A city can only be as smart as its citizens

A city can only be as smart as its citizens

Juliana O'Rourke

In recent years, the idea of a ‘smart city’ has shifted from science fiction to meaningless buzzword to – finally – something that is becoming reality for many. Our towns and cities are becoming more intelligent and connected every day. And with technology... continue

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Severn Tunnel Junction car park could grow

Severn Tunnel Junction car park could grow

Rhodri Clark

The businessman behind a planned “open access” train service is offering to invest in about 250 additional... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News
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Fostering public and private sector innovation

Fostering public and private sector innovation

Since 2014, Innovate UK has invested around £1.3 billion to help businesses across the country to innovate, with match funding from industry taking the total value of projects... continue

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Future mobility impacts

Future mobility impacts

Digital connectivity is the 'golden thread' in the future mobility agenda, enabling new... continue

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14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News

Call for new roads body for Scotland

Maintenance of local roads on Scotland’s mainland should be entrusted to 12 new authorities, Scottish Road Works Commissioner Angus Carmichael has told MSPs. This would strike a better balance between accountability and efficiency than the current “poor model”, where local... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News

Monitoring reveals better air quality near new 50mph limits

Rhodri Clark

Air quality has improved at all locations in Wales where 50mph limits were imposed last year on trunk roads, although the mean traffic speed was significantly higher than 50mph. The Welsh Government introduced the 50mph limits in June 2018 and made them permanent last summer. This week it published... continue

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Rail tunnel dowry seen as ‘risible’

The UK Government has offered a “risible” dowry for the transfer of a disused railway tunnel, which campaigners hope to convert into a cycling and walking route, according to a minister. Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council supports the campaign to reopen the two-mile tunnel at the... continue

14 Oct 2019Local Transport Today News

Is glamour of new tech misplaced investment, asks WLGA

Rhodri Clark

Local and national governments are at risk of misplacing investment amid the glamour and excitement of new transport technologies, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has warned. Commenting on the Welsh Government’s decarbonisation plan, the WLGA said a “careful cost-benefit... continue

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Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

The 1950s battle against smog can clarify the ills of car dependency

I guess that not many readers of LTT will actually remember the reality of smog. The dark, filthy air was a mixture of smoke...

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Re-think of side road junction layouts needed to ensure priority for pedestrians

Re-think of side road junction layouts needed to ensure priority for pedestrians

Lucy Marstrand

The other day I saw a heavily pregnant woman walking across a side road... continue

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Transport is poorly equipped to deal with climate events

Nick Richardson, Portsmouth, PO6

Your enlightening focus on climate change in recent issues shows how polarised views can become. On the one hand, there are those who are convinced that climate change is a direct result of human activity (doom-mongers) and on the other hand there is a scientific community that is not convinced of... continue

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Populist decisions often made about transport interventions

Tiff Lynch, Tonbridge, TN9

I'm still pondering Brian Dalton's analysis (“Climate threat means Britain must become a nanny state”, LTT 13 Sep). It is a shame that he likened climate change deniers to those who are still campaigning for a Brexit Remain option (or a well-informed Second Referendum?). Climate change... continue

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27 Sep 2019Local Transport Today News
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Freight strategy would unlock investment, says RFG

Deniz Huseyin

A set of measures to boost rail freight in the UK could generate between £75bn-£90bn in environmental, social and economic benefits over ten years, states a new report from the Rail Freight Group. The study, undertaken by Stephen Joseph Associates, says a new approach from national and... continue

27 Sep 2019Local Transport Today News
Newcastle backs down over pollution charge plan for cars

Newcastle backs down over pollution charge plan for cars

Deniz Huseyin

Councils in Tyne & Wear have dropped plans to... continue

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