Covid-19 Safe Start-communication is crucial to keep our cities moving

By Adam Graham, Chief Product Officer, Elgin Local authorities have a critical role to play in enabling the safe return to a more normal way of life for millions as Covid-19 lockdown measures continue to relax. The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued a radical set of guidelines for local authorities to follow as the […]

CPC appoints new chair

The Connected Places Catapult has appointed urban expert Professor Greg Clark CBE as its new chair. The author and adviser has had a varied career working with the OECD, World Bank, London Docklands Development Corporation and in the office of the Deputy Prime Minister. He has advised a large number of major cities about their […]

Oxfordshire to make urgent progress on cycling and walking schemes

Oxfordshire CC is the latest local authority to launch plans on urgent cycling and walking schemes, that will see it spend £600,000 over the next eight week to help safe travel and social distancing. These fast-track plans are the first part of a wider £2.9m of funding to be awarded to Oxfordshire County Council by […]

Manchester rules out temporary cycle lanes

It looks like Manchester has decided against the installation of temporary cycle lanes to cope with the extra demand on road space during restrictions on travelling on public transport. A member of the public tweeted the city council asking, “When can we expect the pop up protected cycle lanes to be install please? All the […]

Cyberattacks on cars double in a year

A new report into the cyber security of connected cars suggests that the number of attacks on vehicles doubled in the year to 2019, and were up seven-fold compared with 2016. The research by U Switch suggests that two-thirds of new cars are now connected, with all cars expected to be online by 2026. It […]

Cycle lane legislation supported by Videalert solution

A video analytics solution has been approved to enforce mandatory cycle lanes when legislation allows the technological enforcement later in June. Videalert is also the only company able to provide its own suite of attended, unattended and Mobile Vehicle CCTV enforcement solutions using the same intelligent digital video software platform. Existing Videalert clients can add […]

M4 upgrade project reaches half way stage

Highways England has reported good progress with the M4 upgrade, with the project mow reaching the halfway stage. Creating extra lanes on the M4 has meant replacing 11 bridges over the M4 so they are wide enough to fit the upgraded motorway, which, when finished, will add vital extra capacity and improve journeys. The installation […]

PFI projects could return to the public sector in a ‘unsatisfactory condition’

The complexity of managing the end of PFIs could cost public sector bodies could more time and resources as those contracts could return in a ‘unsatisfactory condition’, according to a new report by the National Audit Office (NA0). The report, Managing PFI assets and service as contracts end, says public sector bodies risk underestimating the time, […]


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