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
Travel rules between Wales and rest of UK revised

Travel rules between Wales and rest of UK revised

Mark Moran

Travel between Wales and areas of the UK with high rates of coronavirus will not be allowed from 6pm on Friday 4 December, the Welsh... continue

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3 Dec 2020Local Transport Today News
Polls to cut through active travel ‘noise’

Polls to cut through active travel ‘noise’

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has told councils to conduct opinion surveys to cut through the “noise” generated by active travel schemes, such as... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Transport projects to benefit from £4bn Levelling Up Fund

Transport projects to benefit from £4bn Levelling Up Fund

Andrew Forster

The Chancellor this week  announced a new... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

John Dales

John Dales

Half full, or half empty?

As friends of mine have kindly observed from time to time, when it comes to my innate optimism, hopefulness and sanguinity (look...

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today Comment
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New Green Book emphasises good strategic case over benefit:cost ratios

The Treasury this week published a new version of its  appraisal guidance, the Green Book, which reduces the emphasis on benefit:cost ratios (BCRs), and gives more attention to the local economic impact of projects.    The Green Book is used for the appraisal of all proposals that... continue

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30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Funding uncertainty hampers TfN

A lack of funding certainty is hampering Transport for the North’s work programme, board members heard last week.   Paul Kelly, TfN’s financial controller, reported: “TfN currently lacks any funding certainty with regard to either its core operations or its... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Road loses grant after delay for ‘greening’

Birmingham City Council has lost access to funding for a radial road dualling scheme because of a redesign to make the project better for active travel and public transport.   The A457 Dudley Road improvement scheme involves dualling about 1.25 miles of the road between the Ladywood... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Covid may harm tram line funding plan

Covid-19 could force the City of Edinburgh Council to meet more of the costs of the Edinburgh tram extension to Newhaven from reserves.   Construction of the tram line from York Place in the city centre to Newhaven via Leith Walk is currently underway. The council believes the project can... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Hendy review floats idea of a UK strategic transport network

Sir Peter Hendy has invited evidence to inform his Union Connectivity Review for the Government, which is considering how better transport links between the UK’s four nations can promote economic prosperity and improve the quality of life. One of the issues that the review is keen to hear... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
The members of Hendy’s review team

The members of Hendy’s review team

The government has named the four members of the Union Connectivity Review team who will support its chairman, Sir Peter... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Grant awards for railway re-opening studies

Fifteen rail reopening proposals in England have been awarded up to £50,000 each to allow the ideas to be developed.  The awards from the ‘Ideas’ stream of the DfT’s Restoring Your Railway fund come despite rail demand plummeting to a level not seen for more than a... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

DfT rewards councils with best active travel plans

Seven areas of England have been rewarded with an extra portion of the DfT’s £175m Active Travel Fund grant because their bids reflected the ambitious programmes that the Government wants all councils to deliver. The beneficiaries are revealed in LTT’s comparison of the grant... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Local Tories oppose removal of W Sussex pop-up bike lane

West Sussex County Council is promising to install a high quality permanent cycleway in Shoreham after local councillors complained about the council’s decision to remove a ‘pop-up’ temporary lane  only installed this summer.   Conservative-controlled West Sussex this... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Leeds City Square design competition

Leeds City Council has published the brief for a design competition to end the traffic dominated environment in City Square. City Square is the first experience most rail travellers  have of Leeds after stepping out the railway station, which lies on the southern side of the square. Despite... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Double consultation for Edinburgh’s LTN

The City of Edinburgh Council is to hold two consultations on the city’s first low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) of residential road closures, with residents being asked for views before its implementation and after it has been installed.  The council plans to implement the scheme in the... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Vandals damage LTN traffic counters

Vandals have damaged automatic numberplate recognition (ANPR) cameras and traffic counting equipment installed in the London Borough of Hackney’s low traffic neighbourhood  (LTN) residential street closure schemes.  Jon Burke, Hackney’s cabinet member for energy, waste,... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Clock ticking for fossil fuel cars

Clock ticking for fossil fuel cars

Sales of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned from 2030, the Prime Minister has announced, though sales of new hybrid cars and... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Burnham presses ahead with bus franchising despite Covid

Burnham presses ahead with bus franchising despite Covid

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham is pressing ahead with his plan to introduce bus franchising as the industry grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic.  Burnham had been due to take a final decision on his franchising... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

TfGM reviews supported services criteria

Transport for Greater Manchester is making changes to how it assesses the case for supported bus services.  Alison Chew, TfGM’s interim head of bus services, told councillors the cost per passenger (CPP) threshold method needed  review. “Currently, £2.50 is used as a CPP... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Bids open for Scots bus priority fund

Transport Scotland has invited bids for the first tranche of its £500m Bus Partnership Fund for bus priority measures such as bus lanes, bus ‘gates’, guided busways and traffic signal priority.  The initial tranche will pay for the preparation of scheme appraisals and... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

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