'Crack LCWIP to support a life less sedentary' says ITP's Taylor

'Crack LCWIP to support a life less sedentary' says ITP's Taylor

Neil Taylor

Last year saw the publication of the Department for Transport’s eagerly anticipated Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. This has since been accompanied by guidance to local... continue

13 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Meerkats take over Route 1 in Crawley

Meerkats take over Route 1 in Crawley

Mark Moran

Meerkats can now be seen travelling around the streets of Crawley, on the side of a bus. The bus was... continue

20 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Multi-national companies back Climate Group's EV100 campaign

Multi-national companies back Climate Group's EV100 campaign

Mark Moran

An international business campaign designed to fast-track... continue

20 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
20 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
SEDRIC concept car will drive VW's journey to becoming mobility services provider

SEDRIC concept car will drive VW's journey to becoming mobility services provider

Mark Moran

Volkswagen has signalled its ambition to move vehicle manufacturer to an... continue

20 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
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Vehicle fleet managers are anxious about alternative fuels investment

Vehicle fleet managers are anxious about alternative fuels investment

Mark Moran

Businesses are suffering anxiety about the investment required to... continue

20 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
20 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Scottish cities win £22.5m funding for active travel projects

Scottish cities win £22.5m funding for active travel projects

Five active travel schemes have been awarded funding totalling £22.5m by the Scottish government. The shortlisted projects, to be delivered by charity Sustrans, will receive 50% of the total costs. Two of the schemes are in Edinburgh... continue

19 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Smarter charging could meet demand for electric vehicle charging, reports Electric Nation

Smarter charging could meet demand for electric vehicle charging, reports Electric Nation

Mark Moran

The initial findings of the Electric Nation trial suggest that smart charging could be a... continue

19 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Electric vehicles will be cars of choice by 2022, driver survey suggests

Mark Moran

More than half of British motorists expect their main car to be electric within the next five years, according to a survey. The poll of 1,000 car owners was conducted by Total EV, a new website covering the electric vehicle and hybrid markets.  ]The survey revealed: 51% of British... continue

19 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Cyclist who killed pedestrian sent to youth offenders' institution

Mark Moran

A cyclist who knocked over and killed a woman in London, has been sentenced to 18 months in a young offenders' institution. Charlie Allison was cleared of manslaughter but found guilty of bodily harm by "wanton or furious driving". Charlie Alliston was travelling on a fixed-wheel track bike that... continue

19 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
18 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Mayor asks broadcasters to give Londoners air quality updates

Mayor asks broadcasters to give Londoners air quality updates

Mark Moran

The Mayor of London is asking TV and radio broadcasters to... continue

18 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Car industry banks on scrappage schemes to boost sales

Car industry banks on scrappage schemes to boost sales

Patrick McDonnell

A number of car-makers have launched... continue

18 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Analysis of cycling commuters is key to getting more people in the saddle

Analysis of cycling commuters is key to getting more people in the saddle

In the twentieth century, planning for the city was about planning for the car. In recent years, however, the true impact of this approach has become only too apparent. From a changing global climate to the obesity epidemic, an over-reliance on the private automobile is driving many of the... continue

18 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

DfT studies if new technology can replace paper-based NTS

Andrew Forster

The DfT is reviewing the findings of two studies into how technology could be used in the National Travel Survey (NTS). Moving away from a paper-based survey may, however, lead to a break in the survey’s time series.   The NTS currently collects  data about household travel patterns... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

M4 relief road ‘at odds with the law’

The Welsh Government’s preparations for the M4 relief road risk “permanently damaging the spirit” of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, according to a fresh intervention in the road’s public inquiry by the official appointed to ensure the legislation is... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

The guesswork behind Michael Gove’s fossil fuel car ban

Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-Watch, Northampton NN2

The figure of 29,000 deaths attributed to particulates that sparked the Great Dirty Diesel Scare is cited in the summary to the 2010 report The mortality effects of long-term exposure to particulate matter in the United Kingdom published by COMEAP, the Government’s Committee on the Medical... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today Comment
Retail sales up 5.29% at Network Rail stations

Retail sales up 5.29% at Network Rail stations

Retail sales at stations managed by Network Rail increased 5.29% between April and June 2017, according to new quarterly results released today. This compares favourably to British... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
A driverless car to the Chilterns, via Sheffield

A driverless car to the Chilterns, via Sheffield

Mile Crowhurst, Garforth, Leeds LS25

I have a few quick thoughts on some recent articles in LTT.  Iain Reeve’s Viewpoint piece about driverless cars struck a chord with... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Politicians ought to keep clear of high-speed trains

Roger Davies, Kendal LA9

It bothers me no end when I see politicians getting on high-speed trains. It reminds me of the early days of David Cameron’s premiership when he took to leaving meetings at the EU with the words “I’ve a train to catch.” Others must have thought “Is he really the Prime... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today Comment

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