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New greenspace and wellbeing guide for housing associations

Greenspace and Wellbeing: A Good Practice Guide for Housing Associations, has been published by Linc Cymru in Wales. Housing associations are well placed to help deliver benefits from access to the outdoors and green space, and this guide is a good starting point for housing associations who want... continue

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Eastern Highways Alliance invites bids for future framework

On behalf of the Eastern Highways Alliance (EHA), Essex County Council, will be seeking Contractors to undertake Highways Works including Structural Work, Surfacing, Road Works and Capital Schemes forHighways. Details are available online A bidders event will be held at 9am on the 21st January... continue

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17 Jan 2020Parking Review News

Landowners want voice to be heard on regulation of private land

A coalition of businesses is urging the government to listen to the property sector’s views on the new code of practice for parking on private land. In a letter sent to the local government minister Luke Hall, representatives of Morrisons, British Land and Welcome Break warned that weakening... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
How the car made the modern world... and where is it driving next?

How the car made the modern world... and where is it driving next?

The car was the driving force that accelerated the pace of life in the 20th century. This is the central idea of a new exhibition being staged at the V&A in London. The retrospective brings together a selection of cars that have never been on display in the... continue

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Government to introduce free NHS hospital parking across England for patients, staff and carers in ‘most need’

Disabled people, frequent outpatient attenders, parents of sick children staying overnight, staff working night shifts and those regularly needing appointments will not have to pay for NHS car parking from April 2020, says the government. Hospital parking emerged as an issue during the general... continue

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Let’s be street smart

Let’s be street smart

Joe Wills

With changing travel trends and technologies placing growing... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review Features

Diesel buses face ban from city bus lanes

Cambridgeshire County Council wants to ban non-electric buses from using the county’s bus lanes as part of plans to improve air quality.  “As the Conservative administration at the county council, we intend to increase pressure on bus companies to swap to electric vehicles, by... continue

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Berkeley’s alternative plan to HS2 is flawed, says consultant

Berkeley’s alternative plan to HS2 is flawed, says consultant

Lord Berkeley, the deputy chair of the Government’s review into HS2, has called on ministers to axe most of the project and focus instead on upgrading capacity on existing lines in the Midlands and north of England.  The final... continue

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End your fascination with road user charges, Cambs tells city

End your fascination with road user charges, Cambs tells city

Andrew Forster

Cambridgeshire County Council’s leader has called on... continue

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How to clean up air without charging drivers

How to clean up air without charging drivers

The ruling Conservative administration on Cambridgeshire County Council has presented a package of actions to improve the county’s air quality without  imposing... continue

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Axe HS2 and upgrade existing lines instead, says Berkeley

Axe HS2 and upgrade existing lines instead, says Berkeley

Andrew Forster

When transport secretary Grant Shapps appeared before... continue

10 Jan 2020Local Transport Today News

A flawed critique and flawed solution

William Barter.

Whatever Lord Berkeley’s engineering capabilities might be, this ‘Dissenting Report’ has major gaps and weaknesses in its treatment of rail operations and service planning issues. Although happy to pontificate about HS2’s capabilities and propose alternative infrastructure... continue

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Welsh ministers abandon plan to raise concessionary age

Welsh ministers abandon plan to raise concessionary age

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government has abandoned plans to increase... continue

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Leeds to host two DRT pilots

Two trials of app-based demand responsive transport services will be launched in Leeds this year. Kim Groves, chair of the West Yorkshire transport committee, said: “The two trials will see passengers using an app not only to book and pay for their journey but to find out where and at what... continue

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Bus Open Data Service launch nears

An Open Data Service for bus service information will be launched early this year, the DfT has confirmed. The first information to be available will be routes and timetables, followed by fares  and real-time data about bus locations from next year. Software developers will be able to build the... continue

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TfL consults on SE London cycle route

Transport for London is seeking views on the first phase of a new four-mile cycleway between Greenwich and Woolwich in southeast London. The works include a two-way fully segregated 1.5-mile route between Charlton and Woolwich along the A206 Woolwich Road, extended bus lanes, six new pedestrian... continue

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Boroughs share £4m for EV chargers

Twenty-nine London boroughs have been awarded a share of £4m to install 1,000 electric vehicle charging points in residential areas. The funding is a further tranche of the £13m that London received from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles’ Go Ultra Low City scheme.... continue

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EEH’s draft transport strategy criticised

A team of transport academics and former local government transport and planning officers in Oxfordshire has questioned the value of the draft transport strategy of England’s Economic Heartland (EEH). POETS (Planning Oxfordshire’s Environment and Transport Sustainably) says the strategy... continue

10 Jan 2020Local Transport Today News

NR reveals cost of foot crossing inquiry

Network Rail spent more than £70,000 on external legal support to fight the reopening a foot crossing on a Welsh branch line that would have cost to  £203,000 to install and maintain over 20 years. The legal costs are, however, only a fraction of the costs Network Rail has incurred... continue

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Road user charge to support Oxford’s zero emission zone

Road user charge to support Oxford’s zero emission zone

Andrew Forster

Details of a road user charging-based zero emission... continue

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