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Can we really go car-lite in the UK?

Can we really go car-lite in the UK?

Juliana O'Rourke

At the end of last month, Anne Hidalgo was re-elected as Mayor of Paris with a mission to remove many cars... continue

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6 Jul 2020Local Transport Today News
English international travel corridors revealed

English international travel corridors revealed

Mark Moran

Activity at English airports will gradually start increasing following the UK government’s decision to revise its quarantine... continue

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Rental e-scooter trials to go ahead from 4 July

Rental e-scooter trials to go ahead from 4 July

New regulations allowing trials of rental e-scooters will come into force on Saturday 4 July 2020, Transport Minister Rachel Maclean has announced. The first trials are expected to begin... continue

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30 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
DfT updates traffic order guidance

DfT updates traffic order guidance

This guidance applies to the Traffic Orders Procedure (Coronavirus) (amendment) (England) regulations 2020 (Statutory Instrument No.... continue

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29 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
Kent gets £1.6m in active travel funds and declares 20's Plenty for Faversham

Kent gets £1.6m in active travel funds and declares 20's Plenty for Faversham

Juliana O'Rourke

Kent County Council has welcomed news that government has awarded it... continue

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26 Jun 2020Local Transport Today Features

Axe road tunnel, say greens

Environmental campaigners are calling on Transport for London to cancel construction of the twin-bore Silvertown Tunnel under the River Thames in East London.  TfL awarded a design, build, finance and maintain contract for the tunnel to the RiverLinx consortium in November 2019. The crossing... continue

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26 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
Brighton proposes mixed fleet of rental bikes and e-scooters

Brighton proposes mixed fleet of rental bikes and e-scooters

Andrew Forster

Brighton and Hove City Council is planning to procure a... continue

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26 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Euston station review

The DfT has commissioned a review of options for the Euston station rebuild, to inform a decision in the autumn. HS2 minister Andrew Stephenson told MPs this week: “In response to the Oakervee Review, the Department has commissioned a study looking into the efficiency of the future station as... continue

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26 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Councils stare at huge losses from virus

More local authorities have revealed the size of the funding pressures they are facing because of Covid-19.  London boroughs are projecting additional spend and income loss of £1.8bn in 2020/21 (additional spend £709m and lost income £1.1bn). Taking into account Government... continue

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26 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Greens criticise Norwich traffic plan

Green party councillors in Norwich say Norfolk County Council is not doing enough to deliver temporary traffic management schemes to help pedestrians social distance.  Norfolk and Norwich have deployed stencilled and temporary signs to encourage people to walk on the left hand side of the... continue

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Newham diverts road cash to green transport

The London Borough of Newham is to redirect some of its special road maintenance budget to wider transport investments that would normally be funded by Transport for London. The borough is in the fifth year of its ten-year ‘Keeping Newham Moving’ programme of  carriageway and... continue

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Future of car travel discussion focuses on a new balance in personal mobility

LTT Online Reader Discussion report Future of car travel discussion focuses on a new balance in personal mobility

There was surprising unanimity amongst the five panellists at last week’s LTT online discussion about how the car fits into the UK’s changing travel patterns. Even the representative of car maker Nissan, Peter Stephens, its head of UK external and government, recognised that traditional approaches to car ownership and use were disappearing, and a more flexible and sustainable model of travel choices emerging. Nick Reed, the former head of mobility... continue

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26 Jun 2020Local Transport Today Comment

HE funds Nottingham BEV loan scheme

Highways England is funding an electric vehicle loan project for businesses in Nottingham, with the vehicles eventually destined to become part of the city council’s vehicle fleet. HE has awarded £2.69m to the project from its air quality fund. Most (£2.1m) will be used to... continue

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26 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Three new east-west rail arcs explored for EEH geography

Network Rail is exploring the case for creating three new east-west rail arcs across central southern England, the geography of the England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) grouping of local authorities.  The investigations are part of the ‘England’s Economic Heartland passenger... continue

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Drivers should pay more – Heartland

Drivers might have to pay more through mechanisms such as road user charging and workplace parking levies under plans to reduce single occupancy car use presented by non-statutory sub-national transport body England’s Economic Heartland.  The EEH’s draft transport strategy includes... continue

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EEH to consult on draft transport strategy

England Economic Heartland’s will commence a 12-week consultation on its draft transport strategy on 14 July.  To emphasise the strategic significance of East West Rail, the strategy refers to the proposed new railway between Oxford and Cambridge as the “East West Main... continue

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Garden communities ‘will be car-based commuter suburbs’

Andrew Forster

The Government’s programme of garden towns and garden villages is little more than ‘greenwash’ when it comes to transport, with most developments likely to end up being car-dependent commuter estates, according to a report by the Transport for New Homes project.  The report... continue

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