17 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

SW councils aim to persuade ministers that two STBs is best

Andrew Forster

The two shadow sub-national transport bodies in the south-west of England are hoping to persuade the DfT that the region’s transport needs are best served by having two STBs rather than one.  The DfT wants a single STB for the region and has ruled out giving financial assistance to help... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Boroughs weigh-up one-way car club model

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea looks set to  approve the operation of floating, or one-way, car clubs. Will Pascall, the council’s lead member for streets, planning and transport, told colleague he was “minded” to permit them in the borough. “We have had... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Police Scotland’s focus on inter-urban roads questioned

Andrew Forster

Police Scotland’s road policing priorities may be based on a flawed understanding of accident casualty distributions, an academic supporter of more 20mph limits has said.  Green MSP Mark Ruskell commissioned Adrian Davis, professor of transport and health at Edinburgh’s Napier... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Glasgow lobbies for 20mph Bill

Councillors on Glasgow City Council have overwhelmingly backed a motion calling on the Scottish Government to support  Green MSP Mark Ruskell’s Bill to make 20mph the default speed limit on most built-up roads in Scotland. Councillors approved a motion tabled by Scottish Green party... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Incidents prompt ‘no entry’ signs on A55

Safety incidents on the A55 Expressway in North Wales have prompted the Welsh Government to erect temporary signs to discourage drivers from joining the 70mph dual carriageway in the wrong direction. The results of “investigations” on the road could inform changes to signage on the M4... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

HGV overtaking ban for A55?

The Welsh Government is investigating if there is a case for prohibiting HGVs from overtaking on certain uphill stretches of the A55 Expressway in North Wales, which connects Holyhead to the north-west of England. “Once the investigations and potential trials are complete, recommendations... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Private parking sector to be reformed

The regulation of parking on private land is set to undergo a transformation over the next year following the passing of a new Act of Parliament. The Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019 will require private parking firms to follow a new code of practice and will see the establishment of a new... continue

11 Apr 2019Parking Review Features
Council delays plans to install more parking spaces in Newark

Council delays plans to install more parking spaces in Newark

Deniz Huseyin

Plans to increase parking capacity in Newark,... continue

8 Apr 2019Parking Review News

Man fined after ignoring 21 parking tickets

A man has been fined after ignoring over 20 penalty charge notices issued by a Scottish local authority. David Humphries, used a pay & display car park behind the Iceland store he manages in Galashiels. However, he did not pay PCNs issued by Scottish Borders Council or answer letters asking him... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

RingGo in-car services to be showcased at Parkex

RingGo will unveiling a range of in-car mobility services to help drivers locate spaces, find prices and pay for parking at Parkex 2019. RingGo will use a brand-new BMW 3 Series to demonstrate voice-activated and dashboard solutions offerings from BMW, Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa.... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review Products & Services

Let’s have informed decisions on the code

Grahame Rose

In debates surrounding the passage of Sir Greg Knight’s Parking (Code of Practice) Bill through Parliament, the exchanges in Parliament were mostly positive, but the focus on the motorists’ perspective did mean that the rights and needs of property owners were not always fully... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review Opinion

Ashton-under-Lyne suspends phone parking after complaints from traders

A phone parking payment system introduced in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, at the end of last year has been suspended after traders complained it was affecting business. The RingGo cashless payment system was launched in November 2018, covering 140 spaces in the town centre. Tameside... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

London RoadLab participants announced

Grid Smarter Cities is among a group of companies that will be able to pilot technologies that could make roads smarter, safer and more inclusive during roadworks as part of the London RoadLab programme. The RoadLab participants are working on a range of solutions, including the use of data to... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review Products & Services
Carmarthenshire proposes beauty spot parking charges

Carmarthenshire proposes beauty spot parking charges

Rhodri Clark

Carmarthenshire County Council has raised hackles... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Sturgeon urged to back 20mph Bill

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Vehicle keeper liability may come to Scotland

The Scottish Government is considering introducing “keeper liability”, which would mean vehicle owners would have to pay parking charge notices issued on private land where driver cannot be identified. Currently, Scottish private parking companies can only recover unpaid PCNs from the... continue

29 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Richmond drops A roads from 20mph

The London Borough of Richmond is to exclude some A roads and Transport for London road network (TLRN) roads from a proposed borough-wide 20mph speed limit. The decision follows a consultation that showed a slight majority opposed the borough’s overall 20mph plans (49.7 per cent versus 47.9... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Changing social norms is vital for 20mph limit success

Robert Davis Chair, Road Danger Reduction Forum London

I wonder if I could raise two issues in the ongoing debate about 20mph and your editorial (LTT 15 Mar), which have not attracted much, if any, attention? Firstly, there is confusion between numbers reported as casualties in road traffic collisions and safety. As we have been saying in the road... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today Comment
29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today Features
The view from a road safety camera van

The view from a road safety camera van

When I was invited by GoSafe, the Welsh road safety partnership, to join a camera operator during a campaign on seatbelt wearing, I assumed that he... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

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