25 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
25 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Snow Hill public realm plan

Snow Hill public realm plan

Birmingham City Council is preparing a £16m public realm and traffic management programme for the... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Segregated bike lane for Birmingham

Construction has begun of a 2.5- mile two-way segregated cycle route on the A38 Bristol Road connecting Selly Oak and the University of Birmingham to the city centre. The track is being installed by Amey in the central reservation of the road.... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Merseytravel begins next stage of bus regulation study

Andrew Forster

Merseytravel is launching the next stage of a review into possible changes to the regulatory framework for buses in the area.  Consultant Steer Davies Gleave recently completed a strategic outline case of the regulatory options available to the Liverpool city region. Merseytravel will now... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Uber acquires US public bike hire operator

Ride hailing app Uber has bought US bike share firm Jump.  In a development towards a more multi-modal offer, Uber in San Francisco recently made Jump’s bright red shared electric bikes available on its app. The trial has developed into Uber buying the company – with reports of a... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Uber’s bike hire buy hailed as start of major expansion

The news that taxi firm Uber is to buy an electric bike hire firm called Jump prompted some analysis of what appeared to be something very like Mobility as a Service in the media, although the term MaaS did not seem to have been used by the papers. Victoria Fritz, the BBC transport’s... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Grimshaw still on the trail to make Britain a cycling nation

Grimshaw still on the trail to make Britain a cycling nation

Geoff Dudley

For over 40 years John Grimshaw has been at the forefront... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today Features

John Dales

John Dales

Never judge a street by its photo

My last two pieces were reflections on different aspects of the process of creating better streets. This time, I want to turn my...

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Cities are our economic powerhouses, so TfN’s inter-urban focus is misguided

Anthony Ray

Transport for the North’s draft strategic transport plan, on which consultation closes next week (17 Apr), is a highly significant development for the whole of the  North of England. So, for the last two years, the various environmental transport organisations in the north, with the... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Seven ways to fast-track capital’s cycle scheme delivery

Seven ways to fast-track capital’s cycle scheme delivery

Rik Andrew London SE6

The overall and major problem with the London Assembly... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Making sense of London’s growing cycle network

Brian Dalton Purley Surrey CR8

I first met Bob Daviesat about the same time he speaks of 30 years ago (Letters LTT 30 Mar), when we were the only ones who arrived at a meeting about cycling on bikes. So he and I have suffered in equal measure about the lack of progress on sustainability.  Constantly we have been told about... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Harris leads Ohmio’s AV drive in Europe

Richard Harris has been appointed director, Europe, for Ohmio Automotion Ltd, a manufacturer of self-driving shuttle vehicles. Ohmio is a spin-off from New Zealand’s HMI Group.  Harris joined HMI last summer from Conduent, where he was director for communications, marketing,... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today People

Torrance appointed director

Walking and cycling consultant Jason Torrance has been appointed clean air cities director for the UK100 Cities Network Ltd.... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today People
12 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
12 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Can towns share the benefits of the new mobility revolution?

Can towns share the benefits of the new mobility revolution?

Britain is awash with innovative transport products and services, either in development or here right now. Most of the innovation is focused on big cities, where commercial operators are most likely to receive good returns on their... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today Features

Scotsman backs call for more space for pedestrians

On 23 March The Scotsman’s transport correspondent, Alastair Dalton, contemplated the ongoing ‘battle’ between pedestrians and motorised vehicles for space in our cities. “They are greener and perhaps safer than other cars, but if the future of our most popular form of... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Nextbike to deliver 5,000 bikes for W Mids dock-based system

Nextbike to deliver 5,000 bikes for W Mids dock-based system

Andrew Forster

Nextbike has won the contract to operate a dock-based bike... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing

TfL prepares road charging guidance

Transport for London is preparing guidance for boroughs on how to implement local road user charging and workplace parking levy schemes. TfL’s new guidance on borough local implementation plans (LIPs) says: “Any net revenue from local borough road user charging or local borough... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

TfL to set boroughs mode split trajectory

Transport for London is to give each London borough a modal split trajectory, to help achieve the mayor’s target for 80 per cent of journeys to be made by public transport, walking or cycling by 2041.  “Each borough will need to contribute to the achievement of an individual... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

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