Shared space study published by CIHT

Patrick McDonnell

A review of how shared space is designed, implemented and installed in England has been published by the Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation (CIHT). Creating better streets: Inclusive and accessible places provides a series of recommendations to the government and industry. CIHT president Andreas Markides said: “The issues around shared space have often been controversial and the recommendations that this review has made, if put into place, will help make our streets into the safe, inclusive environments that we need them to be.  “The recommendations the review makes are aimed at the government, local authorities and those professionals who are working to make our highways inclusive, safer and part of the public realm and the com... continue

17 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
New walking challenge for Portsmouth school children

New walking challenge for Portsmouth school children

Pupils at Langstone Infant School and Langstone Junior School are the first to take part in this year's Portsmouth City Council Pompey Monster Walk to School Challenge. The seven week walk to school... continue

18 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Cambridge cycleway will reduce parking capacity, say residents

Cambridge cycleway will reduce parking capacity, say residents

Patrick McDonnell

Residents in Cambridge are fighting the introduction of a new... continue

17 Jan 2018Parking Review News
17 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
16 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
How will autonomous vehicles drive the parking sector?

How will autonomous vehicles drive the parking sector?

James Long

Nobody can avoid the absolute deluge of articles that... continue

16 Jan 2018Parking Review Features
15 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Northern Forest to improve health and wellbeing through better  air quality and  accessible local green spaces

Northern Forest to improve health and wellbeing through better air quality and accessible local green spaces

The Woodland Trust and Community Forests in the north of England have been working together on developing the concept of a new Northern Forest, which will accelerate the creation of new woodland and support sustainable management of existing woods right across the area. Many more trees, woods and forests will deliver a better environment for all by: improving air quality in our towns and cities; mitigating flood risk in key catchments;... continue

15 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
15 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
New panel to review housebuilding as Homes England replaces HCA to lead on new development

New panel to review housebuilding as Homes England replaces HCA to lead on new development

Juliana O'Rourke

A new national housing agency – Homes England – has been launched by Housing... continue

15 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
New report forecasts an increased uptake of active transport modes with MaaS

New report forecasts an increased uptake of active transport modes with MaaS

Juliana O'Rourke

A new report from the MaasLab at UCL, commissioned by TfL, provides... continue

12 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Traffic removal: initiatives to improve the nation's health

Traffic removal: initiatives to improve the nation's health

Juliana O'Rourke

The related problems of air pollution and congestion... continue

12 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Replace shared space 'concept' with street design that meets the requirements of all users

Replace shared space 'concept' with street design that meets the requirements of all users

Juliana O'Rourke

CIHT has finally launched its review of the issue of shared space and how it is being... continue

12 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Bike share responsibility and regulation: do we need a national standard?

Bike share responsibility and regulation: do we need a national standard?

Juliana O'Rourke

Responsibility and regulation is becoming an increasingly hot topic for... continue

12 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
11 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
11 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
EU-funded trailway opens in north Dorset

EU-funded trailway opens in north Dorset

Patrick McDonnell

A new safer route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, connecting the villages of Okeford Fitzpaine and... continue

9 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Think big and convert underused railways into roads

Paul Withrington Director, Transport-Watch Northampton NN2

Lord Adonis, the man who, when Secretary of State for transport, toured community rail lines with his nose in the air, enjoying near empty carriages and complaining that at 8pm the cafe at Southampton was shut so that he could not buy a coffee, now proposes a switch of freight from rail to road to... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Comment

East West Rail must deliver fast end-to-end journeys

Graham Nalty Derby DE24

Stephen Plowden’s suggestion (Letters LTT 8 Dec 17) that transport planning should be based on problem- solving is far more sensible than perhaps he realises. During my business career, I have visited customers’ shops in almost every major town and city in the UK by rail. That has... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Comment

A complex business

The DfT’s new wider economic impacts guidance marks the latest stage in the evolution of how transport projects and programmes are appraised. The central focus of cost benefit analysis adopted in the 1970s was transport user benefits such as time savings and they remain at the heart of the... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Lord Adonis, 20mph signs, Richard Branson, David Cameron, second-hand tram

What a difference a few weeks make: there we were last month praising Lord Adonis for his successful stewardship of the Government’s National Infrastructure Commission and now... boom, he’s gone! The Lord’s decision to quit the NIC livened up the normally quiet news scene over the... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Comment

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