Traffic + Parking 2020: A virtual space for real debate

Traffic + Parking 2020: A virtual space for real debate

Mark Moran

The coronavirus pandemic has transformed the way in which we all live, work and play. In the professional world, the pandemic has dramatically changed the way in... continue

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13 Nov 2020Parking Review Opinion
Transport projects to benefit from £4bn Levelling Up Fund

Transport projects to benefit from £4bn Levelling Up Fund

Andrew Forster

The Chancellor this week  announced a new... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Vandals damage LTN traffic counters

Vandals have damaged automatic numberplate recognition (ANPR) cameras and traffic counting equipment installed in the London Borough of Hackney’s low traffic neighbourhood  (LTN) residential street closure schemes.  Jon Burke, Hackney’s cabinet member for energy, waste,... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
England’s coronavirus travel restrictions to be relaxed

England’s coronavirus travel restrictions to be relaxed

A limited recovery in travel demand across England is expected from 2 December when the national Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, that have been in place since 5 November, end.    Under the national... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Scots confined to travel in council areas

Residents in many parts of Scotland cannot travel beyond their local authority boundaries without a reasonable excuse under new laws introduced to tackle Covid-19. Regulations came into force in Scotland last week supporting the Scottish Government’s five levels of restriction to control the... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Colchester wants control over town centre private car parks

Colchester Borough Council has approved a new car parking strategy that proposes  gaining more control over privately operated car parks in the town centre.  The strategy is intended to  support the council’s climate emergency declaration. Parking charges will be used to... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Hertfordshire and Leicester give backing to pavement parking prohibition

Hertfordshire County Council and Leicester City Council have backed the idea of a pavement parking ban in England. The DfT’s pavement parking consultation presents three options for reform: simplifying the traffic regulation order process; allowing councils to enforce against... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Merton Tories attack ‘green’ parking fees

The Conservative opposition group on the London Borough of Merton has criticised the Labour administration’s plan to link parking charges to a vehicle’s nitrogen dioxide and carbon dioxide emissions (LTT 03 Apr). “It is clear that this is a money-making scheme that does not... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Shetlands trials lower speed limit

Shetland Islands Council is to trial lower speed limits as a way of supporting active travel on the A970 South Road on the south-western edge of Lerwick. Temporary traffic regulation orders will be used to lower the speed limit  on sections of the road from 60mph to 30, 40 and 50mph between... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

National road pricing: it should have happened 30 years ago

Brian Dalton Purley Surrey CR8

I see the idea of nationwide road pricing has come up again. My view is that it has come 30 years late. Road pricing should have been introduced, along with a number of other less intrusive changes, at the same time as bus deregulation.  The idea of charging drivers for road use is a good one... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today Comment
Why specify FORS in procurement contracts?

Why specify FORS in procurement contracts?

Paul Wilkes

FORS members are based across the whole of the UK, so organisations who specify FORS in contracts can take full advantage of... continue

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27 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Ealing to enforce Low Traffic Neighbourhoods using cameras

Ealing to enforce Low Traffic Neighbourhoods using cameras

Mark Moran

Ealing Council is to enforce its trial Low Traffic... continue

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26 Nov 2020Parking Review News
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25 Nov 2020Parking Review News
‘Tis the season to be jolly careful’ - PM

‘Tis the season to be jolly careful’ - PM

Mark Moran

National coronavirus restrictions will come end on 2 December, with England returning to local tiers, the Prime Minister... continue

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24 Nov 2020Parking Review News
Smart parking will be key to London's e-scooter trial – analysis shows how it could be implemented

Smart parking will be key to London's e-scooter trial – analysis shows how it could be implemented

Juliana O'Rourke

E-scooter rental will be available in London from spring 2021, thanks to a new trial announced... continue

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19 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Takeaways, markets, stalls and alfresco dining: relaxed planning conditions extended

Takeaways, markets, stalls and alfresco dining: relaxed planning conditions extended

Juliana O'Rourke

The government has announced extensions to a series of temporary planning... continue

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19 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Lambeth extends APCOA Parking contract

Lambeth extends APCOA Parking contract

Mark Moran

London Borough of Lambeth has extended APCOA Parking’s contract for a further four-year period. APCOA has... continue

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16 Nov 2020Parking Review News

Travel restrictions reimposed to fight Covid

Travel demand has fallen further following the Government’s imposition of new restrictions on travel, businesses and social gatherings in England to slow a second wave of Covid-19. The restrictions introduced on Thursday 5 November include: the closure of all non-essential retail, bars,... continue

16 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Manchester prepares LTN trial after ending residents’ control

Manchester City Council is reviewing feedback to a consultation on a low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) scheme in south Manchester that the council had to rescue this summer after the original plans provoked acrimony between residents.  The £2.5m Levenshulme and Burnage Active Neighbourhood... continue

16 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
The urgent case for more walking and cycling in the UK: evidence to support LTNs

The urgent case for more walking and cycling in the UK: evidence to support LTNs

Juliana O'Rourke

The Walking and Cycling Alliance, comprising Bicycle Association, British... continue

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16 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
New analysis 'recommends that London boroughs without LTNs introduce them'

New analysis 'recommends that London boroughs without LTNs introduce them'

Juliana O'Rourke

An analysis of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) has been published... continue

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16 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

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