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28 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Journey apps can help the visually impaired

Aira, along with tech leaders Moovit and Azure Maps, have joined forces to make public transit in and around urban areas more inclusive for blind and low vision riders and others by bringing together the technological expertise of each company to remove barriers that people with vision loss face in... continue

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9 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
A stock take on planning for the Garden Communities programme reveals some 'uncertainty'

A stock take on planning for the Garden Communities programme reveals some 'uncertainty'

Large-scale new developments have a role in helping to meet housing needs, and have at times received formal Government support. The latest iteration – Garden Communities – was launched in 2014, and the programme now includes 49 projects extending across all regions of England. Consultancy Lichfields has reviewed all 49 Garden... continue

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9 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
Less affluent families tend to be less active

Less affluent families tend to be less active

Children from less affluent families are less likely to participate in physical activity than their wealthier peers, suggests new figures from Sport England. The data, from the... continue

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9 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Aberdeenshire ends free charging

Aberdeenshire Council is to start charging motorists for using its network of publicly accessible electric vehicle charging points.  About 25,000 charging events have taken place at Aberdeenshire’s charge points in the last 12 months, costing the council £36,847 for... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Cambs councils back ULEV taxis

All taxis licensed for the first time by Cambridge city and South Cambridgeshire district councils may soon have to be ultra-low or zero emission.  Cambridge City Council has introduced the requirement to its licensing policy from April 2020 and South Oxfordshire District councillors last... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Statements challenged

The health statements have been challenged by Paul Biggs, environment spokesman for the Alliance of British Drivers and a retired cancer researcher at the University of Birmingham. In a letter to the research team, Biggs says Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster have amongst the highest air... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Sestran orders transport studies

Sestran, the South East Scotland transport partnership, is commissioning a series of studies to inform the preparation of its new regional transport strategy. One contract will see consultants prepare a report on the key transport issues facing the region, and undertake some preliminary options... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
Working group sets out default 20mph limit plan for Wales

Working group sets out default 20mph limit plan for Wales

Andrew Forster

Emerging proposals for introducing a default 20mph speed... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Glasgow rolls out 20mph limits

Glasgow City Council plans to spend £4.35m over four years implementing signed-only 20mph limits across much of the city. Glasgow says it will adopt the principles behind the City of Edinburgh Council’s policy, with  20mph applying to roads “that are residential, main... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Bristol clarifies weight restriction

Bristol City Council is planning to introduce a 3.5-tonne weight restriction on Marlborough Street in the city centre as part of its clean air action plan. The council  clarified the proposal to LTT after saying last month that the restriction would apply to vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, contrary... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
Wales probes civil enforcement of pavement parking controls

Wales probes civil enforcement of pavement parking controls

A nationwide ban on pavement parking in Wales has been ruled out by a Government advisory group. Instead, it recommends tackling the problem by giving councils a new civil enforcement power.    Deputy minister for economy and... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

One million speed offences by 2022

The Metropolitan Police envisages being able to process one million speeding offences a year from 2022, borough association London Councils said this week. Julian Bell, chair of the London Councils transport and environment committee, told members of a meeting held last month with... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
TRANStech Awards 2020 return to the Royal Lancaster Hotel

TRANStech Awards 2020 return to the Royal Lancaster Hotel

Darryl Murdoch

The Second Annual TRANStech Awards has been confirmed to... continue

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2 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News
It’s hard to be healthy: our decision-makers need to do better – now

It’s hard to be healthy: our decision-makers need to do better – now

Take part in the 4th Annual Public Health & Sustainable Transport Summit next March to shape an urgent agenda for practical change. We can all help to make a significant difference to positive health outcomes through boosting the delivery of active travel and public... continue

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26 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Newcastle pupils are monitoring air quality and helping to inform urban planning

Newcastle pupils are monitoring air quality and helping to inform urban planning

A network of sensors are measuring levels of air pollution outside schools to give policymakers a more accurate picture of the air being breathed in by children. Led by Newcastle University in collaboration with Newcastle City Council, the sensors have been installed outside 22 schools located close to major roads... continue

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25 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Greater Manchester councils end free electric car charging

Greater Manchester councils end free electric car charging

Andrew Forster

Motorists in Greater Manchester will have to pay to use... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Council rules out EV cables across paths

West Sussex County Council has dropped a plan to allow residents to trail electricity cables across footways to charge electric cars. It has also ruled out charge points in lamp posts.  West Sussex’s draft EV strategy published earlier this year said that residents with on-street parking... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

BSI prepares private parking code

Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales may be required to give motorists up to a ten minute grace period before issuing an overstay fine under a new industry code being prepared by the British Standards Institution. A ten-minute grace period was introduced for all council car... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

MPs press DfT on moving traffic offence powers

The House of Commons transport committee has asked transport secretary Grant Shapps to clarify the Government’s position on giving English councils outside London the power to enforce moving traffic offences. Local authorities in England have long campaigned for the Government to implement... continue

22 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

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