Sir Robert McAlpine M6 team celebrates eight years without a RIDDOR

The Sir Robert McAlpine M6 team is celebrating eight years without a RIDDOR, after news it was achieved in May. The M6 scheme involves the routine operation and maintenance of 90km of the M6 from Millbank to Carlisle. Project Manager Trish Turner said: “Our belief in safety is at the forefront of everything we do, […]

Highways England and Dorset work together on coastal route project

Highways England has been working with Dorset Council to improve cycle and footpaths as well as upgrade crossing on a coastal route in the county. Highways England has spent £675,000 on a Dorset Council scheme to create safety benefits on both the A35 and Sea Road South in Bridport. A new, unsegregated footway and cycleway […]

Hamburg congress launches Young Mobility Community

The organisers of next year’s ITS World Congress in Hamburg have launched a new initiative to motivate young people to get involved. They say young people increasingly focus on the effects of traffic on society and the environment. The ITS World Congress wants to present all aspects of mobility and make them understandable. Organisers say […]

Manchester City Council finalises bid for active travel fund money

Manchester City Council has finalised a package of bids totalling around £600,000 to the Department for Transport’s Emergency Active Travel Fund. The mix of bids does now include a plan to temporarily create pedestrian and cycle-only zones at Stevenson Square in the city centre’s Northern Quarter and on Ducie Street, from London Road to Dale Street. […]

Businesses urged to consider transport use as they return to work

The business group London First is urging its members to think carefully how its staff get to and from work as they return after months of Coronavirus restrictions. Writing in City AM, Chief Executive Jasmine Whitbread says the group has met to map out solutions to support a “business-led recovery.” In a wide-ranging column she […]

Ford and VW team up on future vehicle tech

Carmakers Ford and Volkswagen have signed agreements to expand their global alliance on a range of technology including electric and autonomous vehicles. The companies think the alliance will “enhance ownership experiences” for current and future customers by “more rapidly innovating vehicle offerings, incorporating relevant new technologies, delivering better utility and offering more model choices”. In […]

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