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Raleigh donates £42,000 of e-bikes and e-cargo bikes to National Trust properties

Raleigh donates £42,000 of e-bikes and e-cargo bikes to National Trust properties

The National Trust and Raleigh Bicycles have announced a collaboration which will see £42,000 of electric bikes and electric cargo bikes donated to National Trust properties, as the charity looks to reduce its reliance on traditional vehicles and reach carbon net zero by 2030. Hear more about this project in our... continue

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14 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News
E-bikes and e-cargo bikes moving to the next level

E-bikes and e-cargo bikes moving to the next level

The National Trust is collaborating with UK-based Raleigh to trial e-bikes – and soon e-cargo bikes too – to help them meet their climate change objectives. The e-bikes will be used by... continue

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14 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

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Planning for life on the electric highway

An important milestone has been passed on the road to a world of electric motoring. Sales figures for 2020 reveal that, for the...

8 Jun 2021Parking Review Opinion
Portugal removed from UK 'green list'

Portugal removed from UK 'green list'

Mark Moran

Portugal is to be removed from the UK’s ‘green list’ of international travel destinations... continue

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4 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News
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Post-lockdown rail use remains low

Patronage of national rail services in May were less than half pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest Great Britain ‘use of transport modes’ statistics from the DfT. The data includes the week starting 17 May, when the easing of lockdown restrictions began across the UK. Usage on... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

Net zero plans must consider rural communities, says CILT

Mark Moran

A one-size-fits-all approach to net zero carbon emissions is likely to have disproportionate societal effects on already challenged rural communities, warns the Chartered Institute for Logistics & Transport (CILT). This stark warning comes in the Institute’s latest report, The challenge... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News
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LTAs face tight deadlines to deliver National Bus Strategy

Stuart Render

Guidance issued to Local Transport Authorities (LTAs) by the DfT has revealed tight deadlines for the delivery of the first stage of the National Bus Strategy (NBS). The NBS, announced in March, aims to transform bus services and encourage the return of passengers including by promoting modal shift... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

DfT to give TfL £1.08bn

The DfT has offered Transport for London (TfL) a third emergency package worth around £1.08bn to support the capital’s transport network until 11 December 2021. The agreement between the DfT and TfL follows two previous emergency packages, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, in April... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

Walk to School gets £2.1m funding boost

Living Streets’ Walk to School Outreach programme has received £2.1m from the DfT. The initiative, which has been running with DfT support since 2017, promotes the health and environmental benefits of walking to school for children and their families. The DfT said the programme has a... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News
Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone goes live

Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone goes live

Peter Plisner

After months of delay Birmingham’s ‘Class D’ Clean Air Zone (CAZ) was launched on 1 June.... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News
Midlands Connect unveils plans for faster, more frequent services

Midlands Connect unveils plans for faster, more frequent services

Peter Plisner

Regional transport body Midlands Connect has released reports on... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

‘White Paper won’t affect plans for ScotRail’

Rhodri Clark

The UK Government’s plan for Great British Railways to “run and plan the rail network” will have no effect on the renationalisation of ScotRail, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament last week. The decision not to extend Abellio’s ScotRail contract... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

Ealing scraps Low Traffic Neighbourhood

Mark Moran

Ealing Council has ended the trial West Ealing South Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN 21) and promises local people will have the final say on control measures in their communities.   The move follows a decision by the London Borough of Hounslow to close Swyncombe Avenue for a period of two... continue

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3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News
Far-reaching reforms to bring rail under centralised body

Far-reaching reforms to bring rail under centralised body

Mark Moran

Control of rail infrastructure and train services will... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

£400m pledge for regional rail upgrade

The government has announced that £400m will be spent on improving passenger and freight rail services across the North, Midlands and the South. There will be an investment of £317m into the Transpennine route upgrade, which the DfT said will improve punctuality, reliability and... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

National rail flexible ticket

A new national flexible rail ticket, matching modern working habits and potentially saving passengers hundreds of pounds, will be available to commuters across England once travel restrictions are lifted, said the Government. The new approach forms part of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail. The... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

White Paper falls short of renationalisation

The Williams-Shapps Plan’s proposals fall short of renationalisation. Privately owned train operating companies will still run services, with franchises replaced by contracts that will incentivise the private firms on punctuality and efficiency rather than raising revenue. GBR will contract... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News
Mixed response to reforms but long-term vision is welcomed

Mixed response to reforms but long-term vision is welcomed

Peter Plisner

Although there have been mixed views on some aspects of... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

Campaigners offer guarded support to plan

Organisation campaigning for better passenger transport gave the Williams-Shapps plan a guarded welcome. The Campaign for Better Transport wants to see more detail on fare changes. Paul Tuohy, the campaign’s chief executive, said: “We welcome this plan with its focus on the needs of... continue

3 Jun 2021Local Transport Today News

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