TTF data confirms cycling-weather correlation

The latest Transport Technology Forum weekly digest of transport use suggests the increase in cycling since the Coronavirus crisis hit has begun to reduce, possibly due to changes in the weather. Data from a range of authorities indicates cycling volumes rose last week but they are down 20 percentage points from two weeks before, probably […]

A new era for safety as Highway Care announced exclusive UK distributor for SMA

Highway Care has agreed a deal to supply SMA Road Safety Ermes End Terminals and Leonidas family of Crash Cushions, plus its full range of road safety solutions across the UK, from today. Known for introducing innovative, highway safety solutions to the industry and Highway Care was the first to introduce a P4 End Terminal […]

North Yorkshire council reaffirms commitment to sustainable travel

Despite a disappointing allocation in the first phase of bidding for money from the Government’s emergency active travel fund to support walking and cycling as part of the national recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, North Yorkshire Council has said it is committed to delivering improved sustainable travel in the region. North Yorkshire has been allocated […]

Tarmac renews Wiltshire highways contract

Asphalt specialist Tarmac has renewed a major new highways contract with Wiltshire Council worth in the region of £25 million. The contract, which will run for five years, with the option of a two-year extension-subject to meeting a series of performance related targets-will see Tarmac continuing to deliver resurfacing work across the whole county, have […]

New regulations will allow trials of rental e-scooters from July 4th

New regulations allowing trials of rental e-scooters will come into force on Saturday 4 July 2020, reports the Department for Transport, with the public being able to test the benefits of e-scooters on roads, cycle lanes and tracks. The first trials are expected to begin the following week. Local authorities and devolved administrations hosting the […]

ITS experts look to post-Covid future

More choice over transport modes and payment, the end of the morning and afternoon peaks and people enjoying travelling again could be the benefits of changes due to the Coronavirus crisis. Watch it here. The final ITS (UK) webinar on the subject – for now – brought together three previous panellists to reflect on how […]

TfN welcomes infrastructure investment but ask for northern pipeline

Transport for the North has welcomed the Prime Minister’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ plan made yesterday but has called for the government to commit to a Northern Infrastructure Pipeline again. Barry White, Transport for the North Chief Executive, said: “The Prime Minister’s continuing commitment to ‘levelling up’ across the country is good news for our region and […]

Regions will benefit from Prime Minister’s new transport funding boost

Regions across the will benefit from the £100 million announced for a range of road schemes and projects right across the country which will reignite local economies and connect communities, says the Department for Transport (DfT) Twenty-nine projects, ranging from fixing deteriorating roads and flood mitigation measures, through to repairing bridges that are part of […]

FLIR introduces touch-free sensors to reduce virus spread

The sensing solutions company FLIR has introduced sensors to trigger pedestrian crossings, meaning people don’t need to touch a button anymore. The company says this reduces the risk of virus transmission, clearly a major issue around Coronavirus, and reduces the risk of large crowds breaking social distancing regulations. “Pedestrian crossings usually have physical push-buttons to […]

Connected cars “could adapt based on driver’s health”

One of the world’s leading experts on connected cars is suggesting that vehicles may adapt based on how tired the driver is, or even stop if they detect ill health. Forbes.com says Harman X executive Tim VanGoethem believes cars are “morphing” into the largest device we own, mirroring how we use smartwatches, phones and computers. […]

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