Northumberland County Council changes gear on new campaign

Northumberland County Council is asking residents to slow down and ‘change gear’ as part of a new campaign to encourage more people to ditch their cars in favour of walking and cycling.   ‘The Big Northumberland Gear Change’ is the council’s battle-cry to save the environment and health of residents by encouraging people to adopt more sustainable ways of getting around the county. A dedicated new website has been developed to convince residents to reduce their reliance on cars, which is crucial to […]

London school children take part in air quality study

Schoolchildren in Southwark, London are taking part in a wide-ranging study to look at the effects of better air on kids’ brain development. Researchers from a number of institutions including Queen Mary University of London, in Mile End, are examining pupils at 85 schools in London and Luton, including several in Southwark. The aim is […]

Westminster City Council reaches landmark with installation of 1,000 EV charging points

Westminster City Council and Siemens have installed more than 1,000 on-street Electric Vehicle Charging Points in the City, making Westminster the first local authority in the UK to reach this milestone. The council, working in partnership with Siemens GB&I, installed the 1,000th EV charging point in April 2021 and are on track to deliver another 500 […]

Siemens Mobility uses HERE data to help local authorities reduce congestion

HERE Technologies, the location data and technology platform, today announced that Siemens Mobility, a leader in transport solutions, is integrating the HERE corridor travel time API into its Journey Time as a Service solution for the UK market. This new traffic management system, based on data rather than hardware, has already been adopted by Bedford […]

Watchdog calls for better information to help passengers social distance

Transport Focus is calling for all transport operators to give passengers the information they need to help them social distance. As people begin to return to travel the watchdog investigated information provided by rail and bus operators to help passengers avoid busier services. The organisation said that it has found that many but not all operators now […]

Solar Gates UK launches workforce management solution app for its INSTABOOM barrier

Solar Gates UK and SiteCircle have brought together two market leading technologies in one compelling package, saving highways worksites time, money and carbon. This new, innovative and COVID secure workforce management solution app combined with an award winning INSTABOOM® barrier that is powered by solar/hybrid energy. The unique and innovative workforce management solution app delivers […]

ITS (UK) hails a year of online content provision

The country’s trade body for the Intelligent Transport Systems industry is marking a year of providing online Forum meetings by promising to continue to stream content once the country gets back to face-to-face meetings. The Young Professionals Forum meeting, the first of its kind to be streamed by ITS (UK) on Zoom, was uploaded to YouTube […]

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