Accessibility is about much more than access to work...

Hannah Budnitz

Last month, I wrote about what many practitioners of transport planning and advocates of accessibility have been mulling over: the tidal wave of telecommuting in... continue

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20 May 2020Local Transport Today News

COVID-19 death risk higher for ethnic minorities, report reveals

Mark Moran

People from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority groups are at a higher risk of dying from coronavirus, says a report by Public Health England (PHE). The report, called Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19, shows age remains the biggest risk factor associated with COVID-19, while... continue

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3 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
Scottish Government worried about rise in lockdown travel

Scottish Government worried about rise in lockdown travel

The Scottish Government has being urged the public to stay local when they leave home for exercise or recreation, following a rise in traffic numbers over the weekend. Early statistics from Transport Scotland show a significant... continue

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3 Jun 2020Parking Review News

Covid-19 cuts road casualties

Leeds City Council has reported a big drop in road traffic casualities because during Covid-19 movement restrictions. The council has compared road traffic casualties in the first 18 weeks of 2020 and 2019. All casualties fell by 40 per cent, from 643 (2019) to 383 (2020), while those killed or... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

CO2 ‘a bigger threat than Covid-19’ – TRL

Man-made climate change threatens to cause more havoc to lifestyles than Covid-19, according to the chief executive of TRL. “Climate change, unless mitigated, will make the havoc wrought by Covid-19 look like a (regulated, once a day) walk in the park,” said Paul Campion. “We have... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Social distancing helped virus control but cannot be the future

Ray Wilkes Shipley West Yorkshire BD18

Roger Davies gives an excellent guide to socially distanced transport (‘Every piece of our transport system will be changed forever by Covid-19’ Viewpoint LTT 15 May).  Reading between the lines, however, he implies a dystopian future where socially distanced hospitality and... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today Comment

We’re heading for climate catastrophe, no doubt about it

John Whitelegg Church Stretton, Shropshire

I was alarmed to read in your editorial comment (‘Climate Constraint’ LTT 15 May) statements that lend support to the case that there are uncertainties, doubts or defects on the science around climate change.   It is important that all those involved with trying to deliver zero... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today Comment
2.2m people shielding in England now able to spend time outdoors

2.2m people shielding in England now able to spend time outdoors

Mark Moran

People who have been “shielding” in England can now... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
Mapping tool gathers active travel suggestions in Edinburgh

Mapping tool gathers active travel suggestions in Edinburgh

A new online platform will let people share suggestions for creating safer spaces for walking, cycling and wheeling safely in Edinburgh as the current restrictions begin to be lifted. The Commonplace mapping tool is being used by City... continue

1 Jun 2020Parking Review News
Drivers willing change habits to keep lockdown's clean air, says AA

Drivers willing change habits to keep lockdown's clean air, says AA

Mark Moran

British drivers are prepared change their behaviour to maintain... continue

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1 Jun 2020Parking Review News
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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
'Stay Local' is message in Wales

'Stay Local' is message in Wales

Mark Moran

Plans to allow family and friends to meet outside have been unveiled by First Minister Mark... continue

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29 May 2020Parking Review News
Groups of six will be able to meet outdoors as English lockdown eases

Groups of six will be able to meet outdoors as English lockdown eases

Mark Moran

Groups of up to six people will be able to meet outside in England... continue

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28 May 2020Parking Review News
Scottish people can meet friends and family outside

Scottish people can meet friends and family outside

Mark Moran

Changes to Scotland’s lockdown restrictions... continue

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28 May 2020Parking Review News
Test and Protect contact tracing scheme launched in Scotland

Test and Protect contact tracing scheme launched in Scotland

Mark Moran

The Scottish Government launched its coronaviris contact... continue

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28 May 2020Parking Review News
Government launches NHS Test and Trace service in England

Government launches NHS Test and Trace service in England

Mark Moran

The new NHS Test and Trace service has been launched... continue

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28 May 2020Parking Review News
Tyre particles are contaminating rivers and ocean,  says University of Plymouth

Tyre particles are contaminating rivers and ocean, says University of Plymouth

Mark Moran

Particles released from vehicle tyres could be a significant and previously... continue

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28 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Scottish Government publishes guidance for passengers and transport sector

Scottish Government publishes guidance for passengers and transport sector

Mark Moran

The Scottish Government has published guidance for transport operators... continue

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27 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Prime Minister sets out timeline for retail to reopen

Prime Minister sets out timeline for retail to reopen

Mark Moran

High street shops, department stores and shopping... continue

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26 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Analysis of active travel social distancing compliance using video analytics

Analysis of active travel social distancing compliance using video analytics

In partnership with our technology partners Vivacity Labs, Tracsis can provide analysis of social distancing between people moving on foot and by bicycle. We achieve this while protecting personal identities using Artificial Intelligence analytics (AI) to process video footage collected using our own... continue

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26 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Coronavirus deaths among London bus workers to be reviewed

Coronavirus deaths among London bus workers to be reviewed

Mark Moran

Transport for London (TfL) has asked University College... continue

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22 May 2020Local Transport Today News

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