19 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Artificial Intelligence Transport Research Centre to open in China

Artificial Intelligence Transport Research Centre to open in China

Following the release of the first fleet of proof of concept vehicles in Christchurch in 2017, along with trials across NZ and Australia with other partners and technologies, HMI Technologies (HMI), a New Zealand / Australian-based Intelligent Transportation... continue

20 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
19 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
19 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
18 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
18 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Developers of mobile breathalyser kits vie for £350k prize money

Patrick McDonnell

The winners of a mobile breathalyser technology competition launched by the government will receive £350,00 funding. The competition is being run by PACTS (Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety), which is seeking technologies that analyse and calculate at the point of roadside... continue

15 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
15 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
14 Jun 2018Parking Review News
Introducing road user charging need not be political suicide, says architect of Stockholm’s scheme

Introducing road user charging need not be political suicide, says architect of Stockholm’s scheme

Stockholm’s congestion charge scheme has proved remarkably effective at suppressing traffic levels and encouraging a shift to other modes of transport in the 20 plus years since its launch. After initially facing widespread public opposition, it now has majority support, even among those who regularly pay the charge. One of the scheme’s architects, Director of the Stockholm... continue

14 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Bypass is first test for Active Travel Act

Active travel campaigners have criticised the Welsh Government for approving a new town bypass in north Wales that, they believe, flouts the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013.  The £135m six-mile Caernarfon and Bontnewydd bypass features little infrastructure for active travel but the Welsh... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

CoMoUK website launched

CoMoUK, the new name for shared mobility organisation Carplus Bikeplus, has launched its new website (www.como.org.uk) dedicated to collaborative mobility services such as car clubs, bike share, ride sharing, and ‘on demand’ buses. CoMoUK, which is a charity, conducts research to... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
No safety benefits from signed 20mph limits, says Hampshire

No safety benefits from signed 20mph limits, says Hampshire

Andrew Forster

Signed-only 20mph speed limits have had no beneficial... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

W Mids bike share fleet allocated

More details have been revealed of the West Midland conurbation’s public bike hire scheme, which will see 5,000 bikes introduced by next spring.  The West Midlands Combined Authority has awarded Nextbike a five-year contract (with a possible three-year extension) to provide a dock-based... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Future of cities report

The key findings of a European research project into the impact of transport policy on congestion have been published in a new report.  The project – called CREATE (Congestion Reduction in Europe: Advancing Transport Efficiency) – examined congestion reduction policies in five... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Midlands prepares for CAV testbed trials

Fifty miles of public road in Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry will be used to test connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) in the Midlands Future Mobility project.  Midlands Future Mobility is one of five CAV testbed sites that make up the Meridian Mobility eco-system to develop CAV testing... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Barnet chooses Urbo

The London Borough of Barnet has selected Irish firm Urbo to provide a dockless bike hire scheme in the borough.  The two-year pilot scheme is due to commence this month with 100 bikes. Barnet says provision could rise to 300 if justified by demand.  The council reviewed six potential... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Grayling still media’s transport fall guy of choice

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling continued to be personally blamed for many of the country’s transport ills in late May/early June. On 25 May, for example, The Yorkshire Post, which has long been one of Grayling’s most trenchant critics, editorialised that: “By attempting to... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

An enthusiasm for kerbs as living spaces – there are competing visions

Over the last 25 years or so (some would say much longer) there has been a growing recognition that streets perform many...

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Platforms to help manage the transport data explosion

Platforms to help manage the transport data explosion

Teresa Jolley, Nic Cary

“When I hear someone say they have a data... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today Features

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