LCRIG President calls for longer term funding on National Pothole Day

The President of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) says more focus must be put on long-term preventative measures to stop potholes forming on local roads.   Speaking on National Pothole Day, which is taking place today (Friday (15 January), Will Britain said: “The Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance Survey carried out by the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) regularly states that it would cost billions of pounds and […]

TfL creates up to 2,000 new cycle parking spaces across London

Transport for London (TfL) has awarded funding of more than £1million to create up to 2,000 much-needed new cycle parking spaces across the capital, providing a further boost to the Mayor’s bold Streetspace programme of measures to boost walking and cycling. Enabling more Londoners to cycle safely is more important than ever, said TfL. While the […]

ITS (UK) and NITT sign co-operation MoU

ITS (UK) and the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) Zaria have signed an agreement to enhance their respective international ties. In the Memorandum of Understanding, both agree to “enhance the promotion of ITS innovations, knowledge and technology transfer towards the development and deployment of ITS in their respective countries.” The two organisations will exchange […]

More than 400 Kent Access Permit offences issued to HGV drivers

More than 400 fines have been issued to HGV drivers who failed to obtain a valid Kent Access Permit before entering the county. Kent Police says that, whilst the majority of drivers are continuing to arrive with a permit in place and accessing Kent’s ports smoothly, those who are not are being strongly encouraged to […]

US announces more driverless standards

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a final rule to modernise numerous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. It’s also designed to clarify what the NHTSA calls ambiguities in current occupant protection standards for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems that are designed without traditional manual driver controls.  The rule amends several […]

West Yorkshire region reports huge rise in cycling and walking during 2020

Last year saw an ‘on-going’ increase in the number of people using cycle and walking routes in West Yorkshire, according to a report prepared for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Committee. This was especially the case ay weekends, said the report, which will give members an update on the impact of Covid 19 on travel […]

Lockdown increases road repairs and improvement programme in Telford area

Telford & Wrekin Council’s highways crews are using lockdown as an opportunity to bring forward scheduled maintenance and improvement works whilst the roads are quieter to help keep disruption to a minimum, said the council. Since the start of April 2020, highways crews have resurfaced 20km of roads and 32km of footpaths, fixed 3,000 potholes […]


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