Government sets up Net Zero Transport Board to help shape decarbonisation plans

The Government has set up a Net Zero Transport Board with industry leaders who met for the first time yesterday with the aim of creating a ‘joined up’ approach to tackling transport decarbonisation alongside the launch of public consultation. The new board of ‘high-profile expert stakeholders’ will help guide and shape the Government’s transport decarbonisation […]

Return of the morning peak? TTF digest suggests big rise in 8-9am traffic

Latest data collated by the Transport Technology Forum suggests that traffic levels at morning rush hour grew significantly in the week beginning 29 June compared to weeks before. Furthermore, observed hourly traffic levels were at their highest level since lockdown for 23 out of the 24 hours in the day. The report says that, although […]

New air and noise study will help shape the city of Oxford’s future environmental approach

Researchers at the University of Birmingham and University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science have secured £207,000 funding from the Natural Environment Research Council to investigate the impacts of COVID-19 related public health measures upon air and noise quality in Oxford. A recent report commissioned by Oxford City Council and undertaken by Ricardo Energy & […]

Cheshire West and Chester launches consultation on its highways service

Cheshire West and Chester Council has launched an eight-week public consultation to help shape the future priorities of its highways service. It wants to discover what residents think is most important to them as it tries to balance response times, service standards, its current corporate priorities and the budgetary pressures facing its highways delivery. Cheshire […]

New model to assess transport schemes in West Yorkshire to be discussed

A new approach to enabling transport projects in West Yorkshire to move forward is to be discussed this week by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The Bradford Strategic Transport Model is a £700,000 scheme that will be used to plot future works to the District’s infrastructure. The model will be used to develop and appraise […]

Highways England and Loughborough Uni in AV research project

Loughborough University scientists are to work with Highways England in a £1 million project aimed at ensuring the country’s motorways can accommodate connected and autonomous vehicles vehicles. Researchers will look at operations at roadworks, lane changing, junction manoeuvres and lane markings to understand the challenges CAVs may face. The project, named CAVIAR (Connected and Autonomous […]

British Gas goes electric

British Gas has ordered a thousand all-electric Vivaro-e vans from Vauxhall in what’s said to be the largest commercial battery electric vehicle ever in the UK. The vans will arrive over the next 12 months and be rolled out nationwide across the British Gas engineer workforce. Centrica, owner of British Gas, has committed to electrifying […]

West Mids offers organisations free bike parking

Transport for West Midlands has launched Cycle Parking for Organisations supported by Park That Bike scheme to help organisations across the region with free cycle parking. The scheme aims to encourage more cycling and people to use their bikes to get around by offering to deliver free bike racks to up to 100 businesses, health establishments and community organisations. Applicants […]

Permanent re-shaping of transport system will help aid UK recovery

Permanent re-shaping of the transport network based on active travel, public and shared transport should be the focus for local authorities in the long-term as well if the Government wants to drive a transport-led recovery, according to the Campaign for Better Transport. The organisation’s new report, Covid-19 Recovery Renewing the transport system, calls for a […]


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