Blackburn with Darwen Council “marks” Remembrance Sunday in COVID lockdown

When Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council were considering how to mark the forthcoming Remembrance Sunday, given the current national lockdown, they were delighted to find that local thermoplastic playground and road marking supplier, UniPlay, were able to come up with a solution that was swiftly deployed across 20 sites throughout the borough. Using their state […]

Exeter shows good progress with air quality

Fewer areas in the city of Exeter now have high nitrogen dioxide levels than in previous years, according to the council’s Local Air Quality Management Report-which explains progress made last year. The report shows long term trend in nitrogen dioxide levels in the city is down, woith only four areas now exceeding limits. Exeter City […]

East Lothian aim to provide transport hub within walking distance of every resident

Every East Lothian resident will live within walking distance of new public transport hubs under ambitious plans to transform the way people travel in the county. A £30,000 pilot project to trial the first of the new multi-hubs, in Musselburgh, is set to go before councillors next week for the go-ahead. The innovative proposals for […]

VW aiming to make Greek island “Climate-friendly model”

The Volkswagen Group is working with the Greek island of Astypalea to deliver what it calls a model for climate-friendly mobility. New mobility services, the conversion of the island’s vehicle fleet to electric vehicles and the transformation of the energy supply are planned. “We want to make Astypalea a model for sustainable mobility and climate-friendly […]

Local areas must take the lead in economic response and recovery, says ADEPT and EY report

Local authorities are in the best position to scope and priritise interventions that sustain or enhance economic supply as well as form and leverage alliances, partnerships and working groups that can rapidly broker local intelligence on business, employment and skills, and consequently expedite support and ensure synergy with other plans. This will only happen if […]

American voters back public transport spending

In a series of votes run alongside the US Presidential Election, voters in a number of American cities have largely backed increased spending on public transport initiatives. Streetsblog has collated the results of votes across the country and says a two new light rail lines been approved on its third attempt in Austin, Texas costing […]


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