Scots walked more short journeys last year

A greater proportion of short journeys under two miles were made on foot in Scotland last year, according to a survey of the country’s transport and travel habits The Transport Scotland statisticians released yesterday from the Scottish Household Survey 2019, includes statistics about the journeys people make and how they travel. The survey found that […]

Congleton Link Road making ‘great progress’, says contractor

Contractor Graham has reported good process with the construction of the first phase of the Congleton Link Road. Graham has implemented a five-phase, sequenced programme of works, split into five mainline zones in order to meet the agreed sectional completion dates. Despite recent challenges associated with COVID-19, and inclement weather conditions, ‘great progress’ has been […]

BANES deploys Videalert electric mobile enforcement vehicle

Bath and North East Somerset Council is extending its Videalert CCTV enforcement platform by deploying a new electric mobile enforcement vehicle. The multi-tasking vehicle will be used to enforce a wide range of civil traffic contraventions including digital resident parking permit zones, keep clears outside schools, bus stops and bus lanes. It will also help […]

Ebbsfleet International could be used for customs checks post Brexit

Plans are being drawn up to check lorries on land at Ebbsfleet International Eurostar station in the event of a no-deal Brexit. KentOnline reports that HMRC – which deals with customs checks – has been seeking to use the railway land, which is located between Dartford and Gravesend, if the UK leaves the European Union […]

Driverless deliveries “could boost trust in the technology”

An autonomous vehicles expert is predicting that the increase in deliveries made by pods will help the travelling public get used to the idea riding in driverless vehicles themselves in the future. Matthew Lipka, head of policy at robotics company Nuro says an approachable-looking vehicle that delivers a pizza to someone’s curb would leave a […]

More funding is needed to help prevent bridge strikes, says Coeval MD

More funding is needed specifically to address the problems of bridge strikes on the network, allowing road and rail operators access to the latest technology and to increase awareness. Bridge strikes could be prevented if drivers of over-height vehicles such as buses and lorries were to have access to real-time information on bridge heights on […]

One of London’s busiest roads gets a revamp to help aid sustainable travel

One of London’s busiest roads is benefiting from the construction of a range of sustainable transport improvements. Work on Gray’s Inn Road is due to start next week with changes that form part of a borough-wide cycle network that aims to make it easier and safer for more people to cycle and walk in Camden. […]

HS2 looks to AI to help cut carbon emissions

A number of HS2 construction sites are trialling a new carbon and cost estimating solution which uses Artificial Intelligence (AI). Using the AI tool, the building information model (BIM) processes are automated, allowing different design options to be simulated using different types and quantities of construction materials. This means carbon emissions and environmental impacts of construction […]

Manchester property company and TfGM join forces on active travel hub project

A Manchester property company is being supported by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) in launching a new city-wide active travel initiative which will encourage people to return to the workplace safely and sustainably and support the city’s economic recovery. Bruntwood is working with TfGM to produce new pop-up hubs have been established to encourage people […]

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