Challenging the dominant mobility paradigm

Challenging the dominant mobility paradigm

Sandy Moller

In the 1970s, the seeds of the Netherlands’ envious bicycling culture were sown on the back of the ‘perfect storm’; the OECD oil crisis, the Stop De Kindermoord road safety protest and an impassioned debate driven by environmental and political activism. Enter 2020. The UK public... continue

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19 Feb 2020Local Transport Today News
New anti-idling and clean air guidance launched

New anti-idling and clean air guidance launched

The British Lung Foundation (BLF) and the National Education Union (NEU) has produced new national guidance for school staff on how to reduce air pollution. Created with support from... continue

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18 Feb 2020Local Transport Today News
Longer life 'not a problem to be tackled but a goal to be pursued' via healthy lifestyles

Longer life 'not a problem to be tackled but a goal to be pursued' via healthy lifestyles

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care addressed the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity at the launch of their longer, healthier lives strategy. A new report, The Health of the Nation: A Strategy for Healthier Longer Lives, was published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Longevity. It found that women in the UK are... continue

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14 Feb 2020Local Transport Today News
Ministers reshuffled: Berry, Freeman and Ghani go

Ministers reshuffled: Berry, Freeman and Ghani go

Jake Berry, who represents Darwen and Rossendale in East Lancashire, has announced he is stepping down as the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth Minister. Transport secretary Grant Shapps has... continue

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13 Feb 2020Parking Review News
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Short-term competition funding for urban transport networks 'inefficient and costly'

Short-term competition funding for urban transport networks 'inefficient and costly'

Excessive reliance by Government on short-term competition funding for the long-term task of transforming urban transport networks is inefficient and costly, according to a new report by the Urban Transport Group, the UK’s network of city region transport authorities. The report - The Local Transport Lottery – is based on... continue

12 Feb 2020Local Transport Today News
Current funding will only achieve 40% of active travel ambitions, says report

Current funding will only achieve 40% of active travel ambitions, says report

The all-party parliamentary group for cycling and walking (APPGCW) has announced, in collaboration with its 80 member groups, its manifesto for cycling and walking. Ruth Cadbury MP, the group's Co-Chair, wrote in The Guardian: 'Active travel is one of the simplest lifestyle choices that individuals... continue

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A call for more European unity on lorry parking security

A call for more European unity on lorry parking security

The growing number of thefts from parked trucks across Europe has prompted an organisation that coordinates action against cargo theft to reach out to the European Union. The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA)... continue

11 Feb 2020Parking Review News
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Merriman elected by MPs to chair Commons transport committee

Merriman elected by MPs to chair Commons transport committee

Members of Parliament elected Conservative MP for Bexhill & Battle Huw Merriman as chair of the transport select committee for this Parliament. He will formally take up the position once the remaining members of the committee are named... continue

10 Feb 2020Parking Review News

Parking in Birmingham set for re-think

Deniz Huseyin

Parking policies in Birmingham are to be revised to encourage more journeys on bike, foot or by public transport and to manage parking so that it “supports an efficient network while delivering sustainable growth”. Birmingham’s city council’s Supplementary Planning Document... continue

10 Feb 2020Parking Review News
Opinion divided as to whether HS2 and Heathrow expansion will go ahead

Opinion divided as to whether HS2 and Heathrow expansion will go ahead

Rik Thomas

DELIBERATION?ON the fate of two major infrastructure schemes–... continue

7 Feb 2020Local Transport Today Media Monitor
City designs that reduce reliance on cars are 'critical'

City designs that reduce reliance on cars are 'critical'

City designs that can reduce reliance on cars, without reducing population mobility, are critical for mitigating many of this century’s most pressing environmental and public health concerns. So says Jason Thompson,... continue

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7 Feb 2020Local Transport Today News
New study analyses potential health impact of self-driving cars

New study analyses potential health impact of self-driving cars

What impact will self-driving cars have on public health? The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) has taken part in a study that analysed the potential risks and benefits of autonomous vehicles for public health.  The conclusions of... continue

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Greengauge 21 urges changes to key aspects of HS2 project

Greengauge 21 urges changes to key aspects of HS2 project

Andrew Forster

Greengauge 21 has called for changes to the HS2... continue

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EV cables on footways ‘may be necessary for CO2 emergency’

Andrew Forster

The public may have to accept electric vehicle charging cables running across footpaths as a consequence of council climate emergency declarations, a London borough has suggested.  The London Borough of Hounslow is to consult on a pilot scheme allowing residents with on-street parking to trail... continue

7 Feb 2020Local Transport Today News

Electric buses ‘not suited to rural life’

Electric buses may be difficult to deploy in rural areas because they are too inflexible, a trial in Wales found. Denbighshire County Council in north Wales was awarded DfT funding in 2017 for four electric buses that would operate in rural parts of the county. The funding was not drawn down,... continue

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S Yorks climate chief will lead attempt to cut travel by 25%

The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority is to appoint a climate change commissioner to lead work on achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040, including cutting travel demand by 25 per cent by 2030.  The combined authority has employed consultant Ricardo to assess the... continue

7 Feb 2020Local Transport Today News

EEH funds climate research

England’s Economic Heartland has commissioned work on a regional approach to transport decarbonisation. The project will be undertaken by the University of Oxford’s Environment Change Institute and DAFNI (the Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure to advance UK... continue

7 Feb 2020Local Transport Today News

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