Private vehicle ban on Bristol Bridge is made permanent

Private vehicle ban on Bristol Bridge is made permanent

by Deniz Huseyin

A trial that banned private vehicles from Bristol Bridge and some nearby routes has been made permanent after the council noted improvements to air quality and bus... continue

27 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News
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28 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News
TDP ‘not about stopping people doing things’, says Shapps

TDP ‘not about stopping people doing things’, says Shapps

Juliana O’Rourke

There is little mention in the Transport Decarbonisation... continue

27 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

‘EV charging network will meet the needs of users’

The move towards a zero-emission fleet of cars, vans, motorcycles and scooters will be supported by the Government “through a package of financial and non-financial incentives”, says the TDP. It promises that it will “lead by example with 25% of the Government car fleet ultra-low... continue

27 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

Harassment of female cyclists ‘should be reported’

Rhodri Clark

Verbal harassment of female cyclists by people in passing vehicles should be reported to police to reduce the sense of impunity which some car occupants feel, says Prof Rachel Aldred of the University of Westminster. As efforts are made to encourage more women and girls to cycle, there are concerns... continue

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27 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News

NI’s parking rules ‘bizarre’ say retailers

Retailers in Northern Ireland are calling for an end to the Department for Infrastructure’s “bizarre” control over on-street car parking. Local authorities manage off-street parking but Retail NI, representing independent retailers, believes the DFI’s involvement is damaging... continue

27 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News
Regional leadership must be at heart of decarbonising transport

Regional leadership must be at heart of decarbonising transport

James Golding-Graham

The Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP)... continue

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27 Jul 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Will UK power grid be able to drive green transport?

Kevin Bell Womble Bond Dickinson Newcastle NE2

The Government's groundbreaking plans to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport sets out a pathway for the whole transport sector to reach net zero by 2050. Part of the prime minister's Ten Point Plan, the measures look to achieve cleaner air, healthier communities and new 'green' jobs. There... continue

27 Jul 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Transport Decarbonisation Plan lacks game-changing measures

Professor John Whitelegg Foundation for Integrated Transport Shrewsbury SY3

The Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan is a failure. It does not deliver decarbonisation and it is carefully crafted to ignore the very large game-changing measures that will decarbonise transport.   Those measures are: Cancel all new road building immediately and switch all... continue

27 Jul 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Vehicle taxation must be replaced with road pricing

Silviya Barrett Campaign for Better Transport London EC4

The Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan published on 14 July is a bold and ambitious plan, which identifies public transport and active travel as key to decarbonising the transport sector.  There is a lot that we are happy to welcome, such as the proposed zero emission vehicles... continue

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Ministers promise more truck parking and simpler HGV driver training

Ministers promise more truck parking and simpler HGV driver training

Mark Moran

An increase in the provision of official lorry parking is among a... continue

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24 Jul 2021Parking Review News
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Charging EVs should be as simple as filling up with petrol or diesel, says CMA

Charging EVs should be as simple as filling up with petrol or diesel, says CMA

Mark Moran

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has set out measures to ensure a... continue

23 Jul 2021EVolution News
Metro mayors back mandatory mask wearing on public transport

Metro mayors back mandatory mask wearing on public transport

Mark Moran

Five of England’s metro mayors call for face masks to... continue

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15 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News
Mayor of South Yorkshire mandates face coverings in bus stations

Mayor of South Yorkshire mandates face coverings in bus stations

Mark Moran

Face coverings will remain mandatory in bus stations and... continue

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14 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News
West Yorkshire mayor makes face coverings compulsory at bus stations

West Yorkshire mayor makes face coverings compulsory at bus stations

Mark Moran

The Mayor of West Yorkshire has mandated the use of face coverings... continue

14 Jul 2021Local Transport Today News
Masks will be mandatory on Manchester Metrolink

Masks will be mandatory on Manchester Metrolink

Mark Moran

Passengers on Manchester’s Metrolink will have to continue to wear a face covering unless exempt when government restrictions are... continue

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