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Requests for driver details rise

18/06/2024

Councils and parking companies are increasingly requesting details about a car’s registered keeper, which allows them to fine drivers, according to a car sales firm.

Minister told to refer herself to ethics advisor over 15-minute city claim

14/05/2024

Health minister Maria Caulfield told to refer herself to the ministerial ethics adviser after leaflets accused her council of restricting freedom to drive.

Stop treating transport as a culture war, Government told

03/04/2024

The Prime Minister’s rhetoric ‘fabricating’ a war on motorists has been ‘incredibly unhelpful’ and does not reflect public opinion, according to a think-tank.

LTNs popular and effective, leaked report says

11/03/2024

Low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) are popular and effective, a leaked report from the Department for Transport (DfT) has found.

Ministers did not stop LTNs receiving cash

06/02/2024

Officials have confirmed that the allocation of £200m for cycling and walking excluded low traffic neighbourhoods because no LTN bid matched funding criteria.

Bus companies brand Oxford LTNs a ‘failure’

16/10/2023

Low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) in Oxford have ‘made congestion worse’ and delayed bus services, operators have argued.

Sunak launches fight for motorists

02/10/2023

The Government has announced plans to discourage English councils from bringing in 20mph and traffic reduction measures.

Tower Hamlets to remove LTN road closures

21/09/2023

Tower Hamlets has decided to remove its low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) road closures despite the majority of affected residents supporting the measures.

PM delays new petrol and diesel ban to 2035

21/09/2023

PM Rishi Sunak has delayed the Government's ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030 to 2035.

Council net zero efforts at risk, LGIU warns

19/09/2023

Disputes over London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) and Low Traffic Networks (LTNs), combined with the cost-of-living crisis, put net zero efforts at risk.

Newcastle axes LTN

04/09/2023

A trial low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) scheme in Newcastle will not be made permanent, the city council has announced.

The case for low-traffic neighbourhoods

16/08/2023

Tanya Braun, Living Streets makes the case for low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) and argues for an area-by-area approach to reducing the impact of traffic.

LTN vandalism costs London boroughs £850,000

16/08/2023

Local authorities across London are being forced to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds repairing vandalised low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN) infrastructure.

Transport planners write to PM in defence of LTNs

09/08/2023

The Transport Planning Society (TPS) has written to the PM in defence of low traffic neighbourhoods in the wake of the Government's push-back.

Now I am become Uxbridge, destroyer of rational climate discourse

01/08/2023

Jason Torrance, UK100, responds to the Government’s criticism of clean air zones, low-traffic neighbourhoods and other net zero schemes.

National review of low-traffic neighbourhoods ‘unnecessary’

31/07/2023

Local authorities are best placed to make decisions about whether to implement low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTN) or not, council chiefs have told the PM.

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