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LGA responds to RAC Foundation report on parking income

“Councils are on the side of motorists and shoppers when setting parking policies, which aim to make sure that there are spaces available for residents, high streets are kept vibrant and traffic is kept moving."

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LGA responds to electric charging point league table

Air pollution is a public health emergency and councils are increasingly focusing work on protecting their communities from the impact of harmful emissions.

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LGA responds to DfT backing for roads funding

“Councils are on the side of all road users, and are working hard to try and keep our roads safe and resilient, and despite significant funding pressures, are fixing a pothole every 17 seconds."

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LGA responds to the Campaign for Better Transport report on bus funding

“The findings of this report reinforce the need for ongoing investment in local bus services."

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LGA responds to announcement of green number plates consultation

“The introduction of green number plates could be a helpful tool for councils looking to encourage use of zero emission vehicles, which they can tailor and adapt according to their local area."

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LGA responds to RAC report on driver fines for idling engines

“Councils are playing a pivotal role in tackling air pollution to improve people’s health and quality of life, including working with schools to set up car free streets to prevent engine idling."

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LGA responds to funding for councils to improve air quality

“To further tackle air pollution, the Government needs to use the Queen’s Speech to give councils more powers, like the ability for them all to enforce moving traffic offences."

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New figures show bus journeys plummet again

The number of bus journeys has continued to fall and is at its lowest level in over a decade, new figures reveal today, with councils calling for a greater say over how services are run.

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Bus journeys fall by more than 300 million in five years

“The continuing decline in bus journeys emphasises the need to protect bus services and for councils to be able to invest in funding subsidised routes."

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LGA responds to Transport Committee's call to ban pavement parking across England

“Pavement parking and damaged pavements is one of the biggest complaints from pedestrians."