Surrey’s roads in new hands as Ringway handed highways maintenance contract

Surrey County Council (SCC) has awarded its highways maintenance contract to Ringway as part of plans to further improve the county’s roads and pavements. Ringway will carry out road repairs, resurfacing and specialist structural projects as well as the upkeep of drains, winter gritting and snow clearing. Ringway demonstrated their commitment to delivering high quality […]

New data shows that people cycling in London are more diverse than ever

Transport for London (TfL) has published new data showing that long-term trends in who cycles have changed, with participation much more representative of Londoners in 2020/21 than previous years. Londoners from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities were not significantly less likely to have cycled over the past 12 months than white Londoners. 27% as […]

New £32.7 million link road for Central Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire is set to benefit from £32.7 million of government funding to provide a vital new link road, enhancing accessibility and easing congestion in north Luton, Roads Minister Baroness Vere announced on 17 October 2021. The project, supported by the Department for Transport (DfT) and led by Central Bedfordshire Council and South East Midlands […]

London Mayor looks to prioritise walking, cycling and urban greening

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has set out new plans to ensure future developments in London are greener, more energy efficient and prioritise space for walkers, cyclists and public transport. As part of his plan to make London a zero-carbon city by 2030, the Mayor’s new London Plan sets out ambitious targets for new […]

Severe bus driver shortage in West of England forcing operators to cancel services

A severe bus driver shortage is forcing operators to cancel services, with West of England metro mayor Dan Norris branding it a public transport “crisis”. First Bus and Stagecoach are having to take drastic action, while campaigners say rural communities are being “cut off” across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. The boss of First West of […]

Liverpool launches ‘nudge behavior’ road safety trial

The UK’s first nudge-behaviour trial for a new style of potentially life-saving pedestrian crossings, has been launched in Liverpool this week. The eye-catching designs have been installed at two collision hot-spots – Hanover Street/ Bold Street in the city centre and one at East Prescot Road in the Old Swan area of the city. The […]

Bus lane camera confuses woman’s jumper with number plate

A car owner has been sent a fine for driving in a bus lane in Bath, because the camera spotted a woman wearing a jumper with a word on it and thought it was a number plate. The BBC reports how Dave and Paula Knight, from Surrey, received the fine for driving in a bus […]

Americans draw up ten CAV policy principles

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has published a policy paper outlining the ten key policy principles needed for connected and automated vehicles covering, among other things, strategy, sustainability, data and safety. Aashto says it is a paper intended to be a “living document,” reviewed and updated every year to reflect changes […]

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