UK’s first county-wide model for predicting traffic flows and emissions is launched

The transport modelling experts, Aimsun, have led the delivery of a large-scale model of the county of Oxfordshire that will use real-time traffic simulation to reduce congestion and harmful, traffic-related emissions. Now running live, the model was delivered for the Network Emissions/Vehicle Flow Management Adjustment (NEVFMA) project, funded by Highways England and delivered in partnership […]

ERTICO launches virtual ITS European Congress

After the forced postponement of the ITS European Congress in Lisbon, organisers ERTICO – ITS Europe are planning a virtual event for November. The full statement from the organisers is: In this “post COVID” era, in which everything – including mobility – needs to readjust, ERTICO wants to ensure that debate about mobility of the […]

Traffic grows 20% but still no morning peak

This latest travel data report from the Transport Technology Forum suggests a 20 per cent increase in road traffic volumes in the week to 14th June, yet no return to the AM peak. Each week the TTF publishes a summary of data gathered from a range of local authorities across the country, providing an overview of how public behaviour […]

Researchers develop tool that identifies priority locations for cycleways

Researchers at the University of Leeds have developed a tool that can identify priority locations for new cycleways, ranking roads by their ‘cycling potential’ estimated using a Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT). The system then represents the estimated number of cycling trips along this road travelling to or from work or school assuming the Government’s […]

Leicester CC implements 20mph zones on 1,200 streets in the city

Leicester CC has included nearly 1,200 residential streets across Leicester in a wide-ranging road safety programme to create 20mph zones. The programme which began in 2011 has seen the speed-reduction work rolled out in communities across the city, and now includes 67 schemes comprising 254km of roads, which equates to around a quarter of the […]

GM’s boss promises company will make money from driverless division

The Chief Executive of General Motors says that the company will “unlock the value” of its autonomous subsidiary Cruise, “once it can deploy its technology”. The Detroit News quotes Barra in a Automotive Press Association webinar saying the deployment will be “quicker than most people think” based on the technology advancements she’s witnessed from the […]

Work begins on latest stretch of M62 smart motorway

Highways England has begun work on turning a stretch of the M62 between Manchester and Huddersfield into a smart motorway. The initial work between junctions 20 and 22 is to “toughen up” the hard shoulder so it can be used as a temporary lane when construction work begins next year. This will mean night closures […]

Northants shelves plans to turn speed cameras back on

Fixed speed cameras in Northamptonshire will not be turned back on, even though the county’s Chief Constable said only last month that they would be. The cameras were switched off in 2011, although left in place to deter speeding. Last month Nick Adderley told the BBC “they will be going back on.” However Police now […]


All the latest highways news direct to your inbox every week day

Subscribe now