Protestors ask for M25 speed reduction so they can disrupt the road

The climate group Insulate Britain have announced they have written to National Highways asking for the speed limit on the M25 to be reduced when they protest. In a statement they say they have written to what they are calling the “Highways Agency” and relevant police forces asking that the speed limit be reduced, but […]

Scottish Government issues new guidance for cycling infrastructure

The Scottish Government has published new guidance to support more consistent design of permanent cycling infrastructure. The guidance, titled ‘Cycling by Design’, will offer roads authorities advice on how best to build cycling routes and paths so that there is greater consistency, inclusivity and high standards applied to designs. Developed with extensive input from stakeholders, […]

Seven LTN’s in London to be scrapped after ‘no material change in air quality’

Seven of London‘s Low-Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) London are to be scrapped after it was found they caused “no material change in air quality“. Ealing Council studied nine LTNs following protests from residents, who gathered in their hundreds outside the town hall in April to demand they be axed, the Telegraph reported. The LTNs were brought in during lockdown last […]

Costain signs up to the Climate Pledge

Costain has signed The Climate Pledge and now joins other official partners of the COP26 campaign: Race to Zero. The only initiative with the ambition to beat the 2050 target by achieving net zero by 2040 at the very latest, the Climate Pledge is also driving tangible action on all three greenhouse gas emission scopes, a […]

National Highways and Balfour Beatty join forces on volunteering day

Last week members of the National Highways and Balfour Beatty project team took time out from working on the upgrade of the busy M25 junction 10 scheme for a day of volunteering in the grounds of Cobham’s stunning Painshill Park. The team of 15 spent the day working alongside staff at the grade one listed […]

Researchers highlight the value of ADAS to new drivers

It’s one of the ironies of the improvement in safety features in cars – the more expensive the car, the more features there are, which means the drivers who probably need them most, don’t have them. This is because younger drivers who by definition have the least experience, tend to own older vehicles. Therefore features […]

TfWM launches new mini-transport hub for ‘eco-friendly’ travel options

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has unveiled a new mini-transport hub which is designed to bring together eco-friendly travel options such as e-scooters, pedal bikes and electric vehicle charging points to neighbourhoods, and local centres. The hub is made up of a collection of modular components which can be assembled to reinvent how we use […]

TfN talks of a “New North” at annual conference

Transport for the North’s Chief Executive is calling for more devolution and new approach to funding for his region, that recognises “that local leaders are best placed to shape the future of connectivity in a way that creates opportunities for people and businesses”. Opening the TfN’s Annual Conference in Leeds, Martin Tugwell is highlighting what […]

Scotland’s Transport Commissioner calls for more funding

The person responsible for effective licensing and regulation of the commercial vehicle industries in Scotland is calling for extra resources to cope with implementing new legislation in the country. Scotland’s Traffic Commissioner Claire Gilmore says that her office has faced considerable extra pressure due to administering temporary bus service regulation in Scotland during the pandemic, […]


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