HE should “maximise safety of smart motorways” – Lawyer

A leading personal injuries lawyer has told Highways News he does not think that Highways England is at risk of being found guilty of corporate manslaughter over deaths on a smart motorway, but that the government-owned company will need to consider the issues and determine if anything further can be done to maximise the safety […]

A420 junction improvement work contract awarded

Dyer & Butler, a part of M Group Services, has been appointed to deliver improvement works at the Gablecross junction of the A420 on behalf of Swindon Borough Council. The improvement scheme is designed to reduce peak time delays and journey times along the A420 through Gablecross Junction, and provide additional capacity to accommodate future […]

Liverpool’s £47 million highways scheme makes progress

Liverpool City Council has said work on its £47 million highways scheme has made significant progress with work on Mann Island Junction to start on the city’s Lime Street. Work is taking place as part of the city’s Liverpool City Centre Connectivity programme which comes into effect next week. Also, construction works in front of […]

More drivers than ever plan to ‘go electric’ when they next change their cars

Nearly eight-in-10 drivers think that pure electric cars are still too expensive when compared to conventional vehicles of a similar size, but a steadily increasing proportion are planning to choose one when they next change their car. Research from the latest RAC Report on Motoring suggests 9% of the 3,000 respondents to the study said […]

London’s Streetspace initiative ruled unlawful

London’s Streetspace scheme has been ruled unlawful by the High Court, because it disadvantaged taxi drivers. Streetspace was designed to create more space for people to safely walk, cycle, scoot or wheel when the coronavirus crisis hit, with temporary cycle lanes and wider pavements among the changes made. However London’s financial paper City AM reports […]

Football fans to get driverless shuttle

Football fans heading to watch the Milton Keynes Dons will be able to ride to the ground from a local railway station in a driverless shuttle. As part of the MK 5G Create project, the Coventry-based driverless vehicle maker Aurrigo is going to supply a ten-seater pod to take people from Bletchley Station to Stadium: […]

Environmental groups make bold suggestions needed for councils to reduce car use

Transport for Quality of Life and Friends of the Earth have worked together to produced 27 actions that local authorities can use to help reduce car use and double the proportion of journeys by public transport, cycling and walking.  The two organisations have highlighted that while a lot of these changes come within local authority […]

Air taxi company plans US entry

One of the biggest features of the last ITS World Congress, Volocopter, has announced plans to bring its air taxi service to American cities. The German start-up has announced the Federal Aviation Administration has positively accepted their application for concurrent Type Certificate validation. It explains that this sets the basis for Volocopter to bring electric […]

East Lothian Council drives changes to climate strategy

East Lothian Council has proposed an increase in its electric vehicle fleets as well as the installation of public EV chargepoints across East Lothian as part of an update to its Climate Change Strategy. Recently, 11 new Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) were added to the council’s fleet, funded by Transport Scotland’s Switched On Fleets […]

Work starts on ‘game changing’ M54 to M6 Link Road

The initial ground investogation and archaeological trial work has started this week to prepare for the construction of the new M54 to M6 Link Road. The surveys will last around eight weeks and will take place between Junction 11 of the M6 and Junction 1 of the M54. They are used as the basis to […]


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