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Holborn Tube to trial standing-only escalators for second time

A standing-only trial on escalators at a London Underground station is to be extended after an initial test resulted in improved passenger flow. During a three-week experiment in November visitors to Holborn station were asked not to walk on escalators between 08:30 and 09:30 GMT. Queuing was reduced and 30% more people used the escalators […]

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Kings Cross—London’s Changing Landscape in Microcosm

If you want to see how London has changed, come to Kings Cross. The central London neighborhood, where The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies are hosting the CityLab 2015 conference October 18-20, is an almost perfect barometer of the radical changes Britain’s capital has seen over the past two decades. Source: http://www.citylab.com/politics/2015/10/kings-crosslondons-changing-landscape-in-microcosm/410668/?utm_source=SFTwitter

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Towards New Urban Mobility – The case of London and Berlin

The study demonstrates how London and Berlin have both seen a pronounced trend towards new urban mobility with considerable increases in walking, cycling, public and shared transport, as well as substantial reductions in car use and ownership. It reveals that less than one in six residents in each city display a strong identification with car […]

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Norman Foster unveils plans for elevated ‘SkyCycle’ bike routes in London

Gliding through the air on a bike might so far be confined to the fantasy realms of singing nannies and aliens in baskets, but riding over rooftops could one day form part of your regular commute to work, if Norman Foster has his way. Read the full article: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/jan/02/norman-foster-skycycle-elevated-bike-routes-london

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European City Ranking | Best practices for clean air

A wide range of measures can be taken to improve air quality. We have selected nine categories of measures based on their potential to reduce particulate matter (PM10), which is a pollutant regulated under EU law, meaning that its concentrations are closely monitored and that the commitment to reduce these is a major motivation behind […]

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UK Airports Commission Rules Out Thames Estuary Airport Plans

The Airports Commission, the independent group charged with planning the future of theLondon ‘s airport infrastructure, has finally ruled out an ambitious plan for a major airport in the Thames Estuary designed by Foster + Partners and supported by London Mayor Boris Johnson. Chairman of the Airports Commission Sir Howard Davies said the proposal had […]

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