Awards to celebrate cycle-rail champions

Awards to celebrate cycle-rail champions

The 2017 National Cycle-Rail awards is now open to nominations. The event, hosted by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) and sponsored by Cyclepods, recognise progress made by the rail industry and associated organisations towards encouraging the integrated use of bikes and train travel. The categories... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Cyclist convicted of GBH after fatal collision with pedestrian

Cyclist convicted of GBH after fatal collision with pedestrian

Mark Moran

A cyclist who knocked over and killed a 44-year-old woman in... continue

23 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Sharp rise in NY cyclists linked to roll-out of bike lanes

Sharp rise in NY cyclists linked to roll-out of bike lanes

Deniz Huseyin

The number of New Yorkers regularly making bike journeys... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

No new bike hire schemes launched.. this week!

Something must be wrong: a fortnight has passed without news of a new dockless bike hire start-up hitting the streets. Or perhaps we just haven’t been paying attention. Fear not, however, for news reaches us of another launch – again in London – very soon. ... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today Comment
Liverpool brings bike hire operations in-house

Liverpool brings bike hire operations in-house

Liverpool City Council is to bring operation of the city’s public bike hire scheme in-house.  The Citybike scheme was launched in 2014 and features about 1,000 bicycles for... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
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DfT probes overseas markets for UK transport enterprises

The UK has world-leading transport consultants who can play a part in winning more work overseas for a post-Brexit UK, a review for the DfT has concluded.  The Department commissioned consultant PwC to assess the capability of the UK’s transport infrastructure supply chain earlier this... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Cambridgeshire prepares legal claim for guided busway repair bill

Cambridgeshire prepares legal claim for guided busway repair bill

Andrew Forster

Cambridgeshire County Council is preparing legal action against... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Colas deploys autonomous vehicle

The world’s first autonomous impact protection vehicle has been introduced in Colorado, United States. The vehicle has been developed in a collaboration between road maintenance firm Colas and US firms Royal Truck and Equipment, and Micro Systems Inc. Impact protection vehicles serve as... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

DfT issues CAV cyber security principles

Key principles for ensuring cyber security for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) have been published by the Government.   “As vehicles get smarter, cyber security in the automotive industry is becoming an increasing concern,” says the guidance, prepared jointly by the DfT... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Safety systems to be tested on London buses

patrick McDonnell

New safety technology including automatic braking and audible warning systems are to be tested on buses in London in a trial run by the Transport Research Laboratory.  Engineers and technical specialists will work with Transport for London (TfL), bus manufacturers and operators to trial a... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

SEStran ponders name change ahead of possible new powers

Andrew Forster

SEStran, the South East Scotland regional transport partnership, may rebrand in an attempt to raise its profile and reduce confusion with active travel charity Sustrans.  SEStran business partner Keith Fisken told last week’s board meeting that the regional transport partnership (RTP)... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Average speed cameras for A90

An average speed camera system along a 51.5-mile section of the A90 trunk road between Dundee and Stonehaven will go live in October, Transport Scotland has announced. The system  contains 30 sites (15 cameras in either direction) with camera locations 5-7km apart. The system is costing... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Orange is the colour for M1 refuge areas

Highways England is to colour emergency refuge areas on the M1 orange to improve their visibility to drivers. The colour will be piloted on the M1 between junctions 16 (Northampton) and 19 (Catthorpe). An orange refuge area is already being piloted on  the M3 near Camberley, Surrey... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

TfL appoints contractor for bus safety standard tests

Transport for London has appointed TRL to test potential measures for inclusion in London’s proposed bus safety standard. Measures to be tested include:     • Autonomous Emergency Braking systems that allow a vehicle to detect its surroundings and automatically apply the... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Bring back bendy buses on high capacity routes, says London Assembly report

Patrick McDonnell

Bendy buses should be re-introduced on some routes in the capital to enable higher capacity services, states a new report from the London Assembly Transport Committee. Articulated buses, better known as bendy buses, might prove the best option for routes that require a higher capacity and faster... continue

17 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Layla Moran new vice chair of parliamentary cycling group

Layla Moran new vice chair of parliamentary cycling group

Patrick McDonnell

LibDem MP Layla Moran has been appointed Vice Chairwoman... continue

17 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
New street design changing driver behaviour outside school

New street design changing driver behaviour outside school

Road safety outside schools has become an all too frequent cause for concern across the UK. In an effort to tackle the problem, a range of measures are being deployed including school-led awareness campaigns, CCTV enforcement and... continue

17 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Sustrans Scotland promotes healthy workplace travel

Sustrans Scotland promotes healthy workplace travel

Patrick McDonnell

Transport charity Sustrans Scotland is offering... continue

14 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Velotopia, a route map to cycle cities

Velotopia, a route map to cycle cities

Lee Baker

Largely car-free and rail-free cities as dense as Manhattan and restricted to 15km in diameter with compulsory... continue

13 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Santander Cycles MK & nextbike UK sign up as Official Bike Share Sponsors at Smarter Travel LIVE!

Santander Cycles MK & nextbike UK sign up as Official Bike Share Sponsors at Smarter Travel LIVE!

The world's largest bike share operator has signed up as Official Bike Hire Sponsor at this year's Smarter Travel LIVE! taking place on 19-20th October at ArenaMk in Milton Keynes. Delegates will benefit from free bike hire throughout the event and can sign up for this service by contacting Billie Svark.  The nextbike Milton Keynes bike shire scheme was first launched on... continue

11 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Sustrans Scotland calls for more investment in walking and cycling to school

Sustrans Scotland calls for more investment in walking and cycling to school

Patrick McDonnell

Scottish Government statistics on children’s physical activity... continue

9 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

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