NTEM model is 'essential' but 'complex and inaccessible'

NTEM model is 'essential' but 'complex and inaccessible'

Juliana O'Rourke

Hive IT was commissioned by the Department for Transport’s Transport Appraisal and Strategic Modelling team to carry out a six-week research project to better... continue

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Higher value of CO2 for appraisal

Transport project promoters seeking DfT funding  must assess their schemes using a higher monetised value of carbon dioxide emissions.  The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is currently leading a cross-departmental review of carbon valuation, which will... continue

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Active travel: a revolution backed by PM

Active travel: a revolution backed by PM

The DfT’s new active travel strategy document Gear Change: A bold vision for cycling and walking may be billed as being about two modes but the emphasis... continue

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‘How to’ guide for active travel

A guide to help councils successfully deliver active travel schemes has been published by London Cycling Campaign and consultant Urban Movement.  Simon Munk, infrastructure campaigner at the LCC, who helped write the report, said: “When you ask people if they support more cycling and... continue

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Councils press for CAZ charge on Highways England road

Councils in Greater Manchester want the Government to allow their proposed charging clean air zone (CAZ) to cover a  Highways England road. Local authorities only have responsibility for air quality on their own roads. Responsibility  for pollution on the Strategic Road Network (SRN)... continue

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Coventry plans LEZ for busy radial road

Coventry City Council plans to designate part of a radial road  a low emission zone (LEZ) to bring nitrogen dioxide concentrations down to below legal limit values.  The LEZ will apply to the eastern end of A4114 Holyhead Road where it joins the city’s ring road. Coventry’s... continue

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Tracking the impact of Covid-19 on travel north of the border

Tracking the impact of Covid-19 on travel north of the border

Almost everyone’s travel patterns and habits have been affected in some way or another by the Covid-19 situation. Transport Scotland has published multi-modal usage data throughout the pandemic, which provides a unique insight into how... continue

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7 Aug 2020Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Little change in road fatalities as injury reporting questioned

The number of people killed last year on Britain’s roads was 1,748, a similar figure to those recorded throughout the 2010s,  according to provisional data published by the DfT.  Road deaths fell sharply during the 2000s – having stood at 3,221 in 2004. But numbers plateaued... continue

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Revamp to Highway Code

Drivers and  cyclists will have to give way to pedestrians waiting to cross a side road or junction under a proposed rule change to the Highway Code.  The Government has launched a consultation on changes to benefit active travel. it plans to introduce the notion of a hierarchy of road... continue

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Car use must fall by a fifth to meet our net zero aim – WYCA

Private car use in West Yorkshire must be cut by at least a fifth to meet the conurbation’s pledge to be net zero carbon by 2038, according to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The WYCA has assessed three ways to achieve the 2038 target: the ‘maximum ambition pathway’... continue

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Transport academics focused on climate

Two high-profile transport academics are to pursue work on transport and climate change under two-year fellowships. The Foundation for Integrated Transport charity has appointed professors Phil Goodwin and John Whitelegg as its first two senior fellowships.  The overall theme of both... continue

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Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

Road appraisal makes carbon dioxide uniquely insignificant. Why? And what to do about it?

The decisive current calculation for carbon assessments of road schemes is a unique ratio: The estimated additional...

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Andrew Forster

Andrew Forster

Tough times for profession, but plenty of reasons for optimism

 aLast week’s LTT discussion on the topic ‘Can we retain the transport planners’ skills after the...

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Concern over future of apprentice recruits

There was considerable conversation at last week’s LTT online discussion about the situation of those who are on the transport apprenticeship schemes – their prospects, and the effect that pandemic pressures have had upon the sector’s appetite to nurture new talent.  Paul... continue

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O’Connor joins PTV from WSP

O’Connor joins PTV from WSP

Lee O’Connor (pictured) has joined traffic and transport software firm PTV Group as an associate. He... continue

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7 Aug 2020Local Transport Today People

Simon Court

Simon Court, the founder of  transport data and digital mapping firm Basemap has died of a heart attack, aged 51. ... continue

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7 Aug 2020Local Transport Today People
Early lifting of UK border measures cost lives, claim MPs

Early lifting of UK border measures cost lives, claim MPs

Mark Moran

The spread of the pandemic in the UK was accelerated in... continue

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5 Aug 2020Parking Review News
Cargo cycle schemes can 'offer considerable benefits', says new research

Cargo cycle schemes can 'offer considerable benefits', says new research

Juliana O'Rourke

A research team led by Giacomo Dalla Chiara from the Department of... continue

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4 Aug 2020Local Transport Today News
Lockdown easing measures put on hold in England

Lockdown easing measures put on hold in England

Mark Moran

The further easing of coronavirus restrictions in England, which has been due to come in this weekend, has been postponed for at least two... continue

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