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By Patrick Troy / Updated: 06 Oct 2020
By Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 29 Sep 2020
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 22 Sep 2020

UK government reviews pavement parking to give more space to elderly and disabled people

The UK's DfT has put out three proposals to consultation with the aim of improving conditions for visually and mobility-impaired people and other pedestrians. The proposals consider giving more legal and executive powers to local councils to reduce pavement parking as well as a nation-wide blanket ban on pavement parking.
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 10 Sep 2020

Transport for London’s new app to aid social distancing

In August 2020, Transport for London (TfL) launched a new app to support people to choose routes and times that will help them to maintain physical distancing. The app, known as TfL Go is currently an iPhone app with plans to release an Android version - alongside further updates and new features during the autumn months.

The app gives users a range of information including;

By Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 10 Aug 2020
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 08 Jun 2020
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 06 May 2020
By Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 14 Apr 2020
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 01 Apr 2020

Electric scooters scooting closer to legality on British roads

The UK Government has unveiled plans to allow electric scooters on its roads as part of a “transport revolution”.

The plans will see electric scooters, or e-scooters, permitted to travel on public roads for the first time as part of consultations and trials which were launched 16 March during the Future of Mobility regulatory review.

By A e Roberts / Updated: 19 Mar 2020

New Mobility Hub Guidance published

There is still significant political and social resistance to losing the space which is currently allocated to private cars. One strategy to overcome such reluctance can be to provide enhancements to public space which offers immediate public gains.

Mobility hubs are a new tool for the streetscape to do this. They not only help to provide convenient and connected access to a range of sustainable modes of transport alongside public transport, walking and cycling but can also reprogramme space away from private car parking and towards the good of the local community.