Ireland’s sustainable mobility policy aims to drive up public transport use

The “core purpose” of the State’s forthcoming sustainable mobility policy will be to get people out of private cars and to use public transport, bicycles or walk, the secretary general of the Department of Transport in Ireland has said. Ken Spratt told the Oireachtas Committee on Transport the new policy will differ from the current […]

Warwickshire roads will be gritted as normal this winter, says council

Warwickshire County Council is reassuring residents that highways across the county will continue to be gritted this winter. With the winter gritting period poised to begin over the coming weeks, Warwickshire County Council is reassuring residents that, despite media claims to the contrary, its gritting fleet is unaffected by the ongoing shortage of Heavy Goods […]

Respecting and protecting Hampshire’s Highway heroes

Hampshire County Council is urging people to respect its frontline highways workforce in an effort to reduce the number of incidents of verbal abuse, threats of physical violence and aggressive behaviour by members of the public Councillor Russell Oppenheimer, the County Council’s Executive Member for Highways Operations said: “I have been profoundly shocked at recent […]

Verging on perfection in West Sussex

This stunning West Sussex road verge, with its flourishing flora and fauna, has received a rave report from consultant ecologist and butterfly expert Neil Hulme. Mr Hulme, who works closely with the county council, South Downs National Park Authority and many landowners to help habitats for the benefit of butterflies and a wealth of other […]

John Sisk & Son appoints new CEO to lead next phase of growth

John Sisk & Son, the international construction and engineering business, today announced the appointment of Paul Brown as its new CEO with effect from 1 January 2022, taking over from the current CEO Steve Bowcott, who has been in the role for six and a half years. Speaking on behalf of the board of Sicon […]

Rochdale to move to 20mph on residential streets

Rochdale Council is to make 20mph the ‘default’ speed limit on residential roads after councillors backed a call for safer streets at a full council meeting this week. Councillors ‘unanimously’ voted to adopt Resolution 11 of the UN’s Stockholm Declaration, which says a 20mph limit should be in place wherever ‘vulnerable road users and vehicles […]


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