk of poorly-maintained roads to cyclists' health highlighted

Lee Baker

Cyclists are risking permanent nerve damage due to poor road... continue

8 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
6 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Autonomous last mile delivery pod to be unveiled at Smarter Travel LIVE!

Autonomous last mile delivery pod to be unveiled at Smarter Travel LIVE!

Propelmee, an autonomous mobility software provider with specialist expertise in perception, will unveil its last mile delivery pod ‘Go4’ at the Smarter Travel show in Milton Keynes on 19 & 20 October. ‘Go4’ will appear on the ‘Street of the... continue

5 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

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