15 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Renewed calls for road pricing after May freezes fuel duty

Renewed calls for road pricing after May freezes fuel duty

Rhodri Clark

Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement that fuel... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Bristol presses for workplace parking levy and C-charge

Bristol presses for workplace parking levy and C-charge

Mark Moran

Bristol City Council has suggested introducing a... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh to get citywide EV charging network

Plans for an electric vehicle charging network across Edinburgh have been approved by the city’s transport and environment committee. Edinburgh has more than 23% of all licensed electric vehicles in Scotland. The City of Edinburgh Council and Transport Scotland commissioned the Energy Savings... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Worst polluting vehicles to pay £50 daily charge in Leeds

Worst polluting vehicles to pay £50 daily charge in Leeds

Deniz Huseyin

Leeds City Council is set to introduce a Clean Air... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
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Ofo pulls out of London boroughs

Dockless bike hire firm Ofo has announced it is pulling out of the London boroughs of Waltham Forest, Richmond, Wandsworth and Redbridge as well as half of Southwark. The Chinese firm said the boroughs do not attract enough users and are “more complicated to manage by our teams”.... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Crackdown on taxis in Clean Air Zones

The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is seeking information from councils on taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) entering or moving within a Clean Air Zone. Councils in England and Wales will be required to share certain details on licensed taxis and PHVs to a central... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Bulldozing homes proposed to tackle roadside air pollution

Demolishing houses along one of Britain’s most polluted roads has emerged as one of the best options in a study to address air quality problems. In 2016, it was revealed that A472 Hafod-yr-ynys Road, in the South Wales Valleys, suffered the highest concentrations of roadside nitrogen dioxide... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Rise in crime reported on transport network

Crimes on the rail network have risen by 17%, according to figures released by the British Transport Police (BTP) in its annual report. The BTP said that there were some 61,159 crimes in England, Scotland and Wales, in 2017/18 compared with 52,235 in 2016/17 period. Despite fluctuations in rates... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Government orders councils to take urgent steps to tackle high NO2 levels

Eight councils have persistently high nitrogen dioxide (NO2) limits, which must be addressed urgently, says a new report from the DfT and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. The report offers an update on the National Air Quality Plan, which requires 33 councils to submit studies... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Five claims against Heathrow runway

Plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport received a setback in early October when the High Court gave permission for five separate claims against the runway to proceed to a full judicial review. The cases will be heard in March next year and the court could rule the plans unlawful in their... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Thames Crossing will feature UK’s longest road tunnel

Thames Crossing will feature UK’s longest road tunnel

Deniz Huseyin

The Highways Agency has published revised plans for... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

New awards from Highways Agency

Highways England has launched a new set of awards championing the best aspects of the highways sector. The Highway England Awards aim to showcase individuals teams, projects and companies. Nominations are now open to all Highways England employees, its suppliers and their supply chain (including... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Liverpool flyovers closure would ‘cut dominance of car’

Liverpool flyovers closure would ‘cut dominance of car’

Rhodri Clark

The closure of a pair of flyovers in central Liverpool... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Future of Port Talbot M4 slip road in doubt

Rhodri Clark

Closure of an M4 slip road in Port Talbot, trialled amid controversy several years ago, could become permanent to help achieve air quality improvements, the Welsh Government has said. The trial closure at Junction 41 in 2014/15 appeared to improve traffic flow on the M4 but triggered many... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Bill could legitimise pavement parking, says Transform Scotland

The Transport (Scotland) Bill as currently drafted will legitimise pavement parking in busy commercial areas, according to Transform Scotland. The Bill includes a section that would prohibit parking on footways to facilitate movement by pedestrians, wheelchair users and others. However, Transform... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
‘Introducing road user charge need not be political suicide’

‘Introducing road user charge need not be political suicide’

Jonas Eliasson

Stockholm’s congestion charge scheme has proved... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Features
Travel behaviour campaigns must use social media to highlight health benefits

Travel behaviour campaigns must use social media to highlight health benefits

Martin Higgitt

I’ve done my fair share of travel behaviour change programmes in my... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

An unhelpful wheeze

Local authorities given the responsiblity of tackling the unhealthy consequences of vehicle emissions could be forgiven for wondering if the prime minister is on their side. The government’s chosen approach to addressing the issue of breaches in air quality limits has been to pass the buck to... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

DfT must address true extent of HGV risk on minor roads

Darren Shirley Campaign for Better Transport London N1

Government statistics confirm that urban and rural roads are more dangerous than motorways (ref Road deaths stable but casualties decline) and the latest report on the Department for Transport (DfT) trial of 7ft longer lorries, issued on 19 September 2018, reveals that 38 percent of journeys are... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today Comment

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