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Call for new roads body for Scotland

Maintenance of local roads on Scotland’s mainland should be entrusted to 12 new authorities, Scottish Road Works Commissioner Angus Carmichael has told MSPs. This would strike a better balance between accountability and efficiency than the current “poor model”, where local... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News
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Motorway fatalities up by 19%

The number of people killed in road traffic accidents on Great Britain’s motorways in 2018 rose by 19% to 92, in comparison with the previous year, new data from the DfT says. The total number of fatalities on the roads, at 1,671, was approximately unchanged from the previous year, due... continue

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Rail tunnel dowry seen as ‘risible’

The UK Government has offered a “risible” dowry for the transfer of a disused railway tunnel, which campaigners hope to convert into a cycling and walking route, according to a minister. Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council supports the campaign to reopen the two-mile tunnel at the... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News
New road maintenance model for strategic routes in East of England

New road maintenance model for strategic routes in East of England

Highways England is to take charge of routine maintenance and the delivery of strategic routes in the East of England. This continues the roll-out across England of the Asset Delivery operating model, introduced in 2016, which so far covers the East Midlands,... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News
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Study raises questions over benefits of 20mph zones

There is compelling evidence that 20mph zones are effective at reducing the number and severity of road accidents and collisions, according to a collaborative study led by Queen's University Belfast. However, it is less clear if 20mph zones result in improved air quality, liveability or public... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh 20mph limit cuts speeds

The roll-out of 20mph limits across Edinburgh has resulted in “significant” drop in speeds, according to a report from the city council. Monitoring of 66 sites showed that speeds feel by 1.34mph on average, and by up to 2.41mph in some areas. Research has shown that every 1mph fall in... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News
Re-think of side road junction layouts needed to ensure priority for pedestrians

Re-think of side road junction layouts needed to ensure priority for pedestrians

Lucy Marstrand

The other day I saw a heavily pregnant woman walking across a side road... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Taxing issues

Transport and travel activities produce huge sums in terms of personal costs to users and commercial revenues to providers, as well as contributing very large amounts to national and local government kitties. It is a complex set of numbers, which are not always clear, and nor is the way they are... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News
CYCLOPS perpetuates flaws of traditional junction design

CYCLOPS perpetuates flaws of traditional junction design

Rik Andrew, London, SE6

With reference to Greater Manchester Authority’s... continue

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New faces at SE Wales Transport Commission

New faces at SE Wales Transport Commission

Peter Jones, Lynn Sloman and Elaine Seagriff are among seven people who have been appointed as members of the South East Wales Transport Commission, chaired by former... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News
Liftshare links up with AppyWay

Liftshare links up with AppyWay

Car sharing platform Liftshare has announced a new partnership with smart parking and intelligent mobility pioneers... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Electric chargepoints outnumber fuel pumps in UK, says Nissan

Electric chargepoints outnumber fuel pumps in UK, says Nissan

There are now almost 1,000 more public places to charge electric vehicles (EVs) than there are forecourts to pump petrol in the UK, carmaker Nissan reports. Britain’s first fuel station opened in November 1919 at Aldermaston in... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Vattenfall and NewMotion sign UK electric vehicle roaming agreement

Vattenfall and NewMotion sign UK electric vehicle roaming agreement

Smart charging provider NewMotion have signed a roaming agreement with Swedish energy group Vattenfall. The agreement will give drivers access to over 400 public charging points operated around the UK via a single app or charge card. Both companies are looking into... continue

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Ultra-fast electric vehicle charging for BP forecourts

Ultra-fast electric vehicle charging for BP forecourts

BP Chargemaster is developing a nationwide ultra-fast electric vehicle charging network by rolling out 150kW charger service stations across UK. Two of the new chargers have been installed at BP’s retail site... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review Products & Services

EV hubs planned for York drivers switch to electric

City of York Council has ambitions to developing electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs at park & ride sites and at York Hospital. Plans have been submitted for fast charging ‘hyper hubs’ at the Monks Cross and Poppleton Bar park & ride sites. A report prepared for a council... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Dundee plans to introduce EV charging fees

Dundee plans to introduce EV charging fees

Drivers of electric vehicles will start paying for their power if plans by Dundee City Council are approved. A membership scheme for city residents to apply for a 100%... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Government to invest in rapid EV chargers

Government to invest in rapid EV chargers

The Treasury has launched a £400m fund to bolster Britain’s electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, with the first £70m allocated for... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review News

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