Roads for the Common Good - Why the Greens Deserve a Voice on Transport

Caroline Russell | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

The way our transport system works, with an apparently acceptable amount of death and injury, has to stop. We need serious investment in change. £10 per head per annum on cycling is a drop in the ocean. We need much more than that if we are to turn the juggernaut around and let our cities and cycling thrive.

The Aches and Pains of Commuting

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

How much time do you spend sitting every day? Let me give you an example. You wake up after a good night's rest of seven hours, and give yourself an hour to get up and get ready for work. Then you sit on a train or in a car for the next 30 minutes or so (more for a lot of us) and travel into work.

Funding Crossrail 2 Requires Fresh Thinking and Bold Ideas, Not Another Hit on London's Businesses

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

Our message to the Government is clear: extending the BRS in its current form will put the future of London BIDs and the success of its high street policy initiatives at risk. Whether this means offsetting it against BID levies or ensuring that landlords are on a more even footing, the BRS needs to be adapted to ensure that the short-to-medium term occupiers are not the ones that are penalised.

Why TfL's Union-Bashing Tweet Helps Ruin Things for All of Us

Rebecca Winson | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Politics
Rebecca Winson

Tweets like this, when viewed as part of a much bigger picture, are a direct threat to the idea that your job should be as safe as possible, that your time spent at work shouldn't make you weep blood and that you should get a fair wage for a fair day's work. TfL aren't just throwing shade at the RMT, they're throwing it at all of us.

Boris Mulls 'Car-Free' Sundays In London

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

Boris Johnson has said he would seriously consider making central London 'car-free' for certain Sundays, after being impressed with the scheme in Jaka...

Ten Modes of Transportation that are Anything but Boring

Frontier | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK

Travelling is fun. Travelling in a bizarre way you've never done before is even more fun! If you want to make the most of your journey why not travel in style on some of these awesome, whacky and downright crazy ways to get around abroad!

Bristol Workmen Have Actually Managed To Misspell 'Bus'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK

At least if a bup should ever come along, it'll know where it needs to stop. Workmen have managed to misspell the word 'bus' during roadworks. "Bup...

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.

Half Of White Line Road Markings Need Replacing Immediately

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK

Around half of the white line road markings on major highways need replacing immediately or soon, according to a survey. Just 16% of markings on motor...

Cyclists 'Should Not Be Fined' For Pavement Riding At Dangerous Junctions

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Cyclists who mount the pavement at dangerous junctions should not be fined, a transport minister has advised police, saying £50 are handed out too re...

Down the Tubes - Ten Years of NFC

Daniel Lowther | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Tech
Daniel Lowther

Unfortunately, this future has failed to materialise. When I'm commuting home tonight, I'll pass by more than a handful of retailers. And, to the best of my knowledge, only one of them, a purveyor of ready-to-eat sarnies, accepts contactless cards.

La Vita Della Vespa: Five Life Lessons From Driving a Vespa in Italy

Michael St. Germain | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Michael St. Germain

When I decided to spend my first year of my master's program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Italy, I knew I wanted to live with a host family...

How Many People Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb At Heathrow?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK

How many people does it take to change a light bulb at Heathrow? The bright sparks who designed Heathrow's £4.3bn Terminal 5 aren't sure, because no ...

Automation of Services and People - Are You Kidding Me?

Danielle Lowe | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

A spring is certainly present in a lot of Londoners steps right now. They're pleased to hear that they can party all night and take multiple methods of transport home rather than dashing for the last tube or trying to find where that night bus goes from. However, there are so many issues with this idea.

London 2020 - How Can We Achieve Boris' Vision?

Mark Naysmith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Mark Naysmith

To test Boris's Vision, we applied our global expertise in environmental consultancy, development planning and transport modelling and asked, how can we actually achieve these aspirations?

Accessible Transport Is Good for Everyone

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Public transport is an essential part of the infrastructure of any civilised society and therefore if disabled people are to achieve full equality as contributing citizens, it is important that public transport is as accessible as it can be, and by this I do not just mean wheelchair access but also a whole range of features so that transport is accessible to a wide range of people with differing impairments.

Sustainability Today: Everyday Actions, Enduring Solutions

Michael St. Germain | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK
Michael St. Germain

"This project is never going to happen," was the first thing that the Johns Hopkins' parking manager told me. "Maybe it can be your graduate thesis...

SEIZED: One £400,000 Lamborghini

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

A £400,000 lurid orange Lamborghini has been seized by police during a crackdown on uninsured cars. The Lamborghini Aventador - which does 0-62mph...

The Dumbest Political Protest in History?

Nash Riggins | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nash Riggins

There are millions of ways a politician can shoot his or herself in the foot. Perhaps she gets too easily distracted, and fails to show up for hearings. Or maybe he abstains from key votes, and tweets crotch-shots to impressionable teens. Well, Labour's shadow transport minister, Jim Fiztpatrick, has taken political absurdity to new heights...

UK Automotive Industry Is Constructing a Comeback

Peter Rolton | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK
Peter Rolton

What do a Range Rover Sport, a double-decker bus, and a Jaguar F Type all have in common? The answer is surprisingly straightforward.

Emergency Landing In Dublin After Crew Smell Smoke

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

A Washington-bound transatlantic flight from Heathrow Airport has been forced to make an emergency landing in Dublin, after the crew smelled smoke. ...

Jessica Elgot

Ryanair Agrees To Refund Fare Of Dead Passenger | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

Ryanair has apologised for the "inappropriate and incorrect" letter it sent to a bereaved son, refusing a refund for the airfare for his now deceased ...

Jessica Elgot

Ryanair Refuse Refund For Dead Passenger | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

A bereaved son plans to strap a vase of his mother's ashes on a Ryanair flight to the Canary Islands, after the budget airline refused to offer a refu...

PICTURES: Full Steam Ahead For Historic Train

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK

A historic locomotive will mark a rail milestone on Saturday as it blasts up the East Coast Mainline at the fastest speed travelled by a steam train i...

What Your Car Says About You

Amanda Walters | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Walters

No, I'm not talking about Kit from Knight Rider here, but the car you drive does actually speak volumes about the kind of person you are. Your tastes, your interests, your profession, it seems strange but your car is almost as good at describing you as you are!