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  • Banning bikes from Oxford Street is a disaster for London cyclingPlans to pedestrianise one of the capital's busiest cycling roads send the troubling message that cyclists and pedestrians can’t co-exist in an 80ft-wide streetSadiq Khan's proposal to ban cyclists from Oxford Street, published on Monday, is an unqualified disaster for cycling in London, perhaps the single biggest blow it has suffered in years.

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  • EU firms set to abandon British suppliers post BrexitA CIPS survey has found nearly two thirds of EU businesses expect to move some of their supply chains out of the UK because of Brexit.  The survey of 1,118 supply chain managers in the UK and mainland Europe found that the number of EU firms planning to shift part of their supply chain out of Britain had risen from 44% in May to 63%. It also found that 40% of UK businesses were taking similar steps and looking to replace EU suppliers with British ones, up from 31% in May. The survey said the shift comes as Brexit negotiations appear to be deadlocked, with half of UK businesses saying t...
  • HS2 reveals bidders in race for £2.75 billion trains contract Operating at speeds of up to 225mph (360kph), the new fleet will deliver unparalleled levels of reliability, speed and comfort as well as providing much-needed extra capacity between the UK’s major cities and giving a boost to high tech skills and expertise in the UK. The shortlisted bidders are: Alstom Transport; Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd; Hitachi Rail Europe; Patentes Talgo S.L.U and Siemens PLC. They will all be invited to tender for the contracts, which will cover the design, build and maintenance of at least 54 trains coming into service from 2026. Following on from the o...
  • Sustainable road freight transport systems: Convergence of research and practiceOn Thursday 30th November and Friday 1st December, The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (CSRF) will be holding the 4th International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight in Cambridge.   Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from road freight transport represents a significant challenge with multiple technical, operational and political aspects. Designing, testing and implementation of effective interventions (managerial or technical), and appropriate policy measures need multi-disciplinary, multi-country research. The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight would like to invite academ...

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