EEH launches young professionals competition

England’s Economic Heartland has launched Vision 2050, a competition for students, graduates, apprentices, young professionals and people new to the transport sector.  Entries (no longer than 500 words) should explain how the transport system should change to realise the EEH’s vision of “connecting people and places with opportunities and services” up to 2050. Entrants can give a broad overview of the future transport system, or focus on a single element, mode or priority principle.  The judging panel includes:  • Professor Sadie Morgan of the National Infrastructure Commission • Lynda Addison OBE, chair of the sustainable transport panel of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation • Paul Leinster, chair of the... continue

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Plans for car-free Portsmouth development called 'such an interesting idea' by developers

Plans for car-free Portsmouth development called 'such an interesting idea' by developers

Development plans for Tipner West in Portsmouth have progressed ‘further than ever before’, and Portsmouth City Council hosted an event in September to engage industry experts and inform them of the ‘tremendous development opportunities and plans for the site, with a first spade in the ground scheduled for summer 2023’. The high... continue

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Are SUVs more dangerous to pedestrians than other cars?

Are SUVs more dangerous to pedestrians than other cars?

Earlier this year it was reported in the US that the 'nation’s SUV boom is becoming increasingly deadly' after it was revealed that pedestrian deaths hit a 28-year high in 2018. UK journalist Carlton Reid took up... continue

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Liverpool City Region's cycling & walking commissioner: 600km network planned

Liverpool City Region's cycling & walking commissioner: 600km network planned

Cyclist and actor Simon O'Brien has extended his role as Liverpool’s cycling and walking commissioner to cover the entire Liverpool City Region, working across all six boroughs to help make the Metro Mayor’s vision for a revolution in active travel a reality. Simon will be speaking at Cycling... continue

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New funding for parks and green spaces

New funding for parks and green spaces

Community groups can now bid for new parks or reimagined spaces that will be used for everything from children’s play areas to vegetable patches... continue

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Rural zones: car-free, or test-beds for driverless vehicle technology?

Rural zones: car-free, or test-beds for driverless vehicle technology?

The Lake District national park authority has confirmed it will explore car-free zones as part of its traffic management plans in the national park in tandem with the National Trust. Thomas Burditt, National Trust general manager for the North Lakes, told the Times: 'We... continue

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No public inquiry for city’s diesel ban

Bristol City Council this week approved controversial plans for a city centre diesel car ban whose hours of operation  may have been chosen to circumvent the need for a public inquiry. The ban will operate between 0700 and 1500 seven days a week. Bristol had considered a 24-hour restriction... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Berkeley ends HS2 role

Opponents of HS2 fear the project will be given a green light by the Government’s review panel into the project.  The concerns were voiced after Lord Berkeley, a critic of the project who was appointed the review’s deputy chair, announced that his input to the review was now... continue

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Williams cautions on devolution

Williams cautions on devolution

The forthcoming rail White Paper will support further devolution of rail responsibilities but the principle of a national... continue

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Election may disrupt schedule

Appearing before the transport committee just before Boris Johnson announced a General Election on 12 December, Keith Williams said the rail White Paper would be completed before the end of the year. “Assuming that the Government are there to take the White Paper, the White Paper will be... continue

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Bristol’s pioneering diesel ban prompts confusion and criticism

Bristol’s pioneering diesel ban prompts confusion and criticism

Councillors in Bristol this week approved plans for a charging clean air zone (CAZ) covering a large part of the city and a ban on diesel cars in the city centre.     The restrictions are due to be implemented by the end of March 2021 and... continue

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Bristol: reports reveal modelling uncertainty

Background documents reveal some of the challenges that Bristol’s consultants have faced in trying to predict when the city can expect to comply with the EU’s annual mean nitrogen dioxide limit value.  The Government ordered Bristol to prepare a clean air plan because the national... continue

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Portsmouth’s CAZ ‘will damage IoW economy’

Portsmouth’s CAZ ‘will damage IoW economy’

The Isle of Wight Council is calling on Portsmouth City Council to rethink its plan for a charging clean air zone, saying the proposal could have a damaging impact on... continue

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Khan hails data showing ULEZ is cutting central London NOx

Khan hails data showing ULEZ is cutting central London NOx

A sharp reduction in nitrogen dioxide concentrations has been recorded in central London since the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) was implemented on 8 April, according to the Greater London Authority.  The GLA says roadside... continue

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Khan opens ULEZ scrappage fund

London mayor Sadiq Khan has opened a £25m vehicle scrappage scheme for low income and disabled Londoners. The grant is being introduced in advance of the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) being expanded up to the North and South Circular roads in 2021. Applications are invited for £1,000... continue

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Lewisham axes Euro 6 parking surcharge

The London Borough of Lewisham will exempt Euro 6 diesel cars from a new £50 diesel surcharge for residential parking permits. Critics of the original plan to impose charges on all diesels pointed out that the mayor of London’s ultra-low emission zone exempts Euro 6 vehicles.... continue

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Hackney rolls out school streets

The London Borough of Hackney is planning to introduce traffic restrictions at the start and end of the school day at every primary school in the borough unless they opt out of the ‘school streets’ programme. Hackney has just introduced its eighth such scheme and has announced plans for... continue

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Lorry and cycling safety website

The London Cycling Campaign has launched a lorry safety website to help HGV drivers and cyclists avoid collisions. The site features videos; tips on reducing road danger; and training for drivers and riders. It has been developed with the support of advanced driver assistance system supplier... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

London ‘can meet WHO PM2.5 limit’

London’s air can comply with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) guideline limit for fine particulates by 2030, if the mayor is given additional powers over non-transport emission sources, according to a report by the Greater London Authority. Fine particulate matter, PM2.5, can be... continue

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Transport Scotland defends channelling funds via Sustrans

Andrew Forster

Transport scotland has defended its decision to channel most of its active travel funding for councils via Sustrans, amid criticism of the practice from local government. Sustrans Scotland is receiving grant funding of £59.5m in 2019/20 from the Scottish Government. The majority is capital... continue

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Council plans second de-pedestrianisation

Council plans second de-pedestrianisation

Flintshire council in northeast Wales is proposing to de-pedestrianise a second town centre. The council is to approach Buckley Town Council about the idea of... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

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