Dangerous cycling offence being considered by government

Dangerous cycling offence being considered by government

Patrick McDonnell

New laws to crack down on dangerous cyclists have been proposed in a new government consultation. The new offence would be equivalent to causing death by dangerous... continue

14 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Passenger trust in rail falls to new depths, says Which? report

Patrick McDonnell

Trust in the rail industry has fallen to its lowest point for six years, reveals a report from the consumer organisation Which? In July 2018, only 23% said they trusted train travel, a 6% drop compared with July 2017. This makes train travel one of the least-trusted consumer industries, only above... continue

15 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
It's time to make transport truly inclusive

It's time to make transport truly inclusive

Helen Dolphin

The Department for Transport (DfT) has set out its Inclusive Transport Strategy (ITS), which aims to improve accessibility for... continue

9 Aug 2018Parking Review Opinion
8 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Enfield council adopts protection panels on vehicle fleet

Enfield council adopts protection panels on vehicle fleet

Patrick McDonnell

The London Borough of Enfield has fitted purpose-built... continue

6 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Towards a new Future of Mobility – understanding key trends

Last month, the Governement launched the first stages of its Future of Mobility Grand Challenge, declaring that the UK is on the cusp of 'a profound change in how we move people, goods and services around our towns, cities and countryside...driven by extraordinary innovation in engineering,... continue

6 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Treasury to team up with fund manager to push EV charging

The Treasury is to work with the private sector to establish an investment fund to accelerate the delivery of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.   Chancellor Philip Hammond announced plans for a £400m Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund in the Budget last November. The plan... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
How can we encourage e-bikes and vans for deliveries, asks DfT

How can we encourage e-bikes and vans for deliveries, asks DfT

The DfT has issued a call for evidence on how to increase the use of electric cargo bikes and electric vans for delivery services in urban areas.  The DfT says e-cargo bikes have “huge potential” but asks if financial support is... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

GMCA selects active travel schemes

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has selected the first 15 schemes to improve cycling and walking conditions in the conurbation, which will be funded by mayor Andy Burnham’s £160m cycling and walking challenge fund.  Greater Manchester’s ten metropolitan districts... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Poole to retender bike share contract

Bournemouth and Poole councils are to retender for a dockless bike hire scheme after failing to reach agreement with their preferred operator.  The councils selected a preferred operator earlier this year  for a scheme featuring 1,000 bikes. However, the operator subsequently proved... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
DfT caught out by feedback on community transport reforms

DfT caught out by feedback on community transport reforms

Andrew Forster

The DfT is grappling with a range of complex points... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Councils ‘need help to exploit benefits of transport data’

The Government should help local authorities exploit the potential of transport data to improve transport network management, with road traffic data being the priority, consultants have advised.  The DfT appointed consultant North Highland in January to  review the local transport data... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Ofgem proposes electricity reforms to facilitate uptake of electric vehicles

Ofgem proposes electricity reforms to facilitate uptake of electric vehicles

Britain’s energy regulator Ofgem is consulting on reforms to how consumers are charged for using electricity that would smooth the path to electrifying road transport. The consultation has been launched alongside a new report looking at the challenges electric vehicles pose for the electricity... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Boroughs & TfL agree targets to support mayor’s strategy

Andrew Forster

Transport for London has negotiated modal split and other trajectories with boroughs to help guide their local implementation plans and support the mayor’s transport strategy.  The mayor’s strategy sets a  headline target for 80 per cent of trips in the capital to be by... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

TfL outlines ways to get capital walking

Transport for London is to implement ‘green man’ authority at a further ten traffic signals in the capital. The signals will show a green signal for pedestrians continuously until vehicular traffic is detected, when the signal switches to red for pedestrians. The system already operates... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Khan pledges more 20mph limits on TLRN

Khan pledges more 20mph limits on TLRN

A 20mph speed limit will be introduced on all Transport for London roads within the central London congestion charging zone, London mayor Sadiq Khan... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Active travel review for South Yorks

Sheffield City Region Combined Authority’s new mayor Dan Jarvis has asked professor Steve Haake from Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellness Research Centre (AWRC) to look at best examples of active travel plans from around the world. Jarvis is also to appoint an active travel... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Transport is for people, so let’s talk to them about it!

Transport is for people, so let’s talk to them about it!

Lynda Addison & Jo Field

Roads, footpaths, buses, trains and trams are used day... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Are e-bikes the product to give cycling universal appeal?

Are e-bikes the product to give cycling universal appeal?

Proponents of cycling have long argued that more should be done to encourage a fuller cross-section of society onto the saddle. Better infrastructure is part of the solution but even in cities such as London, where extensive... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Features
Not all mobility is ‘good mobility’

Not all mobility is ‘good mobility’

Alistair Kirkbride

New mobility services capture the imagination and have the potential to transform how we travel. An... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Comment
3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Comment

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