UK Transport

Dear Men Who Sprawl Over Public Transport, Your Days Are Numbered...

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For as long as anyone can remember, man spreaders have dominated public transport. Sitting with their legs wide open and sprawling over multiple s...

New Roads Are Not the Way Forward

Natalie Bennett | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Today's announcement on new road building from the Prime Minister is further confirmation that this government is driving us into an economic, social and environmental cul-de-sac.

30 years of Independent Living

Simon Stevens | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

On Thursday, Spectrum CIL (previously Southampton Centre for Independent Living) will celebrate its 30th anniversary, and I am delighted to be one of the guest speakers. This has given me an opportunity to ponder the achievements within independent living over the last 30 years.

The Little Things That Help Disabled People

Simon Stevens | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

The first and probably greatest skill disabled people have to quickly learn is problem solving. Since disabled people often live in a world that is unprepared for their specific needs, on a day to day basis they encounter barriers that require them to be creative and bend the rules on how things were intended to be used.

Government's Stitch-Up Makes a Mockery of the Entire HS2 Project

Rob Flello | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics
Rob Flello

If we are going to go ahead with spending tens of billions on High Speed Two then at the very least we need to be sure that we are getting the best value for money and ensuring that the maximum benefit is felt, both for the economy and for the people in cities such as Stoke-on-Trent. The proposals as they stand fail to meet any of these criteria and this should be to the utter shame of all those involved.

Invest in Cycling; Invest in Education, Health and Prosperity

Adam Stones | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK
Adam Stones

With seven months until the general election, the issue of cycling seems to be one of the most obvious 'off the peg' crowd pleasers, as well an astute spend of finite finances

Women-Only Carriages Won't Stop Perverts With Wandering Hands

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

As women-only carriages spread through public transport systems in Brazil, Thailand, India and Japan... it looks like the preventative, victim-blaming measure may be heading to the UK. According to transport minister Claire Perry MP, focusing energies on removing the victim from the situation rather than addressing the offender is the way to go when tackling sexual assault.

Chaotic Government Funding Fails to Fix Pothole Epidemic

Richard Burden | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

Changes to the Agency overseeing 2% of our road network (our motorways and "A Roads") will not fix the potholes that undermine road safety and blight everyday journeys for car drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, and HGVs too...

Why No Solution to Oyster-Contactless 'Card Clash' on London's Tube and Buses?

Asa Cusack | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech
Asa Cusack

For most people the real issue is having to take out their Oyster various times a day instead of just pressing their wallet or purse against the reader. A trivial complaint? Perhaps, but with about 19 million Oyster journeys a day, that adds up to a lot of needless frustration. So why haven't TfL come up with a solution?

Does London Need More Roads, or More Public Transport?

Darren Johnson | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Politics
Darren Johnson

Shouldn't we be sorting out London's traffic by expanding the bus network, building more cycle lanes and financing it from a pay as you go driving scheme? I'm no expert, but it makes much more sense than what I'm hearing from people who want new roads and more pollution...

How Rail Companies Could Avoid Increasing Train Fares

Henry Stewart | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK
Henry Stewart

If standard class carriages generate 61% more income, then it would seem to be a simple financial decision to start converting first class carriages on their own initiative? This does depend on more demand being created for standard class.

Brace Yourself For Yet Another Rail Fare Hike

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics

Rail passengers will suffer yet another price hike from January 2015, with some fares set to go up by as much as 5.5%. The new-year rise, means tha...

Prodding the Sleeping Giant- Keeping the Rise of Cycling Rolling

Alec James | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Sport
Alec James

The public's incredible reaction to the Tour de France which finished on Sunday may have surprised some, but its legacy through quality cycling provision in Britain must be a surprise to no-one.

The Government Will Replace Drivers With Computers Next Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Tech

Trials of driverless cars will start in January 2015, the government announced on Wednesday - but a lot of people aren't happy with the idea. A rec...

Cashless Buses Are a Lesson for Banks

Tony Virdi | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

TfL claims that moving to cashless buses will save it £24 million a year, highlighting the economic benefits of embracing contactless technologies... the focus should be on making the technology inclusive. After all, it should be about making the customer experience as easy and seamless as possible.

Why Aren't Women Interested in Rail?

Adeline Ginn | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adeline Ginn

As women we have fought for years for equality. We read constantly how as a gender we are striving to break the glass ceiling and change perceptions. But what if a whole industry was actively crying out for more female CEOs, managers and employees, but very few were accepting the offer?

Is This One Of The Most Left Wing Things Ed Miliband Has Ever Said?

PA | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Politics

The decision to privatise the railways was based on "dogma" and large parts of them be taken back into public ownership if Labour wins the general ele...

Free - A Manifesto

Joseph Finlay | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Politics
Joseph Finlay

Free is good. We should make as many things as possible free... Everyone will feel more free because of the lack of gates/checkouts and the reduction of the use of money will free our minds from having to constantly think about money.

Watch The Moment This Tube Passenger Lost A Valiant Battle Not To Laugh

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

It's a rare occurrence on London's lonely and introverted underground, but a carriage crammed full of commuters have been captured sharing a grin on t...

Chain, Chain, Chain, Chain of Hate

Paul Marshall | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Peddling arms in the Middle East may not exactly be the safest activity you can engage in. Neither for that matter is peddling drugs in Sicily. Or peddling stolen goods from the back of a van in Bolton.

Five Truths About What It's Really Like to Be a Commuter

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

London property prices are now rising at such a speedy rate, people are taking on longer commutes and buying houses in towns such as Colchester and Wellingborough. On paper, commuting can seem completely doable. But the reality? A total nightmare.

Use Buses In London? Then You Need To Read This

PA | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK

London's buses are no longer accepting cash from today as part of a raft of reforms. Transport for London (TfL) said dwindling numbers of passenger...

This Weird Goopy Ball Could Be The Future Of Transport

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech

Cars made of next-generation 'morphable surfaces' could be hitting the roads one day after a breakthrough by scientists at MIT. Scientists believe ...

Hover Cars Are Real, And They're In Tel Aviv

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Tech

Hover cars are every child's dream: the idea of getting into a futuristic pod and being silently thrown from one end of the city to the other. Well no...

Kings Cross: Sustainable Development in the Heart of London

Gregory Borne | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK
Gregory Borne

The 2012 London Olympic Games was touted as the most sustainable games ever and it was at the time the biggest construction project in Europe, today another development is underway in London that also boasts to be the largest in Europe