13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

On the road again

Politicians usually steadfastly avoid the topic of road pricing during election campaigns. After all, the story of reforming how we pay for road use in the UK is not a particularly happy one, littered as it is with failed plans – Cambridge, Edinburgh and Manchester being recent examples. The... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Accreditation scheme for public bike hire

An accreditation scheme for bike share schemes has been launched by Bikeplus, the UK bike sharing organisation.  Bikeplus says the scheme can be used by local authorities and scheme sponsors to evaluate whether operators have reached acceptable standards before being invited to bid for... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Reimbursement appeals: a hazardous route for operators

Julian Peddle

Ray Bentley may be unaware that many operators have used the appeal system (Letters LTT 31 Mar), but I would liken it to playing Russian roulette with five bullets in the chamber. One large private operator ended up £350,000 per annum worse off.  The appeals system amounts to the DfT... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today Comment
Data, data everywhere, and not a space to think

Data, data everywhere, and not a space to think

Alistair Kirkbride

In theory, the collection of robust and (where possible) impartial data allows people and organisations to make informed decisions about... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today Comment

APCOA’s Parkway service debuts at London leisure centres and St Albans college

Mark Moran

APCOA Parking has launched its new branded ANPR solution at car parks serving a college in Hertfordshire and leisure centres in south-east London. The Parkway.com service has been developed in-house by operator APCOA to enable it to combine ANPR with phone payment, virtual permit and app-based... continue

6 Apr 2017Parking Review Products & Services
London mayor announces crackdown on polluting vehicles

London mayor announces crackdown on polluting vehicles

Patrick McDonnell

Those driving the most polluting vehicles will have... continue

4 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Bill enabling councils to reduce parking costs without notice wins Lords’ backing

Patrick McDonnell

Local authorities are to get the ability to set change the price of parking without having to give a 21-day notice period after a Private Member’s Bill completed its passage through Parliament. The Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Bill, devised by Conservative MP David Tredinnick,... continue

2 Apr 2017Parking Review News

Alpha Parking launches online 'ask an expert' service

Consultant Alpha Parking has launched an online service that supplies answers to questions about parking. Alpha Parking director Penny Winder said: “We have always been happy to support clients by responding to individual parking queries. Over the last 18 months we have noticed a steadily... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News

Solihull car park set to become electric power station

A car park in the West Midlands will be used to establish the feasibility of turning parking areas into MegaWatt-scale batteries capable of providing power on demand to the electricity grid.  The 12-month Net-Form project will develop a secure, dynamic data management platform that collects,... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News
Loughborough house becomes vehicle-to-grid test bed

Loughborough house becomes vehicle-to-grid test bed

The first UK-built domestic vehicle-to-grid unit has been installed in Loughborough, Leicestershire. The vehicle-to-grid (V2G) system will enables the homeowners to use a electric vehicle (EV) to power... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News
Workplace charging points will boost electric vehicle use, says National Grid

Workplace charging points will boost electric vehicle use, says National Grid

Business owners can have a significant impact on the number of drivers converting to electric vehicles (EVs) by giving employees access to charge points at work, says the National Grid. The energy infrastructure operator points to experience at its own headquarters in Warwick. Data from National Grid House... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review Products & Services
Sutton upgrades pay & display terminals

Sutton upgrades pay & display terminals

London Borough of Sutton has started a parking machine replacement programme, with over 140 new pay & display machines being installed both on-street... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review Products & Services

Gatwick Airport orders CAME Parkare payment systems

Gatwick Airport London (GAL) is upgrading parking payment systems across its estate. The airport has signed a five-year contract with European payment systems manufacturer CAME Parkare. New payment systems will be installed at the North Terminal long and short-stay car parks, the South Terminal... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review Products & Services

Manger joins AppyParking management team

Gavin Manger has joined the management at AppyParking, a parking app developer and service supplier. Manger has worked in the parking sector for over 20 years. He was senior operations manager at Central Parking System for four years from 1997. This was followed by eight years at NCP, where he was... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News
Jones is leading Designa in the UK

Jones is leading Designa in the UK

Tony Jones will take over sole responsibility for Designa UK following the retirement of managing director Ewan Miller on 1... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News

Speed management – a victim of political timidity

Mayer Hillman, Senior fellow emeritus, Policy Studies Institute, University of Westminster, London

You report that Manchester City Council has abandoned its plans for a city-wide roll-out of signed-only 20mph speed limits on residential roads because the accident savings hoped for on the roads selected for the first phase have not been achieved. (‘20 mph limits haven’t lived up to... continue

31 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Norwich sets default 20mph policy

Councillors in Norwich have agreed plans to make 20mph the default speed limit for  C and unclassified residential roads.   Norwich’s highways agency committee of Norfolk County Council and Norwich City Council has approved a policy based on the DfT’s 2013 guidance on setting... continue

31 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Average speed cams for A90

Average speed cameras will be introduced on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven this autumn, Scottish transport minister Humza Yousaf has announced. Transport Scotland says more than 60% of vehicles break the speed limits on the road and more than 20% do so by more than 10mph. There were three... continue

31 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Average speed cameras for Wales

Denbighshire County Council has been awarded £366,000 to install average speed cameras along 13 miles of the A5104 in the south of the county. The funding is part of the Welsh Government’s £31.4m of grants for local authority transport schemes for 2017/18. Cardiff is awarded... continue

31 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Siemens launches new ANPR camera

Siemens is launching a new automatic numberplate recognition camera this month, the Sicore ll. “Sicore ll has been designed for average speed control and enforcement, low emission or clean air zones and access control,” said the company.... continue

31 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

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