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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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Not sure my Highway Code knowledge is quite what it should be.

   Christopher Macgowan @chrismacgowan

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6,584 miles travelled per person

Press Association. The distance people travel, including on foot, has still not reached pre-recession levels, Government figures have shown. On average each person in England travelled 6,584 miles in 2013 – slightly down on the 6,599 figure for 2012 and … Continue reading

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Massey Ferguson tractor reaches the South Pole

Early in my working life I spent a very happy decade with Massey-Ferguson in Coventry – and the company still keeps in touch by various routes: A Dutch woman who’s already driven her tractor across Europe and Africa reached a … Continue reading

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Tower Bridge glass walkways open

For a different view of London, head to Tower Bridge, where high level walkways with glass floors were opened to the public on Monday. The walkways will provide spectacular bird’s eye views of the bridge lifts, which generally occur every … Continue reading

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