BetterPoints among new cohort to intelligent mobility accelerator

BetterPoints among new cohort to intelligent mobility accelerator

Behaviour change specialist BetterPoints has joined nine other start-up and scale-up companies in the 'Intelligent Mobility' accelerator, a partnership between Wayra UK/Telefonica, Hyundai and... continue

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21 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Leicester car park to reopen with new safety measures

Leicester car park to reopen with new safety measures

Mark Moran

New coronavirus safety measures have been installed... continue

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3 Jun 2020Parking Review News
Covid-19 leaves programme of Clean Air Zones up in the air

Covid-19 leaves programme of Clean Air Zones up in the air

Andrew Forster

The future of England’s clean air zone (CAZ)... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

LEZs for Scots cities delayed by Covid-19

The Scottish Government has dropped plans to introduce  low emission zones in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee before the end of the year because of Covid-19. The three cities were developing plans to introduce LEZs initially covering buses only. They would be similar to Glasgow’s LEZ,... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Ealing prepares plan to halve transport CO2

The London Borough of Ealing has promised “bold” actions to more than halve carbon dioxide emissions from transport by 2030.  A draft strategy to achieve net zero status by 2030 projects transport emissions coming down from more than 250,000 tonnes a year today to about... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Country’s battery electric car strategy is ‘doomed to failure’

Andrew Forster

The Government’s push to electrify road transport is based on naivety, the undue influence of the Committee on Climate Change, and a lack of engineering expertise within Government, an academic has said.  Professor Michael Kelly, the former chief scientific adviser to the Department for... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

CCC touts scrappage scheme to boost EVs

A scrappage scheme to replace fossil fuel cars with battery electric versions should be considered as part of the UK’s Covid-19 recovery programme, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said.   CCC chief executive Chris Stark raised the idea at the final meeting of Climate Assembly... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Motorway rapid EV charging plan

Every motorway service area in England will have at least six rapid electric vehicle chargepoints in place by 2023, the DfT has said. The chargepoints will be funded by a rapid charging fund announced in the Budget in March. Some service areas will have ten to 12 of the 150-350kW chargepoints, all... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Covid-19 leaves programme of clean air zones up in the air

The future of England’s clean air zone (CAZ) programme is uncertain because of the impact of Covid-19 on travel behaviour and the economy. The business community is warning that CAZ charges will cripple firms already struggling from the impact of the virus lockdown.  Eamon Lally, the... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
Bike racks for train seats could keep passengers socially distanced

Bike racks for train seats could keep passengers socially distanced

Mark Moran

Designers are working to make more space for bicycles on commuter... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
Scottish Government publishes guidance for passengers and transport sector

Scottish Government publishes guidance for passengers and transport sector

Mark Moran

The Scottish Government has published guidance for transport operators... continue

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27 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Analysis of active travel social distancing compliance using video analytics

Analysis of active travel social distancing compliance using video analytics

In partnership with our technology partners Vivacity Labs, Tracsis can provide analysis of social distancing between people moving on foot and by bicycle. We achieve this while protecting personal identities using Artificial Intelligence analytics (AI) to process video footage collected using our own... continue

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26 May 2020Local Transport Today News
COVID-19: What have we learnt?

COVID-19: What have we learnt?

Paul Campion

Let us not get confused: the coronavirus pandemic is above all a human tragedy and our... continue

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21 May 2020Parking Review Opinion
Trials of rental e-scooters: new consultation details

Trials of rental e-scooters: new consultation details

The government is consulting on urgent legislation to allow trials of rental e-scooters to commence more rapidly and in more areas than initially planned. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are delivering a... continue

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19 May 2020Local Transport Today News

E-scooter trials fast-tracked across UK

The Government is to permit trials of rental E-scooters from next month across the UK. The DfT said this would “help encourage more people off public transport and onto greener alternatives” during the Covid-19 restrictions.  The trials were originally due to take place next year... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today News

Cut road-building and reform road tax after Covid, says CCC

Spending on broadband and active travel should be prioritised over road-building as the economy is rebuilt following Covid-19, the Committee on Climate Change has told ministers. It also hints that road transport taxation should rise. CCC chairman Lord Deben has written to the Prime Minister and... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today News

Extra £10m for on-street EV charging

The DfT has announced an extra £10m for on-street electric vehicle chargepoints, which it says will allow councils to install up to 7,200 devices. The DfT said it would also launch a consultation soon on ways to improve the consumer experience of EV charging, such as requiring rapid charging... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Expenditure on transport ‘could soon exceed transport tax take’

Expenditure on transport ‘could soon exceed transport tax take’

Andrew Forster

The last decade has seen marked shifts in patterns of public... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today News

Green transport agenda is built on wishful thinking

Paul Biggs Environment spokesman Alliance of British Drivers Tamworth, Staffs B77

Liverpool’s claims for the success of 20mph limits (‘Liverpool hails results from 20mph limits’ LTT 01 May) are a further demonstration of why councils should not be allowed to mark their own exam papers and objective analysis by the likes of DfT 20mph report co-author Professor... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Technology could make road enhancements redundant

David Metz Centre for Transport Studies University College London www.drivingchange.org.uk

You report the legal challenge to the Government’s second Road Investment Strategy, which argues that the DfT failed to take into account the Paris Agreement on climate change (‘Judicial review sought of roads programme’ LTT 01 May).  We shall see if the Government’s... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Milton Keynes EV owners to trial smart charge systems

Electric vehicle owners in Milton Keynes are being invited to take part in technology trials to manage the peaks of electricity use from home EV charging.  EV drivers can apply to trial domestic ‘smart’ chargers; vehicle to grid (V2G) chargers; home battery storage; and charging... continue

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15 May 2020Local Transport Today News

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