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LGA responds to Local Transport Fund announcement

“This funding will help local leaders improve connectivity in more parts of the country."

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Pavement parking powers needed now, councils urge

Powers to ban pavement parking need to be extended to all areas across England to save lives and make our streets safer, according to a new report by the LGA.

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Councils need ‘greater certainty’ around funding – LGA on PAC Active Travel report

“Councils share the Government’s ambition to increase cycling and walking rates and echo the Committee’s call for councils to have greater certainty around funding to reduce carbon and other harmful emissions from transport."

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LGA: Don’t take transport powers away from councils

It is councils - who know their communities best - that should be trusted to make local transport decisions not Whitehall.

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End ‘spiral of decline’ of bus services by handing control to councils

By providing councils with new franchising powers they would be able to keep fares down, increase the number of local bus routes and make buses more attractive for everyone to use.

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Pothole repair funding in UK has reduced more than majority of other OECD nations – LGA analysis

Spending on local road repairs in the UK has been reduced by more than nearly all other OECD countries in almost two decades, new Local Government Association analysis reveals today.

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‘Councils best placed to make decisions with communities’ – LGA on Low Traffic Neighbourhoods review

“Councils are on the side of all road users and residents, and are working hard to tackle congestion, make our air cleaner and improve the quality of life in their communities.  We want to work with government to achieve this."

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Future of local buses at risk as councils face £450 million bill to prop up national free bus pass scheme – new LGA analysis

Councils have said the way the concessionary travel scheme is funded by Whitehall is unfit for purpose and prevents councils from investing in more reliable bus services.

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LGA responds to Age UK survey on digital exclusion

Ensuring local services are as accessible as possible to everyone in their communities is important to councils

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LGA responds to Brake report into school road safety

Councils have introduced traffic calming measures including speed restrictions, School Streets, enforcement cameras and crossing patrols to ensure those walking and cycling to schools can do so safely.

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