Newcastle pupils are monitoring air quality and helping to inform urban planning

Newcastle pupils are monitoring air quality and helping to inform urban planning

A network of sensors are measuring levels of air pollution outside schools to give policymakers a more accurate picture of the air being breathed in by children. Led by Newcastle University in collaboration with Newcastle City Council, the... continue

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25 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Journey apps can help the visually impaired

Aira, along with tech leaders Moovit and Azure Maps, have joined forces to make public transit in and around urban areas more inclusive for blind and low vision riders and others by bringing together the technological expertise of each company to remove barriers that people with vision loss face in... continue

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9 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
A stock take on planning for the Garden Communities programme reveals some 'uncertainty'

A stock take on planning for the Garden Communities programme reveals some 'uncertainty'

Large-scale new developments have a role in helping to meet housing needs, and have at times received formal Government support. The latest iteration – Garden Communities – was launched in 2014, and the programme now includes 49 projects extending across all regions of England. Consultancy Lichfields has reviewed all 49 Garden... continue

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9 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
Less affluent families tend to be less active

Less affluent families tend to be less active

Children from less affluent families are less likely to participate in physical activity than their wealthier peers, suggests new figures from Sport England. The data, from the... continue

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9 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

John Dales

John Dales

Give me back my footway

If I appear to be writing articles about the poor quality of the urban walking environment more often than previously,...

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6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today Comment
TRANStech Awards 2020 return to the Royal Lancaster Hotel

TRANStech Awards 2020 return to the Royal Lancaster Hotel

Darryl Murdoch

The Second Annual TRANStech Awards has been confirmed to... continue

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2 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
It’s hard to be healthy: our decision-makers need to do better – now

It’s hard to be healthy: our decision-makers need to do better – now

Take part in the 4th Annual Public Health & Sustainable Transport Summit next March to shape an urgent agenda for practical change. We can all help to make a significant difference to positive health outcomes through boosting the delivery of active travel and public... continue

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28 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
'It's hard to be healthy': leading health bodies call for urgent urban planning action

'It's hard to be healthy': leading health bodies call for urgent urban planning action

The number of people who are obese in England has almost doubled in the last 20 years from 6.9 to 13 million, according to new research from Diabetes UK. And in a related warning, a new World Health Organisation (WHO) study says that young people’s health is being compromised by insufficient physical activity, with the majority of... continue

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22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Why do our cycling and walking innovations end up being bad for disabled people and what can we do about it?

Why do our cycling and walking innovations end up being bad for disabled people and what can we do about it?

Ross Atkin

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20 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Making space for innovation

The design – and the reality – of our streets, transport infrastructure and public spaces should encourage people to regularly engage in healthy, active lifestyles, especially everyday walking and cycling as a means of simply getting around. Yet there are often gaps between the... continue

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20 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
What does a cyclist look like?

What does a cyclist look like?

After officially launching its ‘This Is What A Cyclist Looks Like’ campaign at Landor LINKS’ Cycle... continue

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19 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Tesco suspends ParkShopReg app

Tesco has suspended a parking validation app used at 19 stores after a technology magazine uncovered tens of millions of unsecured automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) images sitting in an unsecured cloud storage area. According to the online magazine The Register, images of cars entering and... continue

15 Nov 2019Parking Review News
Percentage of adults walking and cycling for travel at least three days per week is down, shows new data

Percentage of adults walking and cycling for travel at least three days per week is down, shows new data

The Physical Activity tool is part of a series of products produced by Public Health England providing local data alongside national comparisons to support local health improvement.  The physical activity data tool presents data on physical activities including walking and cycling at local level for England. The latest release includes an update on the percentage of adults walking and cycling for... continue

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14 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Plans for car-free Portsmouth development called 'such an interesting idea' by developers

Plans for car-free Portsmouth development called 'such an interesting idea' by developers

Development plans for Tipner West in Portsmouth have progressed ‘further than ever before’, and Portsmouth City Council hosted an event in September to engage industry experts and inform them of the ‘tremendous development opportunities and plans for the site, with a first spade in the ground scheduled for summer 2023’. The high... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Are SUVs more dangerous to pedestrians than other cars?

Are SUVs more dangerous to pedestrians than other cars?

Earlier this year it was reported in the US that the 'nation’s SUV boom is becoming increasingly deadly' after it was revealed that pedestrian deaths hit a 28-year high in 2018. UK journalist Carlton Reid took up... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Liverpool City Region's cycling & walking commissioner: 600km network planned

Liverpool City Region's cycling & walking commissioner: 600km network planned

Cyclist and actor Simon O'Brien has extended his role as Liverpool’s cycling and walking commissioner to cover the entire Liverpool City Region, working across all six boroughs to help make the Metro Mayor’s vision for a revolution in active travel a reality. Simon will be speaking at Cycling... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
New funding for parks and green spaces

New funding for parks and green spaces

Community groups can now bid for new parks or reimagined spaces that will be used for everything from children’s play areas to vegetable patches... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Rural zones: car-free, or test-beds for driverless vehicle technology?

Rural zones: car-free, or test-beds for driverless vehicle technology?

The Lake District national park authority has confirmed it will explore car-free zones as part of its traffic management plans in the national park in tandem with the National Trust. Thomas Burditt, National Trust general manager for the North Lakes, told the Times: 'We... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
MHCLG invites councils to bid for new town ‘seed’ funding

MHCLG invites councils to bid for new town ‘seed’ funding

The Government has invited councils in England to bring forward proposals to create development corporations that could oversee the creation of new towns on the scale of Canary Wharf and Milton Keynes.  The Government will... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Ambitious plan to boost active travel and bus use in Leeds

Ambitious plan to boost active travel and bus use in Leeds

On 28 October Leeds City Council unveiled its new transport scheme, which is set to revolutionise mobility in the heart of the city. That same evening, the Yorkshire Evening Post claimed that: “No other city in the UK has had... continue

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7 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

PARK NOW acquires data specialist Parkling

Parking solutions provider PARK NOW has acquired Berlin-based data company Parkling. Parkling provides predictions of free on-street parking spots. The company attaches scanners on fleets and taxicabs to analyse the parking situation in real-time. In addition, Parkling generates high quality static... continue

6 Nov 2019Parking Review News

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