Category Archives: travel

Regional holiday travel beckons…..

Source: Ben Groundwater is my favourite travel writer at Fairfax Media traveller.com.au and his piece today could apply anywhere in the world as the pandemic makes local travel the only serious option for the foreseeable. Dear regional Australia, I’m sorry. … Continue reading

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TfL spending will not return to pre-Covid levels anytime soon.

SOURCE: http://www.transportxtra.com Transport investment in London is likely to fall significantly over the next few years, as Transport for London grapples with the long-term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Public transport demand has plummeted, wrecking TfL’s financial plans, including the … Continue reading

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Is it time to ease restrictions?

As I begin week six of my isolation – along with millions of others – I am minded to reflect personally on where we are and, with greater difficulty, where we are heading. I have a foot firmly planted in … Continue reading

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Venice tourism controls.

VENICE is continuing in its fight against over-tourism by tracking the number of tourists that come to the city, although controversially, the council will be tapping in to mobile phones to do so. By LAUREN O’CALLAGHAN “Daily Express” Photo inset shows … Continue reading

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Weak bridges in Scotland.

Scandal of Scotland’s crumbling bridges after years of warnings SCOTLAND’S motorway and trunk road network has 36 weak bridges, including some of the country’s busiest and most historic crossings. The list includes raised approaches to the Erskine Bridge and the … Continue reading

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French President Macron says UK needs to do more.

French President Emmanuel Macron visited Calais today (16.01.18) and called on the UK to take in more migrants and spend more on border security. Responding, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “I am baffled by President Macron’s comments. What does … Continue reading

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Gergely Raccuja wins Wolfson Economics Prize.

A recent graduate from UCL has won the £250,000 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize, for his answer to the question “How can we pay for better, safer, more reliable roads in a way that is fair to road users and good … Continue reading

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FT wonders whether driverless cars might represent a threat to the growth of cycling in cities.

There is an interesting article today in the online FT by George Greenwood in which he suggests that the arrival of driverless cars might in cities scupper the growth in cycle use. Driverless cars will be fighting for space with … Continue reading

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Calais blockade on Monday

FTA today met with one of the organisers of Monday’s blockade in Calais to highlight its potential impact on the UK transport and logistics industry. Main routes into the French town will be completely blocked throughout the day as more … Continue reading

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September 21st is EDWARD day.

The Road Safety Unit of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Mobility and Transport has just launched a campaign with TISPOL (the European Traffic Police Network) called “EDWARD – the European Day Without A Road Death” which is scheduled for … Continue reading

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