A Great British High Street

A Great British High Street

John Dales

Next time you’ve got the chance to go away for a few days, leave the arrangements to someone else. I recommend it. Left to myself, there’s no chance I’d have chosen to rent a house in Pateley Bridge, in North Yorkshire, in February. But ‘er indoors did; and, despite the... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Comment
Transport & Environmental Health Workshop @ Sustainable Transport & Health Summit, February 24, Bristol

Transport & Environmental Health Workshop @ Sustainable Transport & Health Summit, February 24, Bristol

Transport & Health Summit 2017 takes place in Bristol on the 23 and 24 Febrary. The key focus group/workshop session on Transport & Environmental Health will take place on February 24 at 12.00 during this event. More information online The workshop will explore issues relating to improving air quality, lowering emissions and congestion reduction for smarter fleet... continue

21 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
£4m funding boost for technology designed to cut congestion

£4m funding boost for technology designed to cut congestion

Patrick McDonnell

The government has today awarded £4m in funding to... continue

21 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Integrating physical activity into our everyday lives

Integrating physical activity into our everyday lives

Esther Anaya and Julian Sanchez

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17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features
Building connected communities

Building connected communities

Phillip Watson

The pitfall of focusing solely on efficacy or cost is that it’s often to the... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features
Ministers lay the foundations for Heathrow’s third runway

Ministers lay the foundations for Heathrow’s third runway

The draft National Policy Statement (NPS) on airports sets out the Government’s case for supporting a third runway and associated development at Heathrow Airport. It has been a long time coming: in July 2015, the Airports... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features
Streets of the Future will be shaped by data

Streets of the Future will be shaped by data

These days we hear a lot about the importance of data in the transport sector, and it is my contention that the advent of the digital age, driven by data, will come to be... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features
Network Rail entangled in Japanese knotweed payouts

Network Rail entangled in Japanese knotweed payouts

Rhodri Clark

Network Rail is considering its options after a... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Consultation on ‘ugly’ masts delayed

Network Rail has delayed a consultation on ways to reduce the visual impact of recently-installed electrification equipment in the Chilterns and North Wessex Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) on the Great Western Main Line between Reading and Didcot. NR has been working with Natural... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

TfL promotes Healthy Streets

Transport for London has set out its approach to managing the capital’s streets for the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users in a new Healthy Streets strategy. TfL describes the ‘Healthy Streets Approach’ as the “system of policies and strategies to help... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Buses: an increasingly rare sight in provincial England

John Disney, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham NG1

Peter Shipp is absolutely correct in his analysis of the current problems facing bus operators (‘Shipp steers EYMS through bus industry’s choppy waters’ LTT 03 Feb).  In particular, most operators outside large cities are now considerably underfunded by the English National... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Walking lanes for Tube platforms

Transport for London is planning  to trial a new form of crowd management on the Victoria Line platforms at Kings Cross underground station. Green vinyl lanes will run the length of the platform and spur off at points where train doors open. The lanes will be dedicated to movement and the rest... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Bakerloo line extension

Transport for London is consulting on extending the Bakerloo Line from its current terminus at Elephant & Castle in south London to Lewisham.  Four new stations are proposed: two on the Old Kent Road; at New Cross Gate, providing an interchange with London Overground and national rail; and... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

New transport model for the West Midlands

Local authorities in the West Midlands conurbation are preparing to commission a new strategic transport model.  The conurbation currently uses  PRISM (Policy Responsive Integrated Strategy Model). The contract to build, maintain and use it is held by Mott MacDonald and RAND Europe, and... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Stagecoach’s minibus revival offers a glimpse into the future of urban transport

Stagecoach’s minibus revival offers a glimpse into the future of urban transport

Peter White, University of Westminster

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17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Comment
Swansea reveals new vision for heavily trafficked street

Swansea reveals new vision for heavily trafficked street

Rhodri Clark

The City and County of Swansea Council plans to remodel... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

TfGM sees need for rapid transit tunnels

Tunnels may have to be built under Manchester city centre to accommodate rail-based rapid transit in the long-term, according to Transport for Greater Manchester’s new transport strategy.  Manchester’s second city crossing for Metrolink services will open on 26 February. But... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Public debate on travel demand

The Commission on Travel Demand has announced a public debate after its first evidence meeting in Leeds on the 7 March. The debate topic is: ‘This house believes that forecasting has had its day’. Booking is required to attend the event, which runs from 17.30 to 18.45 at the Institute... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Bristol prepares for Clean Air Zone

Bristol City Council expects that it will have to implement a charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) as part of the Government’s revised air quality plan to be published this spring. Five charging CAZs were included in the plan that was quashed by the High Court last year (LTT 11 Nov 16) and ministers... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Bridge designers get to work

A team of consultants has started work on plans for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Thames between Nine Elms and Pimlico. The London Borough of Wandsworth has commissioned the work from Danish consultant Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering, together with Robin Snell and Partners,... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
New powers planned to boost ULEV uptake

New powers planned to boost ULEV uptake

The Government is to take a series of powers to help it persuade Britain’s motoring public to use electric vehicles.  The powers will be... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

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