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LGTAG supporting Highways UK 2020

LGTAG supporting Highways UK 2020

We are again delighted to be supporting this year’s Highways UK On Line which will be a 5 day festival from 2nd to 6th November. It has the usual array of great speakers and is a brave and exciting (hopefully temporary) move to a digital platform. Friday the 6th will be the local authorities hub day with particular interest and input from LGTAG.  Please click here. to see the agenda and to book your free space.

Active Travel schemes “show and tell” – September 3rd 2020

Active Travel schemes “show and tell” – September 3rd 2020

The London Strategic Transport Forum (LoTAG 1) chaired by Mark Frost held a well attended “show and tell” session on Thursday 3rd September 2020. This enabled officers across London’s boroughs to hear about the practical issues arising in the wave of quick emergency active travel schemes being implemented across London.  Three authorities provided case studies. The slides downloadable below give information on examples in LB Lambeth and LB Hounslow.

LB Hounslow

Hounslow-LTN-Show-and-Tell-2020.pdf (2 downloads)

LB Lambeth

Lambeth_Managing-Streets-2020.pdf (2 downloads)

LB Lewisham

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LGTAG response to Comprehensive Spending Review consultation 2020

LGTAG response to Comprehensive Spending Review consultation 2020

LGTAG have recently submitted a response to the Chancellor’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) consultation.  As might be expected we had plenty of issues relating to our members’ areas of responsibility to raise.  We draw attention to the following themes as priorities for expenditure:

  1. Actual delivery of ‘net zero carbon emissions by 2050’ or preferably earlier by all methods likely to have immediate effect
  2. Investing in infrastructure to reduce disruption and associated costs and ensure public and private enterprise can continue to provide economic gain in times of crises including the effects of global warming/heating.
  3. Ensuring we stop the dis-investment in infrastructure by proper maintenance of all our infrastructure
  4. ‘maximising productivity’ by reducing overheads in unnecessary/undesirable administrative overheads.
  5. Reduce pollution of particulates and noxious gases
  6. Providing support for healthy lives including exercise and reduction of obesity

You can download the full response below.

LGTAG-Representation-on-Government-Comprehensive-Spending-Review-17-9-2020.pdf (6 downloads)

Colin Mann – National Secretary – LGTAG – Secretary&lgtag.com / 07484191623

PTRC – Autumn Professional Development 2020

PTRC – Autumn Professional Development 2020

As the days draw in with winter approaching there are more valuable training and development opportunities this Autumn from our partners over at PTRC.  Many LGTAG members can receive discounts on the cost.

  1. Heading the list the long established 20 week PTRC lecture series on “The Principles of Traffic and Transport” returns online from October 1st.    More details available on their website here.

2. A wide range of other individual sessions are also running as listed below with links to more detail


    14 October 2020

    Business Engagement and Travel Planninghttps://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4337
    16 October 2020Cycling Infrastructure Designhttps://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4338
    21-22 October 2020Public Inquiries and Appealshttps://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4339
    04 November 2020Successful Planning Applicationshttps://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4364
    10 November 2020Scenario Planning for Transport Plannershttps://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4342
    12 November 2020Construction Management Planshttps://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4343
    17 November 2020Project Managementhttps://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4344
    25 November 2020Traffic Surveys 
    25 – 26 November 2020Advanced Road Safetyhttps://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4362
    24 November 2020School Travel Planshttps://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4345
    02 December 2020Equality Act for Transport Plannershttps://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4346

Fireside chats with CILT / PTRC 16 & 23 July

Fireside chats with CILT / PTRC 16 & 23 July

Another couple of events that may interest our LGTAG members.

PTRC and CILT have two exciting Fireside Chats coming up in the next few weeks!

Both events are free to attend.

**What have the roads ever done for us, and what would we like them to do from now on?**

Thursday 16 July 2020
16:00 – 17:30 BST
[Free Booking Available here] (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ptrc-fireside-chat-what-have-the-roads-ever-done-for-us-tickets-110251142134)

**Freight and Logistics: Post Covid-19 & zero carbon – unpacking the 6 ‘C’s**

Thursday 23 July 2020
16:00 – 17:30 BST
[Free Booking Available Here] (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/freight-and-logistics-post-covid-19-zero-carbon-unpacking-the-6-cs-tickets-110961494818)

The previous two events in the series were a great success with over 3700 views.  [They can be seen here.](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDP28MZ2Wl8YxfBe241q5X8EoT2AH269q)

Highway inspections webinar – LCRIG / GAIST – 16 July 2020

Highway inspections webinar – LCRIG / GAIST – 16 July 2020

Our LGTAG members at GAIST are holding an event with our LCRIG partners that may well interest a wider section of our membership. Details below


Highways safety inspections are a statutory obligation for councils. Vital for keeping roads safe, they also provide authorities with critical evidence necessary for defending against claims.

