Transport is not gender-neutral: could catering for women's trips reduce car dependency?

Transport is not gender-neutral: could catering for women's trips reduce car dependency?

Juliana O'Rourke

It is now well established that transport is not gender-neutral. Women and men have different mobility realities. Global research by organisations such as the UN show that women tend to have more complex patterns of mobility characterised by trip chaining (making... continue

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23 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
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
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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
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24 Nov 2020Parking Review News
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AQEG launches call for evidence on modelling fine particulate matter (PM2.5)

AQEG launches call for evidence on modelling fine particulate matter (PM2.5)

The government’s Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) has launched a call for evidence on modelling fine particulate matter (PM2.5) concentrations in England. Defra would ask the research community to support the UK government in its efforts to reduce air pollution through the development of air... continue

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20 Nov 2020Local Transport Today 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
Hydrogen gains further traction in the future transport energy mix

Hydrogen gains further traction in the future transport energy mix

Juliana O'Rourke

A zero emissions pre-production bus will run on green hydrogen... 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
#8Investments toolkit provides a roadmap for physical activity investment

#8Investments toolkit provides a roadmap for physical activity investment

Juliana O'Rourke

The International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) has... continue

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17 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Two new NZ reports identify barriers and motivators to walking

Two new NZ reports identify barriers and motivators to walking

Juliana O'Rourke

Research published recently by Kantar for the NZ Transport... continue

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17 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
PM and Shapps take on critics of active travel with £175m pot

PM and Shapps take on critics of active travel with £175m pot

Andrew Forster

The Prime Minister and transport secretary Grant Shapps this... continue

16 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Weekend pedestrianisation boosts takings of cafes and bars

Weekend pedestrianisation boosts takings of cafes and bars

The London Borough of Wandsworth has hailed the impact of weekend closures of  high streets to vehicular traffic, saying the actions boosted trade in the cafes, restaurants and bars.  Wandsworth introduced temporary... continue

16 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

TfL warms to ANPR for LTNs

Transport for London is looking more favourably at the use of automatic numberplate recognition (ANPR) cameras to enforce ‘low traffic neighbourhood’ residential street closures after the emergency services expressed concern that bollards and planters hamper their ability to reach... continue

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Judge approves Ealing LTN legal review

Opponents of low traffic neighbourhood residential street closures in the London Borough of Ealing have been granted the right to bring a judicial review challenge against the council.  The case is being brought by Ealing Residents Against Low Traffic Neighbourhoods.  Mr Justice Holgate,... continue

16 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Shapps gives a green light for A303 tunnel past Stonehenge

Transport secretary Grant Shapps this week overruled planning inspectors and authorised construction of a tunnel for the A303 past the Stonehenge prehistoric stone circle in Wiltshire.  Barring a successful legal challenge from opponents, the decision brings to an end decades of debate about... continue

16 Nov 2020Local Transport Today 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

Edinburgh reveals next tranche of temporary active travel measures

Councillors in Edinburgh this week voted in favour of a further major programme of temporary measures to benefit active travel, including segregated cycle lanes and widened pavements.   The changes affect four radial routes and are funded by the council’s £5m Spaces for People... continue

16 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Sustrans’ influence in Scotland put in the spotlight

Questions about the influence of active travel charity Sustrans on transport policy and practice in Scotland have been raised in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.  New campaign group Get Edinburgh Moving (GEM), which was formed to fight a low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) scheme in East Craigs, has... continue

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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
Aberdeen’s footway extensions win praise

Aberdeen’s footway extensions win praise

Aberdeen City Council has voiced satisfaction with almost 150 timber footway extensions implemented in the city using Covid-19 emergency traffic management... continue

16 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

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