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15 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News
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15 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News
Cycling and Walking Innovations 2021, Jan 26, virtual: latest programme

Cycling and Walking Innovations 2021, Jan 26, virtual: latest programme

This popular one-day summit and expo, now in its 4th year, will highlight how progressive local authorities, supported by service suppliers and consultancies, are making the most of new thinking and new opportunities. Last year's £2 billion 'walking and cycling revolution' has... continue

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14 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Coventry & Oxford win electric bus fund

Coventry and Oxford were named this week as the  winners of the DfT’s all-electric bus competition. Each city could be awarded up to £50m to introduce an all-electric bus network. The funding will also pay for new infrastructure, such as charging stations and electric grid... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News
Travel demand plummets as national lockdowns reimposed

Travel demand plummets as national lockdowns reimposed

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Public transport operators across the UK were... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News
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Van Vuren leads Australian firm’s UK push

Van Vuren leads Australian firm’s UK push

Transport planning and modelling expert Tom Van Vuren is leaving his post as technical director of Mott MacDonald after 21 years, to head UK development for... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Legal challenge launched against national networks NPS

Environmental activists have launched a new legal challenge against the Government’s transport policies, this time focusing on the National Policy Statement (NPS) for National Networks. The action is being pursued by the Transport Action Network (TAN), which has been granted a separate... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Legal challenge launched against national networks NPS

Environmental activists have launched a new legal challenge against the Government’s transport policies, this time focusing on the National Policy Statement (NPS) for National Networks. The action is being pursued by the Transport Action Network (TAN), which has been granted a separate... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Collisions down near city’s speed cams

Coventry City Council has recorded a big drop in injury accidents and speeds on roads where average speed enforcement cameras have been installed. Cameras were erected on the 40mph Ansty and London roads in January 2019. Three-year ‘before’ data for Ansty Road records 32 injury... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Euston Road cycle lane removed

Transport for London has removed the temporary westbound cycle lane on Euston Road after monitoring showed it had worsened congestion. The lane was implemented last year as part of the Streetspace for London Covid-19 programme. A TfL spokesman said: “The Euston Road cycle lane was only ever a... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

LoTAG steps up transport support

The London Technical Advisers Group (LoTAG) is increasing the level of transport support it offers members following a call for additional funding that has been approved by 24 boroughs to date. The Local Government Technical Advisers Group is also contributing funding from its central reserves. The... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Whitehall ‘steering MCA transport funds’

The Urban Transport Group expects the Government to try and exert considerable influence over how mayoral combined authorities spend a new fund for intra-city transport.  The Government has promised £4.2bn for long-term intra-city transport settlements for the eight mayoral combined... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Councils try to agree risk deal for new road

Leicestershire County Council is trying to reach agreement with Melton Borough Council on a risk-sharing agreement that will allow the county council to accept a Homes England grant for a major new road in Melton Mowbray. Homes England has offered Leicestershire a £15m Housing Infrastructure... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News
LTN street closures don’t show on emergency service satnavs

LTN street closures don’t show on emergency service satnavs

Satnav systems used by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and Metropolitan Police do not show the location of low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) street closures, many of which feature physical barriers.   Boroughs have closed roads... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Hackney’s travel chief quits for Liverpool

The councillor credited with making the London Borough of Hackney a trailblazer for active travel and traffic restraint is stepping down – but with ambitions to be the next elected mayor of Liverpool.  Jon Burke, Hackney’s cabinet member for energy, waste, transport and public... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

LTNs ‘have no impact on fire brigade times’

Fire brigade response times have not been affected by residential street closures, according to a study in one part of London.  Researchers looked at London Fire Brigade data from 2012 to 2020 in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, where low traffic neighbourhood street closures were... continue

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11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News
Car club operators urged to share usage data with councils

Car club operators urged to share usage data with councils

Car clubs could play a much bigger part in transport policy if operators agree to share operational data with councils, says a report published by the RAC Foundation.  The report proposes a Car Club-Local Authority Data... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

SEStran wants DRT partners

The South East Scotland transport partnership (SEStran) wants to partner with bus operators, community transport providers and mobility tech companies to deliver demand responsive transport (DRT) demonstration projects. SEStran intends to forge partnerships to bid for funding from the second round... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

HE ‘hitlist’ to demolish railway structures

Hundreds of potentially useful disused railway structures are threatened with demolition or infilling by Highways England, campaigners have warned. Highways England is responsible for managing the DfT’s Historical Railways Estate (HRE) – around 3,200 bridges, tunnels and viaducts, some... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

DfT invites views on extending appraisal beyond 60 years

Longer appraisal periods are likely to improve the benefit:cost ratios of transport infrastructure projects, says the DfT in a consultation that proposes lengthening the period beyond 60 years. Sixty years is the Treasury’s  default maximum appraisal period for spending departments.... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

MPs launch transport infrastructure probe

The House of Commons transport committee has invited written evidence for an inquiry into the appraisal and delivery of major UK transport infrastructure. Topics the committee wants to receive evidence on include: the Government’s transport infrastructure priorities and the National... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

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