Transport is not gender-neutral: could catering for women's trips reduce car dependency?

Transport is not gender-neutral: could catering for women's trips reduce car dependency?

Juliana O'Rourke

It is now well established that transport is not gender-neutral. Women and men have different mobility realities. Global research by organisations such as the UN show that women tend to have more complex patterns of mobility characterised by trip chaining (making... continue

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23 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Transport projects to benefit from £4bn Levelling Up Fund

Transport projects to benefit from £4bn Levelling Up Fund

Andrew Forster

The Chancellor this week  announced a new... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Road loses grant after delay for ‘greening’

Birmingham City Council has lost access to funding for a radial road dualling scheme because of a redesign to make the project better for active travel and public transport.   The A457 Dudley Road improvement scheme involves dualling about 1.25 miles of the road between the Ladywood... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Local Tories oppose removal of W Sussex pop-up bike lane

West Sussex County Council is promising to install a high quality permanent cycleway in Shoreham after local councillors complained about the council’s decision to remove a ‘pop-up’ temporary lane  only installed this summer.   Conservative-controlled West Sussex this... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Leeds City Square design competition

Leeds City Council has published the brief for a design competition to end the traffic dominated environment in City Square. City Square is the first experience most rail travellers  have of Leeds after stepping out the railway station, which lies on the southern side of the square. Despite... continue

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Double consultation for Edinburgh’s LTN

The City of Edinburgh Council is to hold two consultations on the city’s first low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) of residential road closures, with residents being asked for views before its implementation and after it has been installed.  The council plans to implement the scheme in the... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Cambs CA fails to secure CAM chief, as route row rumbles on

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has failed to secure its preferred candidate to lead the Cambridge Autonomous Metro (CAM) project.  The combined authority named David Hughes as its choice for the chief executive post for its new company One CAM Ltd in a report presented... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Housing probe for EWR station locations

Intermediate stations on the East West Rail line between Bedford and Cambridge could become foci for housing development under Government plans. Officials from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) are leading the investigations. Officers from the Cambridgeshire and... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

DfT’s automated driving plan premature, safety bodies warn

The DfT’s plan to permit automated driving on motorways next year is premature and represents a safety risk for road users, road safety organisations have said. The comments come in response to the DfT’s call for evidence on the use of automatic lane keeping system (ALKS) technology... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Ebbsfleet developers fund ArrivaClick DRT

Bus operator Arriva is to introduce its ArrivaClick demand responsive flexible bus service in Ebbsfleet, Kent next week (30 November), replacing scheduled routes.  The Click service will be funded by housebuilders Redrow and Henly Camland and replaces bus routes 484, 485 and... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

NE rail/Metro extensions probed

Nexus, the Tyne and Wear PTE, has appointed Arup to explore extending the Tyne and Wear Metro or the rail network in South Tyneside and Sunderland. The work will consider: direct passenger services to the International Advanced Manufacturing Park from South Shields and Sunderland; a rail link to... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Hertfordshire and Leicester give backing to pavement parking prohibition

Hertfordshire County Council and Leicester City Council have backed the idea of a pavement parking ban in England. The DfT’s pavement parking consultation presents three options for reform: simplifying the traffic regulation order process; allowing councils to enforce against... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
£1.9bn to speed up  EV switch

£1.9bn to speed up EV switch

The Chancellor has announced £1.9bn over four years for electric vehicle charging infrastructure and consumer... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Road pricing will do more to decarbonise transport than electric vehicles

Road pricing will do more to decarbonise transport than electric vehicles

Edward Leigh Smarter Cambridge Transport

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30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today Comment

In Passing

What’s happened to the Government’s rail reform programme, otherwise known as the Williams review? Does anyone know? One might expect someone at the DfT to have an idea but this excerpt from its new organisational chart doesn’t inspire confidence! We hear, however, that things are... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Active travel gets crumbs while the road-builders get billions

Rik Andrew London SE6

Given that just two new road schemes, the Lower Thames Crossing and the A303 Stonehenge improvements will cost taxpayers £8bn, how can anyone possibly object to active travel being given a mere £175m for the entire country (‘PM and Shapps take on  critics of active travel... continue

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The future is smart: the transition from free-floating to smart parking

The future is smart: the transition from free-floating to smart parking

Most current shared micromobility services originate from the Chinese bike-share wave that landed in Western countries in 2017. Ofo and Mobike turned the free-floating model into the most common and most scalable, disrupting the established public bike-share industry.... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Scots NTS delivery board formed

Transport Scotland’s national transport strategy delivery board has met for the first time, following publication of the NTS in February (LTT 21 Feb).  The board is chaired by Michael Matheson, the cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity. Other members... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
AQEG launches call for evidence on modelling fine particulate matter (PM2.5)

AQEG launches call for evidence on modelling fine particulate matter (PM2.5)

The government’s Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) has launched a call for evidence on modelling fine particulate matter (PM2.5) concentrations in England. Defra would ask the research community to support the UK government in its efforts to reduce air pollution through the development of air... continue

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20 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Smart parking will be key to London's e-scooter trial – analysis shows how it could be implemented

Smart parking will be key to London's e-scooter trial – analysis shows how it could be implemented

Juliana O'Rourke

E-scooter rental will be available in London from spring 2021, thanks to a new trial announced... continue

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19 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Takeaways, markets, stalls and alfresco dining: relaxed planning conditions extended

Takeaways, markets, stalls and alfresco dining: relaxed planning conditions extended

Juliana O'Rourke

The government has announced extensions to a series of temporary planning... continue

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19 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

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