Manchester submits application for new mobility hub to promote shared mobility

A planning application has been submitted by the Manchester Life Strategic Development Company on behalf of Manchester City Council for a new urban mobility hub. The plan is, from the end of 2023, the Mobility Hub will offer sustainable and shared mobility choices and will aim to ensure that the Ancoats area of Manchester grows […]

Sheffield City Region’s Mayoral Combined Authority working on £50m bid from Government’s Levelling Up Fund to improve passenger journey experience

The Sheffield City Region (SCR) Mayoral Combined Authority (MCA) is working on a bid to secure £50m from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund that is focused on improving the passenger journey experience on public transport in South Yorkshire. The investment will made in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK, including regenerating town centres […]

Ireland’s Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action calls for a review of all planned road construction projects, asking for money to be reallocated to sustainable transport delivery

The Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action in Ireland has called for a review of all planned road construction projects with a view to reallocating funding to sustainable transport schemes, consideration of road charging and mileage reduction targets, accelerated transition to electric vehicles and electrification of commuter rail lines, and an immediate expansion of […]

Highways England takes on small schemes that make a big difference

A £500,000 fund is earmarked to spend on smaller schemes that will improve safety and meet the needs of local people. In the West Midlands, 18 schemes were carried out over 12 months from the Customer Led Patch Fund. These ranged in size from fencing installation to larger projects such as redesigning the A483 Maesbury […]

Colchester e-scooter trial is helping reduce car journeys, says report

Colchester’s e-scooter trial is helping create less journeys by car, according to new research by the company running the scheme. According to survey data from Spin, the micromobility unit of Ford Motor Company which is running the trial, 82% cof riders had opted to use an e-scooter instead of driving alone at least once. If […]

Major investment to upgrade 82,000 streetlights to LEDs in Essex

The county of Essex is set to make savings every year as it upgrades teh remaining of its 82,000 streetlights to LED. Installation of the remaining 82,000 LED lights started in May 2021 in Basildon and Chelmsford and the LEDs will be installed area by area until completion in 2024. Where the ad-hoc replacement of […]

Final push for £43 million M6 bridge project

Highways England’s work to construct a congestion-busting new bridge over the M6 at Knutsford in Cheshire is entering its final phase this month. The £43 million bridge is being built through the roundabout at junction 19 of the M6 providing links to the motorway and A556 and improving traffic flow. And after successful operations this […]

Bus depot in line to be Britain’s biggest EV charging hub

First Bus in Scotland is building the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging hub as it replaces half its fleet with electric buses in a depot in Scotland. The BBC reports that the programme to add 160 charging points at the Caledonia depot is expected to be completed in 2023 with the first 22 buses arriving […]

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