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6 Aug 2020Local Transport Today News

Council traffic duty reviewed

The DfT is to review the Network Management Duty in the Traffic Management Act 2004 because of concern it does not align with current day policy objectives.  The duty requires highway authorities to ensure traffic moves freely on their roads. The DfT points out that it published new statutory... continue

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7 Aug 2020Local Transport Today News

Revamp to Highway Code

Drivers and  cyclists will have to give way to pedestrians waiting to cross a side road or junction under a proposed rule change to the Highway Code.  The Government has launched a consultation on changes to benefit active travel. it plans to introduce the notion of a hierarchy of road... continue

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7 Aug 2020Local Transport Today News

Virus favours one mode – and politicians should cater for it

Roger Davies, Kendal LA9

A leading retail leader has said that the virus has speeded up what was already underway in the retail sector. Things will not go back to the way they were. In my own case, in the space of four months we have moved from shopping every few days, to never needing to visit a shop again. And we... continue

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7 Aug 2020Local Transport Today Comment

LTT online discussion: Can we retain transport planners' skills?

The local transport sector has been highly disrupted and challenged with new issues by the Coronavirus pandemic.  How have the professionals involved been affected – both those employed in local government, consultants and service suppliers, and in the other parts of the... continue

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6 Aug 2020Local Transport Today News
Early lifting of UK border measures cost lives, claim MPs

Early lifting of UK border measures cost lives, claim MPs

Mark Moran

The spread of the pandemic in the UK was accelerated in... continue

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5 Aug 2020Parking Review News
Lockdown easing measures put on hold in England

Lockdown easing measures put on hold in England

Mark Moran

The further easing of coronavirus restrictions in England, which has been due to come in this weekend, has been postponed for at least two... continue

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31 Jul 2020Parking Review News
Restrictions placed on gatherings in North West England

Restrictions placed on gatherings in North West England

Mark Moran

New rules on social gatherings will be introduced in... continue

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31 Jul 2020Parking Review News
Business and Planning Act 2020: impacts on places, pavements and parking

Business and Planning Act 2020: impacts on places, pavements and parking

The Business and Planning Bill received Royal Assent on 22 July 2020, and introduced a series of urgent, mostly temporary measures intended to help businesses, particularly in the hard-hit hospitality and construction sectors, to get back to work safely and quickly. As part of the... continue

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30 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
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29 Jul 2020Parking Review 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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28 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
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
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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
Clampdown on noisy motorbikes gains pace post-lockdown

Clampdown on noisy motorbikes gains pace post-lockdown

Juliana O'Rourke

The lockdown experience in our cities has led many... continue

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26 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

Payments to be cut for cross-GLA bus routes

London Councils has published proposals to gradually withdraw special Covid-19 payments to non-TfL bus operators who provide routes entering Greater London. Seventeen bus operators provide 36 routes that straddle the Greater London Authority boundary. London boroughs normally reimburse them just... continue

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24 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News

Police clamp down on face coverings

Police officers in London have prevented more than 35,500 people travelling on buses since face coverings became mandatory, London transport commissioner Andy Byford reported this week. He said 127 fixed penalty notices had also been issued to passengers for not wearing a covering.... continue

24 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
Freight bodies criticise council for Sunday lorry ban proposal

Freight bodies criticise council for Sunday lorry ban proposal

Freight organisations this week criticised Hampshire County Council’s suggestion of banning lorry movements on Sundays and banning lorries from overtaking on motorways.   The proposals appear in the council’s carbon reduction... continue

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24 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News

Free chargepoint advice for councils

UK Power Networks is offering free advice about electric vehicle charging to local authorities in its operating area of London, the East of England and South East England. The company says its staff can advise councils on meeting demand for public charge points in the most efficient way. “If... continue

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24 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News

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