£500m funding support for English councils

£500m funding support for English councils

Mark Moran

The Government has announced £500m of support for English councils and a package of measures to mitigate the impact of lost income from charges such as car parks. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) says the £500m is unringfenced because that councils are... continue

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England prepares for pub reopenings on 4 July

England prepares for pub reopenings on 4 July

Mark Moran

Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas will reopen on Saturday 4 July in what is the biggest easing of lockdown restrictions in... continue

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‘Stay local' rule to be lifted in Wales

‘Stay local' rule to be lifted in Wales

Mark Moran

The requirement to stay local in Wales will be lifted from Monday 6 July, First Minister Mark Drakeford has... continue

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Face coverings made compulsory on public transport in Northern Ireland

Mark Moran

Relaxations to coronavirus restrictions in Northern Ireland that are due to take effect over the coming days have been ratified by the NI Executive. The executive has agreed that the use of face coverings on public transport will be mandatory from Friday 10 July. Guidance and exemptions will be... continue

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3 Jul 2020Parking Review News
English international travel corridors revealed

English international travel corridors revealed

Mark Moran

Passengers returning to or visiting England from countries such as Germany, Greece, France, Italy and Spain will no longer need to... continue

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English schools and colleges to reopen in full in September

English schools and colleges to reopen in full in September

Mark Moran

Current restrictions on group sizes will be lifted to... continue

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Rental e-scooter trials to go ahead from 4 July

Rental e-scooter trials to go ahead from 4 July

New regulations allowing trials of rental e-scooters will come into force on Saturday 4 July 2020, Transport Minister Rachel Maclean has announced. The first trials are expected to begin... continue

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DfT updates traffic order guidance

DfT updates traffic order guidance

This guidance applies to the Traffic Orders Procedure (Coronavirus) (amendment) (England) regulations 2020 (Statutory Instrument No.... continue

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29 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
Kent gets £1.6m in active travel funds and declares 20's Plenty for Faversham

Kent gets £1.6m in active travel funds and declares 20's Plenty for Faversham

Juliana O'Rourke

Kent County Council has welcomed news that government has awarded it... continue

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Harmonised signage for Herts 20mph

Hertfordshire County Council is setting a consistent policy for signage in its 20mph areas, to reduce public confusion. National policy distinguishes between 20mph limits, which require signs every 200 metres but no traffic calming, and 20mph zones, which are self-enforcing areas with engineering... continue

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More average speed cams for Coventry

Coventry City Council is to install average speed enforcement cameras on more roads. The council has approved installations on Longford Road, Bell Green Road, Burnaby Road and Sky Blue Way. Cameras were installed on London Road and Ansty Road in January 2019 and on Binley Road and Henley Road at... continue

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Birmingham’s default 20mph plan rejected

The DfT has rejected Birmingham City Council’s request to pilot default 20mph limits on urban roads.   Birmingham has already implemented signed-only 20mph limits in large parts of the city but said a default 20mph limit would “significantly” reduce the implementation costs... continue

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10mph advisory limits mooted for Stockport district centres

Temporary road closures, timed closures of streets outside schools, new cycle lanes, and advisory 10mph speed limits are among the Covid-19 social distancing traffic management measures being implemented by councils across the country. Gloucestershire County Council has installed water-filled... continue

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LTT Online Reader Discussion report

Future of car travel discussion focuses on a new balance in personal mobility

LTT Online Reader Discussion report Future of car travel discussion focuses on a new balance in personal mobility

There was surprising unanimity amongst the five panellists at last week’s LTT online discussion about how the car fits into the UK’s changing travel patterns. Even the representative of car maker Nissan, Peter Stephens, its head of UK external and government, recognised that traditional approaches to car ownership and use were disappearing, and a more flexible and sustainable model of travel choices emerging. Nick Reed, the former head of mobility... continue

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Major incident declared after thousands flock to Dorset beaches

Major incident declared after thousands flock to Dorset beaches

Mark Moran

A major incident was declared after thousands of people... continue

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Also coming soon… a bespoke platform for serious discussion of transport issues

The exciting new LTT discussion platform to be unveiled shortly has been designed to our own specification to present ‘longform’ serious articles on local transport topics in the most effective way, and to encourage continuing interactive dialogue about the subject matter. It will carry articles authored... continue

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