15 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh to get citywide EV charging network

Plans for an electric vehicle charging network across Edinburgh have been approved by the city’s transport and environment committee. Edinburgh has more than 23% of all licensed electric vehicles in Scotland. The City of Edinburgh Council and Transport Scotland commissioned the Energy Savings... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Parents stressed by cars, says survey

New research from YouGov released to mark the start of International Walk to School Monhas found the Top 10 things British parents of 4 to 11-year-olds find most annoying about the school run. Traffic congestion and pavement parking top the list of things that annoy parents about the school run,... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Innovators win NIC Roads for the Future competition

Two projects designed to create the right environments for connected and autonomous cars have been announced joint winners of a competition run by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). City Science and Leeds City Council will each receive £25,000 as winners of the Roads for the Future... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
ORR reports rise in passenger numbers in the South East

ORR reports rise in passenger numbers in the South East

Rhodri Clark

Rail passenger numbers in South East England have... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Car is king for rising numbers of drivers, suggests survey

Car is king for rising numbers of drivers, suggests survey

Drivers’ dependency on the car has jumped in the last year, with a third (33%) of motorists – the equivalent to 13.2m – saying they are more reliant on their cars now than 12 months earlier, compared with just 27%... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Features
Practitioners seek to improve DfT modelling & appraisal tools

Practitioners seek to improve DfT modelling & appraisal tools

Tom van Vuren

The last issue covered the LTT seminar on the future of... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Travel behaviour campaigns must use social media to highlight health benefits

Travel behaviour campaigns must use social media to highlight health benefits

Martin Higgitt

I’ve done my fair share of travel behaviour change programmes in my... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

TfWM, Wales & Borders Railway – War against the motorist

If you are a regular user of Welsh trains and you think that much of the rolling stock you are forced to endure whilst travelling has seen better days then you are not alone – Transport for Wales chief executive James Price agrees with you. “I think people need to be aware that... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment
6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
The future of mobility? In Milton Keynes it’s already here

The future of mobility? In Milton Keynes it’s already here

If you go down to Milton Keynes today, you’re sure of a big surprise. Driverless pods, robot goods deliveries, ‘petrol stations’ for electric vehicles –  Milton Keynes has them all, perhaps providing an... continue

28 Sep 2018Local Transport Today Features

Brent Cross station funding talks

Talks are underway to agree a revised funding package for a new Thameslink rail station at Brent Cross West. The discussions follow this summer’s announcement by retail property development and investment company Hammerson that it is deferring the Brent Cross London shopping centre... continue

28 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Bus stop closures mooted for Dudley

Bus stops could be closed in Dudley as part of a revamp of the area’s bus network, the West Midlands Combined Authority has suggested. Rationalising the number of stops on key corridors in the Black Country district is one of the actions listed in a seven-year bus development plan that... continue

28 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Cambridgeshire explores real-time data applications

Cambridgeshire County Council is exploring new techniques for managing real-time traffic data, saying current market offerings are “neither sufficiently innovative or robust”. The ‘Smart Cambridge Intelligent City Platform’ project will focus on the Greater Cambridge area of... continue

28 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News
Road traffic forecasts paint seven pictures of the future

Road traffic forecasts paint seven pictures of the future

Road traffic volumes in England and Wales are forecast to rise by between 17 and 51 per cent from 2015 to 2050, according to the DfT’s new road traffic forecasts. This represents the lower and upper results from seven... continue

28 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Merton prepared for more car clubs

The London Borough of Merton expects more car club operators to launch in its area early next year. Three firms already operate: Blue City, Enterprise, and Zip Car. Chris Lee, the borough’s director for environment and regeneration, told councillors Blue City had five or six vehicles based at... continue

28 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

DriveNow heads to Westminster

One-way car club operator DriveNow will launch in Westminster in November, following on from Zipcar, which launched its ‘flex’ car club in July. Zipcar was recently re-awarded the contract to operate a traditional back-to-base car club from 185 bays. ... continue

28 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

John Dales

John Dales

Walking: first in our hierarchy, last of our priorities

Three episodes back, if you recall, I got all exercised concerning the fact that, despite much excitement in the past decade or...

28 Sep 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Edinburgh consults on transport policies

The City of Edinburgh Council has launched a consultation to gauge views on a range of transport policies. The main consultation asks for views on matters such as a Low Emission Zone, a workplace parking levy, further residents parking schemes, and a “single type of ticket or fare payment to... continue

28 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

AA blasts low emission street bans

The AA has criticised the London Boroughs of Islington and Hackney for banning all but the lowest emission vehicles from two areas during peak hours (LTT 31 Aug). AA president Edmund King said the restrictions prevented its patrol vehicles attending to breakdowns. “We attended 108 breakdowns... continue

28 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Car ads ‘put people off active travel’

Low rates of walking and cycling are partly the result of advertisers targeting the public with negative messages about road safety, according to Ken Skates, the Welsh transport secretary. During a debate in the Senedd, he said: “It’s incredibly safe to cycle and to walk, and yet we are... continue

28 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

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