Siemens Mobility awarded Portsmouth Clean Air Zone design contract

Portsmouth City Council has awarded Siemens Mobility Limited a contract to design a Clean Air Zone to the south west side of the city. The city says the implementation of a CAZ is planned to ensure it achieves compliance with legal limits of nitrogen dioxide levels in the shortest possible time.  Siemens Mobility has announced […]

Velocity and VolkerHighways use Rhinophalt asphalt preservation to keep Newbury roads in better condition for longer

Local roads in Newbury have received an extension to their lifespan in an initiative to trial innovative treatments by the local authority. Road repair specialist Velocity worked in conjunction with term-maintenance contractor VolkerHighways, initially treating 6,000m2 as part of a 25,000m2 project. As an approved installer of ASI’s Rhinophalt, Velocity are working with local authorities […]

Lincoln bypass due to open this weekend

Lincoln’s new bypass, one of Lincoln’s most anticipated infrastructure projects in decades, will open at the weekend, Lincolnshire County Council has confirmed. Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “I’m really happy to announce that the new Lincoln Eastern Bypass will be officially opening this coming weekend. “This is, without a doubt, one of […]

Half the journeys in London were walked or cycled between April and June says TfL

Nearly half of all journeys in London were walked or cycled between April and June, up from 29% before the pandemic. “Our world-leading Streetspace programme is helping support this shift by enabling more people to safely walk and cycle across the capital.” Will NormanLondon’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner TfL has published new data that shows that […]

Amey Consulting wins deisgn contract for pedestrian and cycle bridge in Nottingham

Amey Consulting has been awarded the design contract for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge crossing Nottingham’s River Trent. The £9.2 million project, funded by the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund, will be delivered on by Nottingham City Council, working closely with Nottinghamshire County Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council. The proposed structure will improve walking and […]

Lower Thames Crossing planning re-submission likely to be April

A revised planning bid for the Lower Thames Crossing is now expected to be resubmitted in April 2021, according to reports. Matt Palmer, executive director for the Lower Thames Crossing project, has since sought to reassure residents and motorists in Kent and Essex challenged by existing traffic problems that the project was still going ahead […]

Zoox unveils driverless electric vehicle

Amazon’s newly-acquired subsidiary, Zoox, has unveilled an electric driverless pod which can travel at up to 75 miles per hour and go for 16 hours between charges. The company says the vehicle is designed for dense, urban environments. It offers bidirectional driving capabilities and four-wheel steering, which enables manoeuvring through compact spaces and changing directions […]

INRIX reports on Covid’s safety impact on the country’s roads

New data from traffic data analysts INRIX suggests major roads around seven key British cities have seen significantly fewer collisions this year when compared to the same period in 2019. it says across the cities analysed, collisions are down 36% for the April to October period Across the UK’s cities, Birmingham has seen the smallest […]


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