Sides becoming more entrenched over HS2

Sides becoming more entrenched over HS2

The only strange aspect of the growing controversy over HS2 is that it has taken so long to come to ...
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Are the new roads really needed?

Are the new roads really needed?

For a long time, there has been very little published about the role of roads and the future priorities in ...
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Time to consign yellow lines to history

Time to consign yellow lines to history

  I’ve always hated yellow lines. And that’s not because they stop me from parking where I want, since I ...
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Boris cycle plan: fact or fiction?

Boris cycle plan: fact or fiction?

The London Mayor’s Vision for Cycling could be a landmark in UK policy on cycling even though there are numerous ...
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Innovation ignored at our peril

Innovation ignored at our peril

The 150th anniversary of the Tube, celebrated with steam engines being operated on the system for the first time in ...
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Britain still hesitant about innovation especially in transport

Britain still hesitant about innovation especially in transport

I have seen the future. Or have I? in 2012, I came across a wide variety of transport innovations and ...
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Gothenburg's vision of sustainability

Gothenburg’s vision of sustainability

It’s easy to dismiss foreign experience as irrelevant because each country and culture has its particular institutions and history. However, ...
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My mayoral campaign

My mayoral campaign

I’ve decided to put my money where my mouth is. Or rather stick my head above the parapet by trying ...
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Will we get a cycling legacy from the Olympics

Will we get a cycling legacy from the Olympics

One of the oft hoped-for legacies of the Olympics is that the successes of the athletes will translate into more ...
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Safety, the hidden success story - except the roads

Safety, the hidden success story – except the roads

One of the unheralded successes of recent years has been the massive progress on transport safety. On the railways, there ...
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Can the railways be decentralised?

Can the railways be decentralised?

Localism, decentralisation, devolution – these words have become the motherhood and apple pie of the Coalition government. They are, after ...
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Heathrow pods are an idea for the future

Heathrow pods are an idea for the future

There is a constant search for innovation in transport. I’ve lost count of the number of new methods of transport ...
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Olympics - is it crying wolf or is chaos looming

Olympics – is it crying wolf or is chaos looming

I have been asked numerous times by various TV and radio stations, including several foreign ones, to comment on the ...
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Cameron on road to nowhere

Cameron on road to nowhere

We have been here before. Lots of times. The idea of trying to turn the roads into some form of ...
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Parking scam is real war on motorist

Parking scam is real war on motorist

When the Conservatives talk about the War on the Motorist which they are keen to end, they tend to focus ...
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Boris airport plan will not get off the ground

Boris airport plan will not get off the ground

They were talking about Boris Island on Radio 5 the other day. We’ve already got Boris bikes, the tortuously alliterative ...
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Cycle deaths becoming political issue

Cycle deaths becoming political issue

The issue of cycling deaths has soared up the political agenda in recent months, especially in London where every fatality ...
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Shaky basis for the 80mph limit

Shaky basis for the 80mph limit

The ‘war on the motorist’ is still raging among the Tory faithful. Or rather, the war against the war on ...
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