News Archives - Driving

LTN attacks continue in the battle for our streets

Filthy engine oil has been poured over low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) planters in Lambeth. The vandalism is the most recent in a string of attacks on traffic-calming measures erected during the lockdown to promote safer streets. Despite support for many schemes being high among local residents, frequent criminal attacks define a battle for the future of Britain’s streets. Do we…

Tesla currently best-selling car in UK

The Tesla Model 3 became the best-selling car in the UK in June with almost 1,000 more of the popular EVs rolling off forecourts than its nearest rival, the VW Golf. Figures reveal that while sales of petrol and diesel cars are in sharp decline, one in ten cars registered in the UK currently is all-electric. The surge in sales…

Amsterdam wasn’t always Amsterdam

Whenever you hear “we’re not Amsterdam” when imagining a better city, don’t forget that half a century ago neither was Amsterdam. David Attenborough’s Blue Planet wasn’t the first time a piece of footage helped drive environmental change. Another poignant example of television that galvanised people power was broadcast in the Netherlands in the early 1970s. According to the website bicycledutch:…

Relaxed hours for HGV drivers will increase road danger

In response to a shortage of HGV drivers that threatened to lead to empty supermarket shelves, the government has decided relax rules this month for how long lorry drivers can work. According to the transport secretary, Grant Shapps on Twitter this week: “We’re aware of a shortage of HGV drivers, so I’m announcing a temp extension of drivers’ hours rules…

Piaggio Parklet – A liveable street with added flair

Adam Tranter built a parklet in a car parking space but it was removed by his local council because it wasn’t a motor vehicle. In response he built a parklet which is a motor vehicle and so the space for the community returned. The story in full is documented on his Twitter account @adamtranter What is a parklet? In the…