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Pavement parking: councils call for ban in London to be rolled out across the country

Laws allowing local authorities to ban pavement parking in London should be rolled out across the country to crack down on inconsiderate motorists endangering lives, councils say.


LGA: road funding spending drop could have paid for 8 million pothole repairs

“It is not right that the Government spends 43 times per mile more on maintaining our national roads – which make up just 3 per cent of all roads – than on local roads, which are controlled by councils and make up 97 per cent of England’s road network."


LGA: Nearly half of all bus routes under threat because of funding cuts to local government

"Councils in England face an overall funding gap that is expected to exceed £5 billion 2020. Faced with ongoing and significant funding pressures, the LGA said councils will struggle to maintain current subsidies for bus routes across the country."


LGA: clean, connected and in-control: what tomorrow’s transport technology could mean for councils

"It is the job of councils to plan the future shape of our towns and cities and we hope this guide will serve as a useful primer to get local politicians and senior officers thinking about the impact on their area.”


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."


LGA responds to transport committee report on roads funding

Local Government Association’s Transport spokesman, Cllr Martin Tett, responds to a report by the Transport Select Committee on local roads funding and maintenance.

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LGA responds to transport committee report on bus services

Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman for the LGA responds to a Transport Select Committee report on bus services in England outside London.


LGA responds to the launch of the National Infrastructure Assessment

Cllr Martin Tett, the LGA’s Transport spokesman, responds to the launch of the National Infrastructure Assessment.


LGA responds to taxi licensing report

"Councils have long-called for existing outdated taxi laws to be updated and strengthened so we are pleased that many of our recommendations have been supported in this report."


LGA responds to Taxi Licensing Bill being talked out

“It’s long past time for a taxi licensing regime fit for the 21st Century. We urge the Government to look at ways in which legislation can be updated, to support councils in their efforts to keep residents as safe as possible.”