Columnist Hitchens tells Highways Voices e-scooters are “a recipe for injury”

One of the UK’s leading, and most outspoken, newspaper columnists has told the Highways News podcast Highways Voices that if you were designing a recipe for injury in busy town and city centres, you couldn’t come up with a better one than e-scooters. Listen here. Mail on Sunday writer Peter Hitchens appeared on Highways Voices […]

City of York adds more e-scooters to its year-long trial

There are now 250 e-scooters in use across York as part of a year-long e-scooter trial supported by operator TIER. Another 50 of them have been introduced this week as part of the Department for Transport-approved scheme renting an e-scooter in the city which costs users £1 to unlock and 15p per minute travelled. Andy […]

Smart motorways are safe ‘in most ways’ as, or safer than, conventional ones, but not in every way, says HE

Smart motorways are in ‘most ways’ safe as or safer than the conventional ones-but not in every way, according to Highways England. The organisation also said as part of its smart-motorways-stocktake-first-year-progress-report-2021, that converting parts of smart motorways back to a hard shoulder, would reduce their capacity by a quarter. “The resulting congestion on the motorways […]

Jenoptik’s red light enforcement camera approved

Automated enforcement specialists Jenoptik Traffic Solutions UK have received Home Office Type Approval for a new Red Light enforcement system which uses a stand-alone camera to spot violations at signal-controlled junctions. Unlike other devices on the market, the VECTOR SR Red Light operates in a “non-invasive” way, removing the need for loops or strips in […]

Scottish parties promise 10% spending on active travel

Douglas Ross, leader of the Scottish Conservatives has promised a cycle network designed for communting, for every city in Scotland by the end of the next parliamentary term, if it gets intopower. Mr Ross said that 10% of the transport budget should be spent on active travel, in part down to the recognition of changes […]

Howard Robinson announced as new Chair of RSTA

Dr Howard Robinson, Managing Director of ASI Solutions, the leading provider of asphalt preservation around the globe, has become Chairman of the Road Surface Treatment Association (RSTA). He was handed the reins by outgoing Chair, Tom Foster from Foster Contracting as the senior officers of the RSTA for 2021-22 were appointed at a virtual AGM […]

Congleton link road opens to traffic

The £90m Congleton link road has now opened to traffic. The new highway joins the A534 Sandbach Road to the west and the A536 Macclesfield Road to the north, opening up connectivity and improving travel between Macclesfield, Congleton and the M6. It will release 20 hectares of new employment land with the potential to create 3,000 jobs by […]


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