Lockdown traffic higher second time around – TTF

A Transport Technology Forum comparison of travel data during England’s two national lockdowns suggests that, while there was a significant drop in traffic at the beginning of the November restrictions, traffic levels only dropped to 70% of baseline levels overall, compared to 25% of baseline in March. Analysts gathered data about travel on city, town […]

SWARCO Traffic launches new fund to support local businesses and charities

SWARCO Traffic has launched the SWARCO Traffic Ltd Business Fund, a new initiative created to support local businesses and charitable organisations experiencing financial hardship caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Following an application period, SWARCO has selected three organisations – Food for Thought Darlington, Toddington Childcare and Forest School and The Wild Hare Café – […]

New report raises the prospect of a ‘limited reopening’ of Hammersmith bridge

New reports commissioned by the government and published yesterday have raised the prospect of a limited reopening of the Hammersmith Bridge to pedestrians, cyclists and river traffic. In September, the Department for Transport invited respected engineering consultants AECOM and Professor Norman Fleck of the University of Cambridge – an expert in fracture mechanics – to review […]

M4 speed limit cut in west Wales

The speed limit on a section of the M4 near Swansea is being cut to 50 mph over fears the stretch is “potentially dangerous”. Walesonline reports that Welsh Government ministers are introducing the “temporary” limit between junctions 45 and 46 because of the “likelihood of danger to the public or of serious damage to the […]

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