Government confirms new cycle lane powers for councils

Local authorities are being given new tools to support cyclists to create what the Government calls “a greener and more resilient transport network”. From a week on Monday (22 June) Local authorities in England will have new powers to use CCTV to issue penalty charge notices to drivers who park or load illegally in mandatory cycle lanes, […]

Traffic hit post-lockdown peak last Tuesday, report suggests

The Transport Technology Forum’s latest Local Authority transport data weekly digest suggests that, up to 5 June, traffic flows last Tuesday were the highest since the beginning of lockdown. The report, canvassing traffic data across around 35 Local Authorities suggests traffic across the week 41% of the levels seen before the Coronavirus crisis hit, up […]

Highways England goes out to tender for Area 12

Highways England has opened the bidding process for the management of Area 12 part of the network in Yorkshire and the Humber region. The winning bidder will be required to provide all routine and response maintenance, incident response, severe weather services, as well as renewal and small scale improvement projects, on the Yorkshire and Humber […]

HE hails cycling policies

Highways England has announced the opening of new cycle paths and funding for the creation of cycle routes in the South East and South West of England. To mark National Bike Week the government-owned company enhancements to the cycle network have given more people a choice when considering alternatives to public transport when they need […]

Otonomo and Fiat working on increasing connected car data

The Israeli automotive data company Otonomo is teaming up with Fiat Chrysler Autos to get anonymous aggregated data from connected vehicles in Europe. The idea is to deliver new use cases such as advanced mapping, traffic management and planning as well as smart city applications. Overall the partnership is intended to reduce congestion and improve […]

Coventry City Council to trial mobility credits

Coventry City Council is to embark on a trial which aims to investigate how new technologies can be used to support people moving round the West Midlands in a more sustainable way. The trial is part of the West Midlands Future Transport Zone which aims to help reduce congestion, improve air quality and tackle climate […]

Airport planning project underway

A new European project into integrating passenger flow at airports begins today. The Integrated Multimodal Airport Operations for Efficient Passenger Flow Management project, IMHOTEP, has a goal that means travellers can reach their destination via the most efficient and sustainable combination of modes. Modelling company Aimsun will will develop and calibrate a modelling tool that […]

Next generational thinking is the way forward for future mobility, says CCAAR

Next generational thinking from new industry entrants and innovative academics will play a key role in developing future mobility, according to the Centre for Connected & Autonomous Automotive Research (CCAAR). CCAAR says that, on a global level, the automotive industry continues to face its most significant challenge yet; in establishing a new future offering which […]


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