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2 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
Covid-19 leaves programme of Clean Air Zones up in the air

Covid-19 leaves programme of Clean Air Zones up in the air

Andrew Forster

The future of England’s clean air zone (CAZ)... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
More councils warn of Covid cash crunch without extra aid

More councils warn of Covid cash crunch without extra aid

More councils in England have warned of financial distress unless the Goverment comes up with further funding to cover their additional costs and income losses from Covid-19.  The Government has already provided... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Covid-19 cuts road casualties

Leeds City Council has reported a big drop in road traffic casualities because during Covid-19 movement restrictions. The council has compared road traffic casualties in the first 18 weeks of 2020 and 2019. All casualties fell by 40 per cent, from 643 (2019) to 383 (2020), while those killed or... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

LEZs for Scots cities delayed by Covid-19

The Scottish Government has dropped plans to introduce  low emission zones in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee before the end of the year because of Covid-19. The three cities were developing plans to introduce LEZs initially covering buses only. They would be similar to Glasgow’s LEZ,... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Scotland: Edinburgh scoops £5m as budget grows

The Scottish Government has awarded the City of Edinburgh Council £5m – half of the initial £10m budget – from the Places for Everyone fund to introduce roadspace reallocation measures to help with Covid-19 social distancing. The Government this week announced that the... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

CO2 ‘a bigger threat than Covid-19’ – TRL

Man-made climate change threatens to cause more havoc to lifestyles than Covid-19, according to the chief executive of TRL. “Climate change, unless mitigated, will make the havoc wrought by Covid-19 look like a (regulated, once a day) walk in the park,” said Paul Campion. “We have... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
Rethink Mids and North rail plans – Greengauge

Rethink Mids and North rail plans – Greengauge

Andrew Forster

The Government should replace many of the existing rail projects proposed for the Midlands and North of England with projects that... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Vision for faster Anglo-Scots rail

Improving rail connectivity to Scotland is a higher priority than building the HS2 Phase 2b high-speed line from Crewe to Manchester, Greengauge has told the National Infrastructure Commission. Greengauge says the Government should focus on bringing the rail journey time from London to Glasgow and... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Green light for Old Oak

The planning application for the Old Oak Common HS2 station has been approved by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation OPDC). The station, promoted by HS2 Ltd, will have 14 platforms: six for HS2 services and eight for  Crossrail, Heathrow Express and Great Western... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
Wiltshire creates team to lead M4-South Coast road upgrade

Wiltshire creates team to lead M4-South Coast road upgrade

Andrew Forster

Wiltshire Council is creating an officer team to take... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
Preferred options to complete dual A66

Preferred options to complete dual A66

The Government has announced the preferred options to complete the dualling of the A66 Transpennine road between the M6 at Penrith in Cumbria and the... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Hotel conversion for 55 Broadway

Westminster City Council has granted planning permission to convert the former London Transport headquarters at 55 Broadway into a luxury hotel. The building was built in 1929 in an art-deco style as the headquarters of the Underground Electric Railways of London Ltd, which became London Transport... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

A14 across Cambs opens to traffic

The full 21-mile A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon road scheme has opened to traffic.  The east-west route will improve travel conditions from the east of England to the Midlands and the North.  Part of the Highways England project, a new 12-mile bypass south of Huntingdon, opened last... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Oxford explores new Thames footbridge

Oxford City Council is to explore the feasibility of a new pedestrian bridge over the River Thames to help the redevelopment of the Osney Mead district on the southwestern edge of the city. The council is to spend £300,000 on an initial feasibility study and has been allocated £6m by... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
Re-allocating road space: view the LTT online discussion

Re-allocating road space: view the LTT online discussion

The Local Transport Today online discussion of 22 May focused on a talk by Robert Huxford, director of the Urban Design Group, which explored how highway and traffic authorities that have not taken measures to deliver... continue

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28 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Local authority responses to ‘transformative change’ request from Government

Local authority responses to ‘transformative change’ request from Government

The Local Transport Today online discussion of 22 May focused on a talk by Robert Huxford, director of the Urban Design Group, which explored how highway and traffic authorities that have not taken measures to deliver ‘transformative change’ within the timeframe spelt out by the transport... continue

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28 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Mayor of London and Communities Secretary will work together on capital’s COVID-19 recovery

Mayor of London and Communities Secretary will work together on capital’s COVID-19 recovery

Mark Moran

The Government and Mayor of London have set up two boards to help plan the capital’s... continue

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26 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Analysis of active travel social distancing compliance using video analytics

Analysis of active travel social distancing compliance using video analytics

In partnership with our technology partners Vivacity Labs, Tracsis can provide analysis of social distancing between people moving on foot and by bicycle. We achieve this while protecting personal identities using Artificial Intelligence analytics (AI) to process video footage collected using our own... continue

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26 May 2020Local Transport Today News
The active travel restart: planning for post-lockdown

The active travel restart: planning for post-lockdown

Laurence Oakes-Ash

COVID-19 has inflicted an unparalleled shock to the... continue

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22 May 2020Local Transport Today News

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