Obituary: Ben Hamilton-Baillie

Obituary: Ben Hamilton-Baillie

Tributes have been paid to the architect and street designer Ben Hamilton-Baillie who has died from cancer at the age of 63. After studying architecture, Hamilton-Baillie spent the early part of his career in the social housing sector before joining Sustrans in 1995 to work on designing parts of... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
Fidler to take over from Pendlebury as DfT’s Local Transport boss

Fidler to take over from Pendlebury as DfT’s Local Transport boss

Graham Pendlebury will be retiring as DfT’s Director, Local Transport on 31 May. His successor will be Stephen Fidler, currently a Deputy Director in DfT’s Strategic Roads Division, with responsibility for overseeing delivery of the Highways... continue

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16 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
New model predicts property impact of transport schemes

New model predicts property impact of transport schemes

Andrew Forster

A software tool has been developed for estimating the... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
TfL to pilot green man authority signals

TfL to pilot green man authority signals

Transport for London is  to pilot green man authority on ten pedestrian crossings in the capital.  The signal strategy already operates on two... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
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SW councils aim to persuade ministers that two STBs is best

Andrew Forster

The two shadow sub-national transport bodies in the south-west of England are hoping to persuade the DfT that the region’s transport needs are best served by having two STBs rather than one.  The DfT wants a single STB for the region and has ruled out giving financial assistance to help... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Rebuilt bus station ‘a barrier to bus use’

Rebuilt bus station ‘a barrier to bus use’

The opening of Newport’s rebuilt bus station in 2015 has failed to boost passenger numbers, according to Newport Transport, the city’s dominant bus... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Visitor bus service for Peak District

The Peak District National Park Authority is inviting bus operators to bid to operate a summertime visitor route in the Hope Valley, connecting with trains on the  Manchester to Sheffield Hope Valley line. The three-year contract for the Edale Explorer requires the service to operate 42 days... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Police Scotland’s focus on inter-urban roads questioned

Andrew Forster

Police Scotland’s road policing priorities may be based on a flawed understanding of accident casualty distributions, an academic supporter of more 20mph limits has said.  Green MSP Mark Ruskell commissioned Adrian Davis, professor of transport and health at Edinburgh’s Napier... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Council rules out demolishing homes to comply with NO2 limit

Andrew Forster

Councillors in Caerphilly in South Wales have ruled out demolishing a terrace of houses to eliminate illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide. But the council acknowledges that it may be forced to demolish the homes on legal grounds.  Consultants have recommended demolishing the terrace and adjacent... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Zebra regulations pose barrier to Gtr Manchester cycle plans

Zebra regulations pose barrier to Gtr Manchester cycle plans

Andrew Forster

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is calling for... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

MPs to scrutinise pavement parking

The House of Commons transport committee has announced an inquiry into pavement parking in England. The committee is calling for written evidence on: the impact of pavement parking; enforcement of pavement parking offences; and possible reforms of traffic regulation orders to deal with pavement... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Electrification to Perth mooted

Extending rail electrification from Dunblane to Perth is one of the rail enhancement projects being developed by Transport Scotland for possible delivery in control period 6 (2019/20-2023/24). Other projects include new stations at Reston and East Linton between Edinburgh and Berwick on the East... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

‘Rethink development planning’

A new approach to development and infrastructure planning is needed to address the uncertainties presented by technological change, according to a report by consultant PeterBrett Associates, now part of Stantec. The report recommends abandoning the “outmoded predict and provide-based planning... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Warrington road breaks Tory stranglehold on DfT grant pot

Andrew Forster

The Government has awarded almost £200m to two local authority road schemes,  the Warrington Western Link and Shrewsbury’s North West Relief Road. Warrington Borough Council will receive £142.5m towards the £212m cost of the Western Link road connecting the A56 at... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Rapid charging hubs for capital

Transport for London is drawing up plans for electric vehicle rapid charging hubs across the capital for use by taxis and the public.  Julian Bell, London Councils’ transport and environment committee chair, told members that  there would be one such hub site per sub-region of... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Reimagining Waverley

Reimagining Waverley: preliminary proposals for a major redevelopment of Edinburgh Waverley station have been published for consultation by Network Rail and the City of Edinburgh Council. An upper mezzanine floor could be built featuring retailing and a new concourse, and there could be better... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

CA halts work on M11 northern extension

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has halted further investigatory work into extending the M11 from Cambridge to Wisbech, pending the outcome of funding bids for two other major road improvements. Cambridgeshire County Council, acting on behalf of the combined authority (CA),... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Borough undermining case for A5/A46 investment, says Leics

Borough undermining case for A5/A46 investment, says Leics

Andrew Forster

Leicestershire County Council has criticised a borough... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Midlands Connect calls for big road spend

Midlands Connect wants the Government to agree a long-term funding plan for upgrading key trunk roads in the region. The shadow sub-national transport body is devising investment programmes for the A46, A5 and A50/A500 corridors that are expected to take ten to 20 years to deliver. It says the... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

DfT to consult on HS2 route changes

The DfT will consult later this year on a number of adjustments to the proposed route for HS2 phase 2b, the sections from Crewe to Manchester and from the West Midlands to Yorkshire. The Prime Minister mentioned the consultation and restated the Government’s determination to deliver the full... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

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