More than half the spending on England’s transport network is going to London with the imbalance set to get worse, according to a report by Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). The report Paying for Our Progress, published this week by IPPR North, reveals that whilst £1,943 is being spent per head in London on current or planned transport projects only £190 is being spent in Yorkshire, £220 in the North East and £680 in the North West £680. The […]
The road transport industry will have to help itself, after its call to ‘help us, help you’ via a £150m HGV driver training fund was ignored in yesterday’s Emergency Budget.
Transport for London (TfL) has removed certain Olympic Route Network (ORN) restrictions today. TfL has previously stated that the ORN will be adjusted to meet demand throughout the Games period, for example with restrictions around Wimbledon to be lifted shortly after the Olympic tennis concludes. Leon Daniels, TfL’s MD for surface transport, says: “More alterations will follow as venues cease operation, and we’ll continue to keep Londoners and businesses, including freight, taxi and private hire drivers informed.” The alterations are: […]
A new report has called into question the effectiveness of safety mirrors fitted to LGVs as a means of preventing accidents involving cyclists.