More funding secured by Glasgow City Council for its sustainable transport plans

Glasgow City Council has secured funding to improve the city’s safety for cyclists as part of plans to improve sustainable transport. The Council will receive an additional £4.8m in grant funding from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), Smarter Choices Smarter Places (SCSP), and Cycling, Walking and Safer Routes (CWSR). The funds will be used to […]

Air quality improving in Harrogate says council

A new report produced by Harrogate Borough Council shows that air quality across the Harrogate district has improved. While monitoring results have been improving for a number of years, this is the first year that all four air quality management areas in Bond End and York Place Knaresborough, Skellgate Ripon and Woodlands Junction in Harrogate have reduced to below the nitrogen […]

London Council bans cars from shopping street

Hackney Council has won funding to allow it to close Stoke Newington Church Street to through-traffic during the daytime, after approval by Transport for London.  It says the move is part of the its plans to “rebuild a greener Hackney” in the aftermath of the pandemic, improve air quality, and help people to walk, cycle […]

M20 emergency Brexit controls made permanent

Controls designed to prevent post Brexit disruption of lorries around Dover are to be made permanent allowing what were emergency measures to be used indefinitely. London’s Standard newspaper says the removal of the “sunset clause” means that the implementation of a traffic reconfiguration to the M20 will be able to continue past its current October […]

Villagers complain of “frightening” speeds

A four-week survey of traffic speeds into a village in Lancashire has found that cars have been driven at 100mph in a 30 limit. The Lancashire Post has seen data captured on the main route into Whittingham earlier this summer which showed a hundred vehicles were travelling at motorway speeds and six were doing more […]

More than half of drivers find rural roads stressful, according to new research

Three-in-10 motorists admit to deliberately steering clear of narrow country lanes and are prepared to take a detour of 16 miles or 25 minutes to avoid them, according to new research from Ageas, and the RAC. More than half of drivers (58%) say they find using narrow country roads stressful, a figure that rises to […]


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