Making transport modelling fitter for tomorrow, again

Making transport modelling fitter for tomorrow, again

Luis Willumsen

If the financial crisis of 2007/2008 did not manage to persuade us all that the future is uncertain and unforecastable with any degree of confidence, then... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Comment
£4m funding boost for technology designed to cut congestion

£4m funding boost for technology designed to cut congestion

Patrick McDonnell

The government has today awarded £4m in funding to... continue

21 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Streets of the Future will be shaped by data

Streets of the Future will be shaped by data

These days we hear a lot about the importance of data in the transport sector, and it is my contention that the advent of the digital age, driven by data, will come to be... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features

Electricity companies are plugging in to electric vehicles

Gill Nowell, Senior consultant – smart interventions, EA Technology Ltd, Capenhurst Technology Park, Capenhurst, Chester CH1

You recently reported that energy company ENGIE has told the National Infrastructure Commission that companies bringing electricity from the National Grid to homes and businesses must do more to promote electric vehicles (“Electricity supply ‘must support EVs’” LTT 20... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Bristol prepares for Clean Air Zone

Bristol City Council expects that it will have to implement a charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) as part of the Government’s revised air quality plan to be published this spring. Five charging CAZs were included in the plan that was quashed by the High Court last year (LTT 11 Nov 16) and ministers... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

AVs ‘must consider needs of disabled’

The needs of the disabled must be fully considered in the design of autonomous vehicles (AVs) and in policies governing their use, according to consultancy Not for Profit Planning. David Hunter, who runs the Edinburgh-based consultant, says: “It is easy to envisage the advantages that... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Insurance reforms to pave the way for autonomous vehicles

Andrew Forster

The Government is to reform motor vehicle insurance legislation to make it suitable for autonomous vehicles (AVs).   UK motor vehicle insurance is currently based on insuring the driver of the vehicle, rather than the vehicle itself. “In an AV, as the driver can be out of the loop, this... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
How do we get people into public transport, asks UITP

How do we get people into public transport, asks UITP

“How do you attract the best talent to help improve public transport?” Mohamed Mezghani, the deputy secretary general of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), asked in The... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property 2017 8 June: 15 Hatfelds, London Parking & Property is the only annual event dedicated to off-street parking. Over the past 6 years the conference has provided a forum for debate and sharing best practice among public and... continue

15 Feb 2017Parking Review Features

"Injustice" claimed with passengers facing up to eight times more pollution than motorists

Lee Baker

Motorists are far less exposed to harmful particulate matter than London Underground and bus passengers, a study has found. The University of Surrey study suggests that transport users are exposed to as much as eight times as many pollutants as motorists in London, with those on Underground lines... continue

14 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Greater Manchester seeks rapid transit expansion with tunnels as 0.6m more daily trips set to be made

Greater Manchester seeks rapid transit expansion with tunnels as 0.6m more daily trips set to be made

Lee Baker

Transport for Greater Manchester will seek to accommodate 600,000 extra daily trips in less... continue

10 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
6 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
What matters most when we create liveable cities? We need to go back to first principles and talk about people, says Allison Dutoit, Gehl Architects

What matters most when we create liveable cities? We need to go back to first principles and talk about people, says Allison Dutoit, Gehl Architects

Allison Dutoit

A cycling strategy is not only about getting more people on bikes. It’s about positive development and health, it’s about safety,... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features
Committing to walking and cycling planning

Committing to walking and cycling planning

Anthony Jones

The ambitious targets range from doubling cycling, reversing the decline in walking activity, reducing cyclist fatalities or... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features

No more nudges?

Champions of ‘smarter choice’ travel behaviour change measures such as personal travel plans and car sharing can sometimes be heard grumbling that, no matter what evidence they present, some people just seem unwilling to believe in the value of the interventions. The sceptics will be... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Dates for travel demand inquiry

The Commission on Travel Demand has announced the dates of its evidence hearings,  each of which will include a public event. The Commission is exploring future travel demand in the UK and how it can be consistent with the UK’s Climate Change Act targets (LTT 06 Jan). The project is part... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
The future will be different, so where's the wisdom in major infrastructure planning?

The future will be different, so where's the wisdom in major infrastructure planning?

Martina Juvara

We may not be able to predict what the future of transport will be, but we can be... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Comment

DfT awards £64m for green travel

The DfT has awarded £64m to local authorities outside London  to promote walking, cycling, public transport and car clubs.  The funding will be released over three years, 2017/18 to 2019/20. The lion’s share – £60m – is paid through the Sustainable Travel... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Chargemaster to buy Elektromotive

Electric vehicle charging firm Chargemaster has received Competition and Markets Authority clearance to buy rival Elektromotive and its subsidiary Charge Your Car Ltd, which provides back office electric vehicle charging services to a number of local authorities. Chargemaster runs POLAR, the... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Car clubs compete in Inverness

Europcar has chosen Scotland for the launch of its new car club business, Europcar Hourly Hire. Vehicles will be available for hire in Inverness and at six airports: Inverness, Stornoway, Sunburgh, Kirkwall, Wick and Dundee. Europcar’s sister company E-Car Club already operates in Stirling,... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing
Public transport commutes too long to get people out of their cars, says US magazine

Public transport commutes too long to get people out of their cars, says US magazine

Lee Baker

Stagnant transport patronage can only be increased if commute times are decreased,... continue

1 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

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