Areas of Cornwall to prioritise walking and cycling after successful council bid

Falmouth, Penzance and Truro are set to make changes to their local road networks to help improve the health of their communities and combat climate change.  Following a successful bid to the Department for Transport Active Travel Fund, Cornwall Council has been given £607,000 to improve cycling and walking routes in locations where the local […]

Highways UK confirms 2021 dates

The UK’s premier highways and transport show, Highways UK, has confirmed it’ll be held at the NEC in Birmingham on 3 and 4 November next year. The organisers say that they set out to bring together the people responsible for planning, developing, managing, maintaining, and future-proofing the nation’s roads networks, by combining a high-level multi-stream […]

New service that predicts passenger intent to help rail network with overcrowding and social distancing

A service that predicts passenger intent to travel can be used across the UK rail network to reduce overcrowding and help people maintain social distancing. Researchers from the University of Birmingham’s Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) worked in collaboration with British technology start-up Zipabout to validate the data powering the service, which was designed by Zipabout. Their […]

Cruise begins driverless testing

General Motors’ driverless vehicle division, Cruise, has begun on-road testing in San Francisco. It announced back in October that it’d been given a permit to test, and was planning to begin the trials before the end of the year. Forbes reports that it’s achieved this with about three weeks to spare, and that it is […]

Highways England to work with SMEs on A303 Stonehenge project

Highways England has said it wants to work with SMEs on its A303 Stonehenge Tunnel project It is working with business organisations in the local area including the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Business West and the Federation of Small Businesses, and has partnered nationally with the Supply Chain Sustainability School to provide free […]

Balfour Beatty launches ‘refreshed’ sustainability strategy

Balfour Beatty, t is set to Go Beyond Net Zero Carbon, Generate Zero Waste and Positively Impact More than one Million People by 2040 across its UK, US and Hong Kong operations through its refreshed Sustainability strategy. “Building New Futures”, which launched yesterday, recognises the importance of embracing and embedding more sustainable practices across the […]

First UK Leonidas crash cushion install a success

Motorists at a busy junction on the A3 High Speed Red Route have now been protected against the road sign hazards within the wide junction split after the installation of the UK’s first Leonidas Wide Crash Cushion on Shannon’s Corner. The installation of the 100 km/h Wide Crash Cushion was a collaborative approach with Highway […]

Sheffield City Council backs the Stamp it Out campaign

Drivers in Sheffield have been accused of throwing cones and barriers at council employees, shouting abuse, spitting and mounting pavements in fits of road rage over delays caused by maintenance work. In a bid to protect their staff from abuse from raging motorists in the city, Sheffield City Council has exposed some of the most […]

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