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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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Councils need ‘clarity’ on highways funding allocations.

Attribution: Mark Whitehead. A leading motorists’ organisation has demanded clarity from transport secretary Chris Grayling over plans for spending on roads. The RAC Foundation welcomed the announcement of new spending in the Autumn Statement but said local authorities needed to … Continue reading

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Could a dirty diesel car scrappage scheme benefit air quality?

   Dirty diesel scrappage scheme unlikely to do much for air quality A scrappage scheme aimed at removing the dirtiest diesel cars from the roads would have to be on a huge scale to have any significant effect. Analysis by … Continue reading

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Steve Gooding to join RAC Foundation

 Steve Gooding is to become the new director of the RAC Foundation.   He will succeed Professor Stephen Glaister CBE who is retiring. Steve is expected to take up the post in May 2015.   Steve has been Director … Continue reading

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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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Mayor of London unveils segregated urban cycleways

Transport for London said they would be Europe’s longest substantially-segregated cycleways. There will be north-south and east-west routes, with other protected cycle routes being created for dangerous junctions. The cycleways are central to the mayor’s £913m investment in improving cycling … Continue reading

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Young driver restrictions win public backing

Public would support young driver safety measures which government has failed to introduce. The government has previously promised to produce draft legislation on young driver licensing, but was accused earlier this year of kicking the issue into the long grass. … Continue reading

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