CLC calls on contractors to adopt ‘consistent’ approach to mask wearing

The Construction Leadership Council is calling on contractors to adopt a consistent approach across the industry in the relaxation of social distancing and wearing face masks. Industry leaders are urging contractors to continue to supply and expect workers to wear face masks in enclosed spaces like welfare facilities, site offices and meeting rooms when people […]

Leeds City Council unveils ambitious air quality strategy

Leeds City Council has proposed a new air quality strategy that will set stricter targets than national standards and aims to tackle emissions from homes, industry and agriculture as well as transport. Electric bin lorries, a public bike sharing scheme, enhanced enforcement of industrial emissions, citywide engagement, and planning policies requiring greener and better ventilated […]

Hammersmith Bridge partially reopens this weekend

Hammersmith Bridge is to re-open to pedestrians, cyclists and river traffic on Saturday 17 July. Hammersmith & Fulham Council Leader Stephen Cowan has announced the decision following a series of what he calls comprehensive safety investigations into the bridge and the successful introduction of an “innovative temperature control system” that helps prevent cracking in the 19th century cast […]

Passengers give positive feedback to driverless experience

97% of people who rode a driverless pod in Cambridge have told a survey they’d get on one again without hesitation. More than 300 passengers hopped on board the Aurrigo shuttles to take fully autonomous journeys around the University of Cambridge’s West of Cambridge site this summer – including transport minister Rachel Maclean MP. The […]

Toyota buys mapping company to boost driverless ambitions

Toyota subsidiary Woven Planet Holdings has bought CARMERA, an American-based spatial AI company, which “specialises in bringing next-generation road intelligence to automated mobility at scale”. CARMERA is planning to base its European operations in London. This is the second major deal for Woven Planet in North America, following the April 2021 announcement to acquire Level […]

RAC forecasts ‘unprecedented summer’ on the UK’s roads

The RAC is warning this summer will see “unprecedented” levels of traffic on UK roads due to drivers planning in excess of an estimated 29 million holidays in this country, with – 16 million of these in the school holidays alone. RAC Breakdown surveyed 2,500 drivers and found the number making firm UK bookings has […]

Moray residents finally get to celebrate low carbon hub

Residents of the Moray area of Scotland are being invited to Alice Littler Park in Aberlour tomorrow (Saturday) for a belated launch event, delayed by pandemic restrictions. Moray Council and Moray Carshare are hosting the event between 11am and 3pm which will include Bike Doctor sessions, a led cycle, health walk, bike register safety kits […]


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