Brake and Road Safety GB award Manchester’s CYCLOPS junction Local Roads Innovation award

Brake and Road Safety GB have awarded Transport for Greater Manchester and Manchester City Council the Local Roads Innovation Award for the CYCLOPS (cycle optimised protected signals) junction, in Hulme. The junction forms part of Greater Manchester’s Bee Network and is innovative in placing the cycle route on the outside of the pedestrian crossings, fully […]

Artistic acoustic barrier installed in East London

A first-of-its-kind barrier to cut noise pollution on a busy main road in London which the designers say turns a civil engineering project “into a memorable public artwork.” The installation, on the A12 at Bromley-by-Bow, is almost thirty metres in length, and reaches a peak height of three metres. The designers say it draws inspiration […]

Shire Leasing and Bath & North East Somerset Council join forces to help investment in lower emission vehicles

Shire Leasing has been appointed by Bath & North East Somerset Council to deliver the UK’s first financial assistance scheme to support businesses affected by the introduction of clean air zones to invest in lower emission vehicles. The finance scheme has been launched to support Bath’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ), which will charge most higher emission vehicles – except private cars and motorbikes […]

WSP hires rail expert to run transport and infrastructure business

The engineering professional services consultancy WSP has appointed Charlie Hodgson as Managing Director of its UK Transport & Infrastructure (T&I) business. He joins from The Go-Ahead Group where he was Managing Director of Rail Development and Chairman of their Nordic and German businesses. Go-Ahead is one of the UK’s leading public transport companies and listed […]

Highways England considering new depot and salt barn to serve M62/A63

A new depot and salt barn to be situated in the East Yorkshire business park is being considered by Highways England so it can better serve the M62 and A63 corridor during the winter. Plans are being submitted to improve the critical winter service offered on the major trunk roads linking the city and port […]

Renault completes driverless car project in France

Renault has announced it’s completed what it calls a “ground-breaking” three-year research project in France exploring and understanding the technology required and conditions needed for autonomous vehicles to work away from built-up urban areas. The trial was made up of two key experiments, including one completed using a specially developed autonomous Renault ZOE. Starting in […]

Crossrail faces being “mothballed”

There’s a warning that London’s Crossrail could have to be mothballed unless there’s extra funding to allow it to be finished. Sky News reports that London transport commissioner Andy Byford has written to the permanent secretary at the Department for Transport asking for £80 million of immediate support to keep the project on track. “If […]


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