Birmingham’s World Congress bid 2024 through to next stage

Birmingham’s bid to host the 2024 ITS World Congress has taken a step forward with the bid committee being invited to interview by organisers ERTICO – ITS Europe. “We are delighted to announce that the West Midlands bid to host the ITS World Congress in 2024 has taken a step forward,” says a statement posted […]

City of Edinburgh Council launches mapping tool to help active travel changes

The City of Edinburgh Council, working with Sustrans, has launched an online platform for people to share suggestions on walking and cycling routes around the city. Its Commonplace mapping tool has been designed for public input to assess the best routes for maintaining physical distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. The tool allows residents to highlight […]

Work to start on M181 junction project in North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire Council has reported that work is due to start on a £4.5m highway scheme that will open up the opportunity for employment and housing growth whilst easing congestion on the road network in North Lincolnshire. Work will start in June to create a new junction on the M181 that unlocks 60 acres of […]

Councils could be given new powers to fine motorists

The Government is considering giving local councils new powers to help improve roads for both cyclists and pedestrians. The new rules would see drivers who are caught in cycle lanes or box junctions facing automatic civil penalties which are currently enforced by police. The money generated from these fines would then go on to fund […]

More road police required to reduce motoring offences

A reduction in the amount of road policing over the last decade has contributed to a rise in motoring offences, according to a new report by the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS). The report, Roads policing and its contribution to road safety, produced after a grant from the GEM Motoring Assist Road Safety […]

Case study highlights bus lane enforcement in Lancashire

The challenge was set by Lancashire County Council to standardise a single multi- purpose platform for the enforcement of bus lanes throughout the county as part of a commitment to improve travel for people using public transport while also providing additional traffic management support. The solution turned out to be a digital video platform from […]

Research body launches second AI competition

An independent and global machine-learning research institute established by HERE Technologies has launched its second annual Traffic4Cast competition. The Institute for Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence (IARAI) wants the AI community to analyse the datasets in ten cities and create algorithms that predict future traffic flows. Submissions for this year’s competition are due by October […]


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