Northern Ireland to appoint walking and cycling champion

Infrastructure Northern Ireland is set to increase the percentage of journeys made by walking and cycling by appointing a cycling and walking champion. Northern Ireland Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon told a Government assembly this week in Stormont that: “Our champion will ensure we deliver our commitment to increase the percentage of journeys made by walking and […]

Gaist’s mission to reduce carbon to meet local authority needs

Local highway authorities can undertake detailed, video road condition surveys safe in the knowledge that the carbon emissions are now being offset. This meets the current needs of all councils’ current aim to reduce emissions used across their assets and the services they deliver. Local authorities are increasingly involved in defining and implementing policies to […]

More information needed before decision on A303 Stonehenge project

More information is needed by the Department of Transport before the final decision is made on the A303 Stonehenge project in Wiltshire. There are plans in place for a two-mile tunnel and flyover near the iconic landmark, with a final decision now being delayed until July. Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, has written […]

HS2 on the search for main track suppliers

HS2 is to look for new suppliers for its high speed track. The contracts will be split into four lots worth a total of £1.95 billion, following the Government’s recent decision to issue notice to proceed to HS2 main contractors. HS2 Ltd’s Procurement & Commercial director David Poole said: “Rail systems are some of the […]

Ford to share autonomous vehicle data to help development

Car manufacturer Ford is to release a ‘comprehensive self-driving vehicle data’ to researchers in an attempt to promote further research and development of autonomous driving technology, according to its Autonomous Vehicle Manager, Tony Lockwood. Announced via a blogpost by Mr Lockwood, the package includes data from multiple test vehicles operating in Detroit in the US […]

Think tank suggests raising peak time fares

Public transport operators are being advised to increase rush hour fares in order to encourage people to spread out their commutes. The Institute of Fiscal Studies has written a paper “getting people back into work” which looks at dealing with social distancing issues as restrictions are eased on people’s ability to travel. It says we […]

Cheshire East Council agrees its first environment strategy

Cheshire East Council has agreed its first ever environment strategy that will include measures to increase sustainable and active travel as well as focus on air quality improvements. At a council meeting last year, elected members noted the UK declaration of a climate emergency and unanimously approved a notice of motion that requested a Cheshire […]


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