Autonomy: are friends electric?

Autonomy: are friends electric?

How can we separate the way we live our lives, the way we think, the way we move, and what we demand from our cities? All of these are intrinsically linked so it’s almost impossible to see which one is the driver of change. We are clearly in the midst of a seismic shift in respect of our... continue

9 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

ITS experts call for targeted approach to air quality improvement

A targeted approach to the worst affected areas will be more effective than chasing an overall reduction in average levels of harmful pollutants, says a group of experts in using intelligent transport systems (ITS) to help improve the environment. The ITS (UK) Smart Environment Interest Group... continue

17 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
Older cars are not main cause of poor urban air quality, says RAC Foundation

Older cars are not main cause of poor urban air quality, says RAC Foundation

Mark Moran

Older cars in urban areas not to blame for harmful emissions, claims the... continue

17 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
Insurers set out tests to define when a driverless car is truly 'automated'

Insurers set out tests to define when a driverless car is truly 'automated'

Mark Moran

The Association of British Insurers has set out criteria for what drivers... continue

17 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Study to establish feasibility of electric vehicle charge points in North Wales

The feasibility of creating a network of electric vehicle charging points in North Wales is being studied. Transport and energy consultancy Cenex has been appointed by Cadwyn Clwyd, a Rural Development Agency and Wrexham County Borough Council (WCBC), to determine how charge points could be rolled... continue

17 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
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RAC calls for national vehicle emissions checker website

RAC calls for national vehicle emissions checker website

Mark Moran

Millions of drivers have no easy way of knowing how... continue

17 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
National Infrastructure Commission calls for major investment in transport links between Oxford and Cambridge

National Infrastructure Commission calls for major investment in transport links between Oxford and Cambridge

Mark Moran

Improving local transport connections between Oxford and Cambridge could lead to the creation of both new... continue

17 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
Over half of UK drivers overpay for parking, says EasyPark

Over half of UK drivers overpay for parking, says EasyPark

Over half of drivers in the UK have overpaid for parking by 20 minutes or more, according to research undertaken by parking app EasyPark. The YouGov online study of over 1,000 car owners also revealed that not being able to find an... continue

16 Nov 2017Parking Review Products & Services
Government campaign seeks to inspire next generation of engineers

Government campaign seeks to inspire next generation of engineers

Mark Moran

The Year of Engineering will see government and industry offer... continue

16 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Hertfordshire County Council sets out plans to reduce car dependency

Patrick McDonnell

Higher parking charges and a cut in parking spaces are among the proposals in Hertfordshire County Council’s Local Transport Plan (LTP).  The council stressed that increasing road capacity by building new roads would be a “last resort” due to the “financial and... continue

15 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
Transport Committee to explore potential of Mobility as a Service

Transport Committee to explore potential of Mobility as a Service

The House of Commons Transport Committee is to look at how digital transport service platforms can enable the provision of Mobility as a Service, or MaaS. Digital platforms are increasingly being used to deliver a variety of transport services, ranging from... continue

14 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

71% of drivers dislike paying for parking with cash, says survey

Over 70% of drivers in the UK do not like having to pay for parking with cash, according to a survey conducted by parking service provider JustPark. The research found that 90% of drivers would use an app to pay for parking if it was easy to use and didn’t hide or add extra fees. JustPark,... continue

10 Nov 2017Parking Review News

Skates orders review of Welsh active travel funding streams

Welsh transport secretary Ken Skates has ordered officials to undertake “a detailed review of the entire funding approach for active travel”.  In evidence to a National Assembly for Wales committee, the minister acknowledged that funding for active travel schemes was currently... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
Never heard of cyborg ethnography? Well, it's helping shape future mobility

Never heard of cyborg ethnography? Well, it's helping shape future mobility

Felicity Heathcote-Márcz

When it comes to mobility, innovation tends to focus on new technical... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Heathrow-Edinburgh demand drops 15%

Demand on the UK’s busiest domestic airline route has fallen by about 15% in five years, according to the DfT. Passenger numbers between Heathrow and Edinburgh were 1.3 million in 2011, with nearly half of passengers transferring to/from another flight at Heathrow. Passenger numbers between... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
New mobility services must support mayor's agenda – TfL

New mobility services must support mayor's agenda – TfL

Andrew Forster

The regulatory environment for road transport needs to... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
TfL unveils transformational plan for Oxford Street West

TfL unveils transformational plan for Oxford Street West

Andrew Forster

Transport for London is consulting on plans to ban all... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Charities call for Oxford Street to be accessible to all

Six leading charitable organisations have joined together to write to Mayor of London asking Sadiq Khan to commit to making Oxford Street the most accessible street in the UK. Transport for London and Westminster City Council will launch the design consultation for the future of Oxford Street... continue

5 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone to launch in April 2019

Mark Moran

The Mayor of London has announced the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London will now go live on 8 April 2019, over a year earlier than originally planned. Last month Khan introduced the new Toxicity Charge (T-Charge) in central London to help deter the use of older more polluting... continue

5 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
Poor parking deters half of shoppers, says NCP survey

Poor parking deters half of shoppers, says NCP survey

Over half of UK shoppers say they would never return to a retail site if they had previously had a poor parking experience there, according to car parks operator NCP. When asked why they might postpone or cancel... continue

5 Nov 2017Parking Review News
Air quality tool will help make case for investment in cycling and walking, says Sustrans

Air quality tool will help make case for investment in cycling and walking, says Sustrans

Patrick McDonnell

Sustainable transport charity Sustrans has developed a tool with environmental... continue

5 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

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