16 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
17 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Fidler to take over from Pendlebury as DfT’s Local Transport boss

Fidler to take over from Pendlebury as DfT’s Local Transport boss

Graham Pendlebury will be retiring as DfT’s Director, Local Transport on 31 May. His successor will be Stephen Fidler, currently a Deputy Director in DfT’s Strategic Roads Division, with responsibility for overseeing delivery of the Highways... continue

17 Apr 2019Local Transport Today People
TfL to pilot green man authority signals

TfL to pilot green man authority signals

Transport for London is  to pilot green man authority on ten pedestrian crossings in the capital.  The signal strategy already operates on two... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Boroughs weigh-up one-way car club model

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea looks set to  approve the operation of floating, or one-way, car clubs. Will Pascall, the council’s lead member for streets, planning and transport, told colleague he was “minded” to permit them in the borough. “We have had... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
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Police Scotland’s focus on inter-urban roads questioned

Andrew Forster

Police Scotland’s road policing priorities may be based on a flawed understanding of accident casualty distributions, an academic supporter of more 20mph limits has said.  Green MSP Mark Ruskell commissioned Adrian Davis, professor of transport and health at Edinburgh’s Napier... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Glasgow lobbies for 20mph Bill

Councillors on Glasgow City Council have overwhelmingly backed a motion calling on the Scottish Government to support  Green MSP Mark Ruskell’s Bill to make 20mph the default speed limit on most built-up roads in Scotland. Councillors approved a motion tabled by Scottish Green party... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Speed limiters a ‘game changer’

Plans to mandate the fitting of over-rideable intelligent speed assistance technology to all new cars sold in the EU from 2022 will be a “game changer” for 20mph limits, campaign group 20’s Plenty for Us has claimed. “Limiters largely remove arguments about non-compliance to... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Academics study road policing

Academics have set up a network to look into roads policing practices. The ‘road policing academic network’ is co-ordinated by Helen Wells, a lecturer in criminology at the University of Keele.... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Zebra regulations pose barrier to Gtr Manchester cycle plans

Zebra regulations pose barrier to Gtr Manchester cycle plans

Andrew Forster

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is calling for... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

E-cargo bike grant bidding opens

Applications have opened for the DfT’s £2m e-Cargo bike grant fund. The fund, which is administered by the Energy Saving Trust, is open to bids from limited companies, sole traders, partnerships, charities and not-for-profit organisations across England. Applicants can benefit from... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

London Bridge BID----backs cargo bikes

Businesses in the vicinity of London Bridge are being encouraged to use cargo bikes by Team London Bridge, London Bridge’s Business Improvement District (BID). Subsidies of up to £600 are being offered to trial cargo bikes in the Bikes for Business project being delivered by consultant... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Scale for connected vehicle services

The services that can be expected from connected vehicles at different levels of development have been set out in a scale published by ITS (UK), the association for professionals working in the fields of intelligent transport technology. Andy Graham, chair of ITS UK’s connected and autonomous... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

TfL rethinks active travel metric

Transport for London has abandoned work on a method for assessing if active travel investments lead to more physical activity. “Over the last year we have worked with specialist academics looking to identify a suitable [active travel] metric,” it says. “It has been concluded that... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Camden aims to grow ‘stagnant’ cycle levels

The London Borough of Camden has voiced disappointment with the cycling mode share of its residents.  Camden has delivered numerous schemes to benefit cyclists in recent years, including innovations such as segregated stepped cycle tracks, light segregation on Royal College Street and early... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

TfL rebrands cycle routes as Cycleways

Transport for London is to rebrand its Cycle Superhighways and Quietways as Cycleways. Superhighways and Quietways currently have their own numbering systems and no decision has yet been made on how the unified network will be numbered. Signage and road markings on the routes will be changed to... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

£1 subsidy per bike hire trip

Transport for London is continuing to subsidise trips on London’s Santander cycle hire scheme by about £1 per journey. The average income per hire has fallen from £1.12 in 2015/16 to £1.09 in 2017/18, a figure that is not expected to change in 2018/19 and 2019/20. The... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
TfL makes ‘metroisation’ case for south London rail network

TfL makes ‘metroisation’ case for south London rail network

Andrew Forster

Transport for London has  made a new pitch for the... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Incidents prompt ‘no entry’ signs on A55

Safety incidents on the A55 Expressway in North Wales have prompted the Welsh Government to erect temporary signs to discourage drivers from joining the 70mph dual carriageway in the wrong direction. The results of “investigations” on the road could inform changes to signage on the M4... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

HGV overtaking ban for A55?

The Welsh Government is investigating if there is a case for prohibiting HGVs from overtaking on certain uphill stretches of the A55 Expressway in North Wales, which connects Holyhead to the north-west of England. “Once the investigations and potential trials are complete, recommendations... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Waters offers councils help with active travel

Waters offers councils help with active travel

The Welsh Government has promised to help local authorities to be more ambitious in the second iterations of their Integrated Network Maps (INMs) for active travel. Deputy transport... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

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