Analysis of cycling commuters is key to getting more people in the saddle

Analysis of cycling commuters is key to getting more people in the saddle

In the twentieth century, planning for the city was about planning for the car. In recent years, however, the true impact of this approach has become only too apparent. From a changing global climate to the obesity... continue

18 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
22 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Transport Minister Jesse Norman to speak at Smarter Travel LIVE!

Transport Minister Jesse Norman to speak at Smarter Travel LIVE!

Jesse Norman MP, appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Transport in June 2017, will be giving a keynote speech and taking questions at Smarter Travel LIVE! on 19 October. As Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for... continue

21 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Multi-national companies back The Climate Group's EV100 campaign

Multi-national companies back The Climate Group's EV100 campaign

Mark Moran

An international business campaign designed to fast-track the... continue

20 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
20 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
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SEDRIC concept car will drive VW's journey to becoming mobility services provider

SEDRIC concept car will drive VW's journey to becoming mobility services provider

Mark Moran

Volkswagen has signalled its ambition to move vehicle manufacturer to an... continue

20 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Vehicle fleet managers are anxious about alternative fuels investment

Vehicle fleet managers are anxious about alternative fuels investment

Mark Moran

Businesses are suffering anxiety about the investment required to... continue

20 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Scottish cities win £22.5m funding for active travel projects

Scottish cities win £22.5m funding for active travel projects

Deniz Huseyn & Patrick McDonnell

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19 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Smarter charging could meet demand for electric vehicle charging, reports Electric Nation

Smarter charging could meet demand for electric vehicle charging, reports Electric Nation

Mark Moran

The initial findings of the Electric Nation trial suggest that smart charging could be a... continue

19 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Electric vehicles will be cars of choice by 2022, driver survey suggests

Mark Moran

More than half of British motorists expect their main car to be electric within the next five years, according to a survey. The poll of 1,000 car owners was conducted by Total EV, a new website covering the electric vehicle and hybrid markets.  The survey revealed: 51% of British... continue

19 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Motorists like the idea of automated safety technology... for other drivers

Mark Moran

Motorists do not want future car technology to prevent them from breaking the law by speeding or illegally using a phone, a survey suggests. More than three-in-five drivers would be happy to see other road users have compulsory technology that prevents dangerous and illegal driving, suggests the... continue

19 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Travel app developer wins Birmingham business awards

Travel app developer wins Birmingham business awards

Mark Moran

Tom Charman, chief executive of urban travel app... continue

18 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Car industry banks on scrappage schemes to boost sales

Car industry banks on scrappage schemes to boost sales

Patrick McDonnell

A number of car-makers have launched... continue

18 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Autonomous cars for Oxford trial unveiled

Autonomous cars for Oxford trial unveiled

A research consortium has unveiled three of the six self-driving cars that will feature in tests on public roads in Oxfordshire and between Oxford and... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

DfT studies if new technology can replace paper-based NTS

Andrew Forster

The DfT is reviewing the findings of two studies into how technology could be used in the National Travel Survey (NTS). Moving away from a paper-based survey may, however, lead to a break in the survey’s time series.   The NTS currently collects  data about household travel patterns... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
A driverless car to the Chilterns, via Sheffield

A driverless car to the Chilterns, via Sheffield

Mile Crowhurst, Garforth, Leeds LS25

I have a few quick thoughts on some recent articles in LTT.  Iain Reeve’s Viewpoint piece about driverless cars struck a chord with... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Apps can open up bus travel to the partially sighted

Paul Everson, Product manager, Trapeze Group, Wiltshire BA14

The Bus Services Act 2017 allows the Secretary of State to make regulations requiring bus operators to provide on-board audio visual (AV) information to help the blind and partially sighted. This is undoubtedly a step in the right direction to ensure that bus services are accessible for visually... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Welsh active travel maps ‘a mixed bag’

The first Integrated Network Maps produced by Welsh local authorities under the Active Travel (Wales) Act show a wide variation in proposed future provision of cycling and walking routes, according to Sustrans Cymru.  The charity believes the maps would have been more consistent had the Welsh... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Step-entrance buses continue running, two years after ban

Step-entrance buses continue running, two years after ban

Rhodri Clark

Step-entrance minibuses are still being used on... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Rapid rise of low emission zones and electric vehicles predicted

Rapid rise of low emission zones and electric vehicles predicted

On 8 September The Scotsman’s transport correspondent, Alastair Dalton, enthused about the benefits of low emission zones (LEZs), several of which are due to be implemented in Scotland in the next few years. “Tough vehicle restrictions [are]... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Support package for CAV innovation

A  support programme for UK innovators in the connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) sector has been launched by the Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), the Automotive Council, and the Advanced Propulsion Centre.  The Meridian programme will enable... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

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