Cycle infrastructure must 'sharply improve': new DfT design guidance published

Cycle infrastructure must 'sharply improve': new DfT design guidance published

Juliana O'Rourke

The latest local transport note, LTN 1/20, provides guidance to local authorities. Transport Minister Grant Shapps said: 'As the Prime Minister said when he launched the Government’s ambitious plan for cycling in July 2020,... continue

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28 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
Raleigh launches eCargo bikes

Raleigh launches eCargo bikes

Raleigh’s E-Cargo range will support both individuals and companies by allowing items to be transported... continue

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3 Aug 2020Local Transport Today News
Incentives for travellers to use quieter trains

Incentives for travellers to use quieter trains

Esoterix Systems, a Bristol-based intelligent mobility company, has secured £380,000 funding to accelerate the development of technology that will underpin fairer fares on rail. The... continue

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3 Aug 2020Local Transport Today News
Transport after the first Covid-wave: what customers want now and how to respond

Transport after the first Covid-wave: what customers want now and how to respond

Dr Felicity Heathcote-Marcz

In the fourth article in Atkins’ “Reopen, recover, reimagine”... continue

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31 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
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30 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
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29 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
Cyclists and walkers will top Highway Code’s road user hierarchy

Cyclists and walkers will top Highway Code’s road user hierarchy

Mark Moran

Proposed revisions to the Highway Code would create a... continue

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Gear Change strategy puts walking and cycling centre stage

Gear Change strategy puts walking and cycling centre stage

Mark Moran

Thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, an... continue

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28 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
Data discoverability during disruption

Data discoverability during disruption

Nick Mather and Paul Jackson

Economic challenges: The obvious economic impact creates one of the biggest data challenges facing the transport... continue

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28 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
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27 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
Bringing payments and transport together in harmony

Bringing payments and transport together in harmony

Venceslas Cartier

And as there’s a wealth of benefits to... continue

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27 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
Dott secures e-scooter contract in Paris

Dott secures e-scooter contract in Paris

Dott, the European micro-mobility company, has been chosen as one of only three companies authorised to operate e-scooters in Paris. The announcement follows a... continue

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27 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
Public 'overwhelmingly' back new measures to encourage walking and cycling, despite recent backlash

Public 'overwhelmingly' back new measures to encourage walking and cycling, despite recent backlash

New data from YouGov research reveals that the public is overwhelmingly in favour of measures to encourage walking and cycling with 6.5 people supporting changes to their local streets for every 1 person against. This news comes despite The Guardian recently reported that English councils were ‘backpedalling on cycling schemes after Tory backlash’. Analysis of the data by an... continue

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26 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
Let's get serious about climate change...

Let's get serious about climate change...

Laurence Oakes-Ash

At the end of last year, Laurence Oakes-Ash, CEO, City Science, gave a presentation to the South West Transport Board on... continue

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26 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
New Active Streets Assessment Tool enables rapid active travel prioritisation

New Active Streets Assessment Tool enables rapid active travel prioritisation

Highway Authorities across much of England are required to submit bids for the second tranche of funding for active travel measures worth £180m. Bid submissions must be made by 7th August, leaving authorities little time to produce the required evidence to support their bids. The Active Streets... continue

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24 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
Wales votes to make 20mph the default urban limit

Wales votes to make 20mph the default urban limit

Wales looks likely to become the first part of the UK to make 20mph the default speed limit on restricted roads after the Welsh Parliament supported the idea last week.   Assembly Members... continue

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24 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News

Active travel corridor for south Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council is developing a £2m programme of walking/cycling route improvements in the south of the city between Cameron Toll shopping centre and the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, along the A7 Old Dalkeith Road. Actions include a three-metre-wide bi-directional cycleway,... continue

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24 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News

Councils backs down in battle over rail freight interchange

A major barrier to building a  new rail-served freight depot in Hertfordshire appears to have been removed, with St Alban City & District Council agreeing to revise its local plan to support the proposal. The strategic rail freight interchange (SRFI) facility is proposed for the former... continue

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24 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News

Lack of support for road irks HE

Highways England’s frustration at the lack of vocal support for a controversial road scheme on Merseyside is revealed in information released following a Freedom of Information request. The A5036 Port of Liverpool access scheme is a proposed dual carriageway between Princess Way, near the... continue

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24 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News

Cost of Wisbech rail re-opening rises

The estimated cost of reopening the Wisbech to March railway has risen from £218.5m to £230.5m (2019 prices), without optimism bias, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has reported. The increase reflects updated utility diversion costs and adjustments to risk... continue

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