Traffic volumes exceed pre-lockdown levels

Traffic volumes exceed pre-lockdown levels

Mark Moran

Volumes in towns and cities surpassed pre-pandemic levels for the first time since travel restrictions were introduced in March last year reveals analysis of local authority traffic data by the Transport Technology Forum (TTF). The TTF has been studying data on local roads in more than a hundred... continue

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10 Jun 2021Parking Review News
Kensington & Chelsea deploys acoustic cameras to monitor noisy cars

Kensington & Chelsea deploys acoustic cameras to monitor noisy cars

Mark Moran

Acoustic cameras have been deployed in London to monitor noisy... continue

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10 Jun 2021Parking Review News
Street works reforms proposed by DfT

Street works reforms proposed by DfT

Mark Moran

Possible reforms of legislation covering utility street and highway authority road works have been... continue

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10 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News
Ofcom reveals a year lived online

Ofcom reveals a year lived online

Mark Moran

UK adults spent more time online on desktop computers, smartphones or tablets in 2020 than those... continue

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10 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

Mark Moran

Mark Moran

Planning for life on the electric highway

An important milestone has been passed on the road to a world of electric motoring. Sales figures for 2020 reveal that, for the...

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Lessons we learned in lockdown

Lessons we learned in lockdown

Penny Winder

So how was lockdown for you? What will change from the experience? It may be tempting... continue

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8 Jun 2021Parking Review Opinion
Parkex 2021: Click to connect

Parkex 2021: Click to connect

Pandemic restrictions mean that Parkex will be running digitally for 2021. Over a three-day period, traffic and... continue

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8 Jun 2021Parking Review Features
Portugal removed from UK 'green list'

Portugal removed from UK 'green list'

Mark Moran

Portugal is to be removed from the UK’s ‘green list’ of international travel destinations... continue

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4 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

Post-lockdown rail use remains low

Patronage of national rail services in May were less than half pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest Great Britain ‘use of transport modes’ statistics from the DfT. The data includes the week starting 17 May, when the easing of lockdown restrictions began across the UK. Usage on... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

Net zero plans must consider rural communities, says CILT

Mark Moran

A one-size-fits-all approach to net zero carbon emissions is likely to have disproportionate societal effects on already challenged rural communities, warns the Chartered Institute for Logistics & Transport (CILT). This stark warning comes in the Institute’s latest report, The challenge... continue

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Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone goes live

Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone goes live

Peter Plisner

After months of delay Birmingham’s ‘Class D’ Clean Air Zone (CAZ) was launched on 1 June.... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

‘Inform drivers of link between emissions and high speeds’

Rhodri Clark

The public needs to be made more aware of the connection between fast driving and carbon emissions, a campaigner has suggested as new statistics revealed an increase in cars exceeding speed limits. In January to March 2021, the proportion of cars exceeding the speed limit in free-flow road... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

Poll finds 64% back School Streets

Two-thirds of respondents to a YouGov poll said they support car-free zones outside schools, according to a survey for the charity Living Streets. The survey found that 64% support car-free zones outside schools, while 61% support safer crossings, 57% support a ban on pavement parking and 46% are... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

MPs warn of missed targets

The government risks missing its official target of banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, a committee of MPs has warned.  House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has said the Government has no plan for persuading motorists to switch to electric vehicles. In a new... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

ITT Hub to map out road to zero

More than 150 exhibitors have been signed up for ITT Hub 2021, a new trade event that supports the Government’s decarbonisation of transport plan and the road to net zero. The two-day show, which takes place on Wednesday 30 June and Thursday 1 July at the Farnborough International Exhibition... continue

2 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

Big contrasts in council cycle spends

Some local authorities in England are investing 170 times more per head on active travel than others, according to new research by Cycling UK.  The cycling charity found that annual spending on active travel per head of population ranged from £34 to 20 pence. The figures, obtained by... continue

2 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

Living walls to tackle roadside emissions

A series of living walls are to be installed in Staffordshire to improve air quality as part of the £22.9m ADEPT Smart Places Live Labs programme. The Live Labs SIMULATE programme, run by Staffordshire County Council and infrastructure provider Amey, is designed to test mobility hubs and... continue

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Why a health-focused response to climate change will pay off

Why a health-focused response to climate change will pay off

The DfT wants to allow the public to be more mobile than ever alongside reducing emissions pumped into the atmosphere. Squaring this circle will require more people to walk and cycle more. Yet how do we win the funding and political... continue

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