However, these inspections consume much time and resource. Typically carried out by a slow-moving vehicle, or on foot, some routes may also require traffic management with its associated costs and disruption.  Due to the huge success of their first webinar, hosted by Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG),  Gaist will be holding a further session to unveil their modern solution that addresses many of the challenges you face in conducting your highways safety inspection.

Gaist would like to invite you to find out more about the new product SafetyView and how it can help you introduce significant cost and time efficiencies – enabling you to manage your safety inspections in a way never seen before.

Please click here to register for this webinar which will be taking place at 11am on Thursday 16th July.

Professional Training with PTRC – June and July 2020

Professional Training with PTRC – June and July 2020

Upcoming Online Learning Courses with PTRC – June / July 2020

PTRC have moved all their courses online to help you keep up with your CPD hours remotely! Courses will be delivered via face-to-face format with their trainers and where all course work, workshops and interactivity is as delivered in a classroom, allowing for the same level of learning!

24-25 June      Transport Modelling for Non-Modellers https://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4114

30 June            Traffic Orders – Principles and Good Practice https://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4117

2 July               Essential Legislation for Transport Planners https://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4091

7 July               Successful Planning Applications https://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4090

8+15 July        Public Inquiries and Appeals https://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4112

9 July               Urban Logistics https://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4250

14 July             Bid Writing https://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4244

15-16 July       Transport Planning for Non-Modellers https://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4114

20-21 July       Cycling for Transport https://www.ptrc-training.co.uk/Events/Event-Details/dateid/4092

To register, please click on the hyperlinks above, visit the PTRC website www.ptrc-training.co.uk, or contact a member of the PTRC Events team at [email protected].

Current fees per person for the one-day are £365 and for the two-day of £525 but we are please to advise that PTRC have kindly agreed to offer discount to some LGTAG members. Please enquire for more details on that member benefit.

LGA Webinar – Decarbonising Transport- Thursday 18 June 2020 from 1030 to 1145

LGA Webinar – Decarbonising Transport- Thursday 18 June 2020 from 1030 to 1145

LGTAG are pleased to advertise a webinar being hosted by our friends over at the Local Government Association. More details below.

The LGA is running a webinar on 18th June on Decarbonising transport after the COVID-19 crisis for LGA member councils. With expert speakers from University of Leeds, Sustrans and Department for Transport, this webinar is an opportunity to discuss the profound effect on travel patterns from the COVID crisis, and to discuss the future of private and active travel, public transport and councils’ ambitions for decarbonisation of the country’s transport sector. The webinar will be chaired by Councillor David Renard, Chair of the LGA’s Economy, Environment, Housing and Transport Board. Please go to the LGA website event page for further information and to book your place.


Colin Mann

National Secretary LGTAG



LGTAG responds to Future Mobility and e-scooter trials consultations

LGTAG responds to Future Mobility and e-scooter trials consultations

The group have responded to the DfT’s invitation to provide views on

  1. proposed trial locations for legal use of e-scooters.
  2. the Future Mobility consultation e-scooter component

Our responses, led by Alan Tilly on behalf of Dominic Proud’s Strategic Transport Board, are downloadable below.

Response to e-scooter trial consultation

LGTAG-DfT-escooter-trials-consultation-response-2nd-June-2020.pdf (14 downloads)


Response to e-scooter Future Mobility consultation

Future-of-Transport-Regulatory-Review-Local-Government-Techincal-Advisors-Group-response.pdf (11 downloads)


Colin Mann – National Secretary – [email protected]

Covid-19 update – LGTAG collaboration secures Government position on highway works

Covid-19 update – LGTAG collaboration secures Government position on highway works

Following extensive and close working with DfT and across the Highways Sector, including the IHE, RSTA and LCRIG, and partners in ADEPT and CIHT, the attached letter from Baroness Vere is to be welcomed by the entire Highways sector.

John Lamb, Immediate Past President of LGTAG said ‘by working across Counties, Metropolitan and Unitary Councils a clear message has been heard by colleagues in the DfT.  At times we are having to ‘run to standstill’ and whilst this can never be described as ‘business as usual’ it is clear that where we can provide appropriate safe distancing there is every expectation that Councils, contractors and their supply chains deliver the best highways service they can across planned, preventative and reactive maintenance.

More details on safe social distancing can be found at CIHT and calls for a recovery plan for the sector at Highways.

Baroness-Vere240420-highways-Covid-19.pdf (32 downloads)

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