TfL extends e-scooter trials into Camden

TfL, Camden Council and London Councils have announced an expansion of the capital’s trial of rental e-scooters with e-scooters now available in Camden. The borough becomes the tenth borough to join the trial alongside Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Richmond, Tower Hamlets (including Canary Wharf), City of London, Lambeth, Southwark and Westminster. There […]

Welsh 50mph environmental enforcement to begin

Motorists exceeding the 50mph speed limits on some of the most polluted roads in Wales could soon receive a letter or fine through their doors. The decision to introduce environmental speed limits to improve air quality levels in five locations across Wales in 2018 was the first of its kind in the UK, which the […]

Labour Party calls for more ‘rapid’ spending on active travel

The Labour Party has urged government to spend more ‘rapidly’ on active travel as it said any gains made in active travel made during the pandemic could be lost as vehicle traffic levels return to pre-Covid levels. This is seen as particularly an issue for cycling: the number of bike trips rose notably during lockdown, […]

National Highways to start public consultation on A66

National Highways has started public consultation on its A66 transformation plans, set to be the biggest investment in the north’s road network for a generation. Baroness Vere, Minister for Roads, Buses and Places, is to launch the National Highways consultation on the proposal to improve the A66 between the M6 at Penrith and A1 at […]

Highlands travel app gets further funding

A phone app making it easier to plan, book and pay for travel in the Highlands and islands is being extended with additional Scottish Government funding. The app, launched in June, provides instant access to information on buses, trains, taxis, car hire, car clubs, bicycle hire, air travel and ferries. It allows users to plan […]

DfT promises investigation into newspaper’s Smart Motorway safety story

The Department for Transport has told the Daily Mail it will investigate the newspaper’s claims of faulty equipment used on smart motorways. The paper says it based an undercover reporter in the South Mimms control room, who found that cameras did not work, were misted up or facing the wrong way and software used to […]

Online tool helps people reduce the impact of traffic-related air pollution

Researchers at the University of Surrey have released a new online tool to help schools, hospitals and residents understand and reduce the impact of traffic-related air pollution.  The Hedge Design for the Abatement of Traffic Emissions (HedgeDATE) online tool allows users to describe their environment, such as a road with buildings on one side, and then recommends actions citizens can take […]

Michigan aiming to be America’s first state with in-road wireless EV charging

The Governor of the American state of Michigan has announced that the state would be the first roll out wireless electric vehicle charging built into roadways. Autoevolution.com reports Gretchen Whitmer is seeking partners to help develop and install such technology. However the report says Michigan is facing competition when it comes to the plan as […]

Average speed cameras considered in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire and York’s first Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is considering introducing average speed cameras in the county with a view to cutting the number of speeding drivers. The radio station Yorkmix.com reports that Philip Allot has concerns over the current policy of shunning fixed cameras in favour of 12 mobile camera vans, which […]

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