Merry Christmas from Highways News

Friday 18 December marks the last midday briefing email digest of the year from Highways News. Owners Adrian Tatum, Paul Hutton and Ed Miller thank all our readers for supporting us during the site’s first year. And, as you’ll see in the video here, we have big plans for 2021. We will post key stories […]

Data is the key on best use of car clubs, says new report

A data sharing framework for car clubs would shed new light on how they are used in the capital and elsewhere, according to a new report by London Councils, RAC Foundation and the Urban Systems Lab at Imperial College London. London boroughs are currently working with car club operators and Transport for London to integrate car clubs into […]

Carlisle City Council goers out to consultation on new air quality plan

Consultation is now underway on plan that aims to improve air quality in Carlisle. The draft Air Quality Action Plan has been drawn together by Carlisle City Council and sets out the steps that it, and its partners, plans to take to reduce emissions. The new Action Plan replaces the revised action plan from 2012. […]

Two options for A46 Newark plans

Plans have been revealed for major improvements to the A46 Newark Bypass as part of plans to tackle congestion not only in Newark but also between Leicester to Lincolnshire via Nottinghamshire. The plans, which are estimated to cost £450m, are now open for the public consultation with two options having been selected by Highways England. […]

Highways England finds the link with community on school environment project

A primary school close to teh A1 where Highways England is increasing two lanes to three narrower lanes, has been involved in creating bug hotels and planting wildflower seeds to help local wildlife flourish. Broadwood Primary School, located close to the A1 where Highways England is increasing two lanes along a five-mile stretch to three […]

WSP discusses creating safe road ecosystems

In the last in a series examining how intelligent transport systems can become part of the Vision Zero road-safety solution, former ITS (UK) chair, Ian Patey from Executive Member WSP explores the contribution of the physical space to the safe design and use of road transport systems. Read the full article here. (Graphic – WSP)

Redflex camera wins Dutch approval

Intelligent traffic management solutions company Redflex has announced its Halo 2 advanced enforcement system has been certified for average speed detection by the prestigious Netherlands Measurement Institute (NMi). Redflex says that, combined with its existing NMi certification for fixed speed and red light detection, Halo 2 now offers a suite of endorsed solutions in the […]

Driverless pilot project launching in Norway

The Scandinavian driverless car project Holo is partnering with Toyota to bring autonomous vehicles to the streets of a town near the Norwegian capital, Oslo. Vehicles retrofitted with Finish company Sensible 4’s autonomous driving software will be operated by Holo, who have been trialling the technology for more than a year. They say that, having […]


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