A DfT commissioned study titled the Future of Transport has found that Mobility as a Service led businesses stand to gain big as the generations pass, all the while influencing significant transport modal shift changes.
The young, app savvy generations are overwhelmingly more in touch with Mobility as a Service products, including the likes of Uber’s transportation, Lime’s bike and electric scooter businesses and other such services that rely on usership rather than ownership.
According to the NatCen Social research, MaaS uptake among survey respondents in England has been found to be higher for men (43% vs women 29%), younger adults (57% aged 16 to 24 vs 9% aged 65+), people living in urban areas (33% vs 28% rural) and Uber users (60% vs 27% non-Uber users). Those living with a disability were found to be more likely to use demand responsive transport apps, in particular those with vehicles suited to their needs.
Wednesday 13 Jan 2021
• Major project is modernising Old Street station and overhauling the outdated 1960s roundabout to create a much safer, more welcoming environment for everyone
• Roads will be switched to their final layout this weekend with road closures in place from Thursday 14 January to Monday 18 January
• People making essential journeys in line with Government restrictions should plan ahead and walk or cycle if possible
Unless the government takes a hands-on approach to Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes, motor traffic will continue its upward trajectory and cycling will diminish
COVID-19 has forced the government to intervene in most spheres of life: locking down the nation, a multi-billion-pound furlough scheme, cancelling exams and closing theatres. From employment to health, education, sport, culture, and public transport, our lives have been regulated in a way we would have found unbelievable a year ago.
11 January 2021
Environmental activists have launched a new legal challenge against the Government’s transport policies, this time focusing on the National Policy Statement (NPS) for National Networks.
The action is being pursued by the Transport Action Network (TAN), which has been granted a separate judicial review hearing against the DfT’s Road Investment Strategy 2. That is expected to be heard in February.
The NPS for National Networks covers national road, rail and strategic rail freight…
Sun 3 Jan 2021
“She named her ideal birthday present as a “promise from everyone that they
she opted for replacement lights for her bike.
“In Sweden, it gets very dark in winter.”
Adam Tranter @adamtranter Jan 8, 2021
“Oh my god, it’s wonderful! More people biking than driving cars!” The Simpsons does bike lanes.
• By SimonM 4 days ago
Update, Update – Council to re-consider removal of cycle track on 17 March 2021
Homes Without Jams: join the campaign
Planning needs to be reformed. But the Government’s proposals threaten more traffic and pollution. Transport for New Homes is calling for Homes Without Jams.
Our country needs more homes. What we don’t need is more sprawling, car-dependent estates far from town centres and public transport links.
Right now, too many housing developments lack local shops and services, decent public transport and cycle routes. Some streets even lack pavements. The result is that the people who live there must drive for almost every journey: a recipe for traffic, air pollution and climate change.
Now the Government wants to reform the planning system – but its proposals threaten to make things worse. The outcome would be more big housing estates in the countryside connected by more roads.
“A consequence of the transition to electric vehicles is a potential £40 billion annual fiscal black hole, due to the reduction in Fuel Duty and Vehicle Excise Duty. Something will have to change. We will be exploring whether radical road pricing or ‘pay-as-you-drive’ schemes can offer a revenue-raising solution to this problem. We will explore the practicalities of different schemes, the level of public support for them, and best practice from other countries. We will also assess whether new technologies and pricing can both be utilised to incentivise consumer behaviour change, reduce congestion and promote active travel.”
Bicycle Dutch 6 January 2021
Sustainable Safety is one of the corner stones of the Dutch road safety policies. Its ultimate goal is to make traffic so safe that everybody can get home safely. Not only fit able-bodied people or drivers in protected vehicles, but every road user – the schoolchild, the commuter, the commercial driver and the active senior, whether they walk, cycle or participate in traffic in any other way. I’ve published about Sustainable Safety before, in 2012 and in 2017, but the policy was updated in 2018. That is why I want to start this year with another look at Sustainable Safety. First, I would like to wish you all the very best for this new year! I also – as you will have noticed – updated the look of my blog.