Think individual, not average – this week’s Highways Voices podcast

In this week’s Highways Voices podcast, two of the UK’s leading experts on the behaviour of people while travelling urge engineers to redefine how they measure a successful transport system. Rory Sutherland and Pete Dyson have written a book “Transport for Humans – Are We Nearly There Yet”, in which they write how engineers plan […]

Galliford Try’s Highways business makes two new key appointments

Galliford Try’s Highways Business has made two new appointments as it seeks to play its part in delivering the Group’s Sustainable Growth Strategy. Alison Chippington, a chartered civil engineer with more than 30 years’ experience, is set to become the new Pre-Construction Director for the business, with responsibility for all aspects of work-winning, tender strategies, […]

New bike storage in Dorset supports more people to cycle to school

Pupils and teachers at schools across Dorset are enjoying space for 260 more cycles following the installation of brand new cycle storage facilities. The storage was funded by Dorset Council through the Department for Transport’s Travel Demand Management Fund and Local Transport Plan Fund, and jointly organised with walking and cycling charity Sustrans. Amongst the schools […]

London’s ULEZ leads to small initial improvements, says Imperial College report

London’s ULEZ reduced the city’s nitrogen dioxide levels by a few per cent during the first few weeks of its implementation. This is according to a study by Imperial College London researchers who say their findings highlight that ULEZs are not a silver bullet and that sustained improvements in air pollution require multiple measures. Between 2016 and 2020, […]

Econ Engineering examining greener alternatives to power its gritters

Gritter manufacturer Econ Engineering is looking into two ‘greener’ alternatives to fuel its gritters. The two options at the moment for the North Yorkshire based company, which makes 85% of the UK’s winter road maintenance vehicles, are hydrogen and Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil (HVO), which is currently being trialled by truck manufacturer, DAF. But at this […]

BEAR Scotland adds to South East team with key bridges appointments

BEAR Scotland has added to its senior team with two key appointments in their bridges team to help deliver the Scottish Trunk Road Network Management Contract for the South East Unit on behalf of Transport Scotland. The South East Unit covers 314 miles of trunk roads through some of the busiest sections of the country, […]

Kier Highways’ Northampton contract wins a National Bronze Green Apple Environment Award

Kier Highways has announced that its Northamptonshire Highways contract has won a 2020 National Bronze Green Apple Environment Award!  The award, won jointly with Balfour Beatty, for work in reducing environmental impact on the A43 Northampton to Kettering improvement scheme. The A43 between Northampton and Kettering suffers from congestion hotspots, journey time delays and road safety issues […]

National Highways says its A46 road scheme stands out a green mile

National Highways has given details about its environmentally-friendly improvements to the A46 Warwick bypass where contractors cut carbon footprint by 23% by recycling materials from the old road. It says 17,432 tons of material were reused from the layers of road surface and saved from landfill as well as helping to make the road much […]

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