Try-A-Bike Loans, Red Lion Area Improvements, Cargo/ Passenger/ Non-standard cycle Street Parking, Hampstead Lane cycle route.
Letter by Steven Edwards in Camden New Journal, 20th July 2023.
Talk by Akwesi Osei of We Are Possible at CCC AGM May 15th 2023; report on research at Active Travel Academy on race, ethnicity and mobility
21 April 2023
Cardiff Council sees a road user payment scheme as a way of addressing poor levels of air quality, combatting climate change, improving people’s health and reducing traffic congestion.
The scheme could generate funds to deliver an greener transport network across the city with £1 bus fares, expanded bus services, new trams and more train services.
Hackney Council is introducing a raft of measures designed to reduce traffic and pollution and improve road safety.
Consultations are to start next month on creating Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) in five areas, which would add to the 19 LTNs already in operation, most of which use ANPR cameras rather than physical filters to manage traffic. LTNs currently cover about half of the borough, and the new schemes would increase this to 3/4 of streets, the council estimates.
The council says the chief aims of LTNs in the borough is:
• Improved bus journey times with reduced traffic volumes on a local bus route• Low traffic walking and cycling routes created to nearby green spaces• Low traffic walking and cycling routes for secondary school students to travel independently along• New public spaces created for the community to use, for instance, pocket parks or parklets• Pedestrians are able to cross the road in a town centre or residential area safely and with ease
• Streets for People: Have your say on the St Ann’s LTN trial
Tell us what you think about the measures the council has introduced to help make the St Ann’s neighbourhood safer, cleaner and quieter.
https://bit.ly/3Yziw3S link to original article
Tell us what you think about the measures the council has introduced to help make the Bruce Grove West Green neighbourhood safer, cleaner and quieter.
Consultations open from Monday 30th January to Friday 10th March 2023.
https://bit.ly/3HCg71A link to original article
Rhodri Clark 8 February 2023
Workplace Parking Levies and road user charging will be considered by the North Wales Transport Commission before it produces its final report. Recent experience in Snowdonia is a possible precursor.
“Financial constraints will always limit the progress that can be made in improving transport and making it more sustainable. This is a national issue that impacts locally,” says the commission in its progress statement.
It says the UK Government is considering road user charging…
:excerptstartCarlton ReidThe U.K. government looks set to scrap many of the large road schemes being planned from 2025. The DfTs top civil servant told MPs yesterday that, for financial reasons, the “headroom for new projects will be very limited.”Dame Bernadette Kelly, Permanent Secretary at the DfT, was grilled by members of the U.K. parliament’s transport committee.There are 32 schemes included… [Read More]
An interactive ‘car-free vision’ presented at Soho Road shows a way to reduce pollution and improve quality of life
“A car-free city is free of the dangers of pollution and emissions caused by mass private car ownership,” she said. “It’s not a city with no cars at all.
“There are many people – including some disabled people – who can’t get around without a car, but reducing the number of cars in cities will make their lives easier.”
Nick Fletcher, the first Tory MP to represent Don Valley in Doncaster, said that the concept stems from socialist ideology and is an infringement on individual freedom.
Speaking on Thursday, he demanded a debate on the “international socialist concept of so-called 15-minute cities”, and said that the schemes could “take away our personal freedom”.
“Sheffield is already on this journey and I do not want Doncaster, which is also a Labour-run socialist council, to do the same,” he added. Fletcher’s demand for the debate is yet to be realised and he was greeted with laughs and jeers in the House of Commons.