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CarTube is a fantastic idea for London traffic

CarTube would transport people faster than trains while allowing city to expand greenbelts. Continue reading CarTube is a fantastic idea for London traffic CarTube is a fantastic idea for London traffic originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

First major work completed for London's new super sewer

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A year after it first got under way, the first major work for London's Thames Tideway Tunnel "super sewer" project has been completed. A replacement pier at Blackfriars will provide continued access to river transport during work toShow More Summary

All single-decker buses in London will now be emissions free

The buses will be powered by hydrogen fuel cells instead of gas Good news for environmentalists and public transportation advocates: London mayor Sadiq Khan announced today that single-decker buses in the English capital will be emissions-free, beginning, well, right away. Show More Summary

Why some Uber drivers are desperate to be 'employees,' and others are dead against it

LONDON — Uber is battling for its future in London. In October 2016, an employment tribunal ruled the Californian transport company's drivers are workers, not self-employed contractors — and eligible for benefits like the minimum wage, sick pay, rest breaks, and holiday break. Uber strongly disputes the ruling, and is preparing to appeal. Show More Summary

Operation Clearway Makes London Pavements Safer for Pedestrians

As part of London Mayor Sadiq Khan's commitment to making it easier and more enjoyable to walk around London, Transport for London (TfL) has successfully prosecuted Tooting business, JR Halal Butchers, for risking public safety by blocking the pavement.

Proposed Changes to TfL Bus Routes to Improve Reliability and Reduce Congestion

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a consultation on proposed changes to 23 central London bus routes to better match bus services with demand from passengers.

Shadow Minister for Labour Jack Dromey attacks Uber for its 'disreputable' business model

LONDON — In late October, a London employment tribunal made a ruling that could affect half a million Brits' employment status. In a test case involving two London drivers for Californian transportation company Uber, the tribunal ruled...Show More Summary

TfL thinks tracking passenger phones will improve the Tube

The London Underground welcomes 1.34 billion passengers each year, many of whom have their own unique routes of travel. Transport for London wants to know more about these movements to improve the safety, reliability and management of the Tube network, so it's conducting a four-week trial that will track people as they move between stations using their mobile phone.

TfL Awards 34 London Schools Top Marks for Promoting Active and Safe Travel

Transport for London (TfL) recently gave top awards to 34 London schools for championing active and safe travel on the journey to school, as part of its STARS (Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe) schools program.

Priorities for energy security in the UK

Conference: 9 Mar 2017, London, United Kingdom. Organized by Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum.

Famous Voices Partner with TfL for London Poppy Day

Transport for London (TfL) has once again joined forces with The Royal British Legion and a host of celebrities to support London Poppy Day - the largest and most ambitious one-day street collecting event of its kind.

TfL Trials New Digital Bus Stop Display Sign

Transport for London (TfL) is trialling a new battery-powered bus stop display screen which will for the first time provide real time travel information on other bus services as well as its own.

High alert for London transport after suspected bomb found

Police destroy "suspected viable Improvised Explosive Device" found on subway train, arrest young man allegedly behind it

London's Uber drivers must now pass an English exam

After many months of proposals and legal challenges, Transport for London (TfL) has finally imposed a new rule requiring private hire drivers, including those from Uber, to meet an English-language requirement before they can hit the city's streets. Show More Summary

London wants Uber drivers to prove they can speak English

Black cabs have been a staple of London’s transportation system for decades. That said, the city’s regulators aren’t the biggest fan of Uber, which often offers lower prices and added convenience. London’s transportation regulation agency (the TfL, Transportation for London) is imposing new rules that would require all private hire drivers to take an English… Read More

Collector's indictment shows just how easy it was for art to be transported to places it shouldn't be

2 months agoArts : ARCAblog

In April of this year luxury real-estate developer and fine arts collector Michael Shvo, based in New York City with offices in New York, London, and Dubai blessed the pages of the Wall Street Journal as one of New York's savvy young developers with more than $4bn (£2.84bn) worth of luxury projects in development. Show More Summary

London studio simplifies shelter for disaster relief

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Disaster relief shelters need to be cost-effective, easy to transport and quick to construct, which explains why many, including Ikea's, use a flat-pack design. Showing just what's possible in this format, the Duffy Shelter can be constructed...Show More Summary

Rolling Landscape: Driverless Geodesic Garden Hits the Streets of London

As robotic cars take to the streets, designers are beginning to see possibilities for urban mobility that go beyond human and cargo transport. What if plants, for instance, could be moved around automatically, seeking out sun, filtering dirty air and providing fresh greens within cities? Inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes and Operating Manual for Spaceship …

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