Glasgow City Council needs £20 million more to maintain roads in current state

Glasgow City Council needs £20 million more to keep the city’s roads and pavements in their current state. An investment options report shows a council spend of £10m a year on the roads but that it needs to spend £30m for the level of maintaining the current condition, the Glasgow Times reports. George Gillespie, Executive […]

New design of driverless bus which will connect Fife and Edinburgh unveiled by Stagecoach

Stagecoach has revealed a first glimpse of the UK’s first full-sized autonomous buses which will likely start operating in Scotland in early summer 2022. Four single-decker buses will run a 14-mile route from Fife’s Ferrytoll Park & Ride to Edinburgh Park’s transport hub, crossing the Forth Road Bridge on their journey. The autonomous Stagecoach buses, […]

Cheshire East agrees draft implementation plan to develop more cycling and walking network

Cheshire East Council has given the go-ahead for a draft implementation plan to develop more walking and cycling networks. Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) have been developed for Wilmslow, Crewe, Congleton and Macclesfield, setting out ambitious programmes to create high quality walking and cycling networks. The highways committee’s approval of the draft LCWIP implementation […]

New UK-first luminous road marking solution trialled in Portsmouth

A new, UK-first active luminous road marking solution has been installed in Portsmouth by civil engineering and transport infrastructure specialists, Colas.  The Flowell crosswalks and cycle crossings technology has been developed by Colas teams, and trialled at various sites in France, where initial feedback has shown it to be very beneficial.  The Portsmouth site on the junction of Clarendon Road and Palmerston Road, which has been fully funded by Colas, is the first of its kind in the UK and was unveiled […]

A285 Duncton: Picture reveals scale of work involved in complex road repair

The scale of work involved in the complex road repair at the closed section of the A285 at Duncton in West Sussex has been revealed in a picture released by the council. Despite the complexities, which include a damaged carriageway with culverts spanning beneath it, highways officers and contractors continue to make good progress. Work […]

Wiltshire Council starts search for contractor for highway maintenance delivery

Wiltshire Council has started the search for contractors to bid for highway maintenance delivery in the region over the next five to ten years. Presently, Ringway is the current incumbent, who came in after a original contractor Balfour Beatty left the contract. Before the bidding starts officially next April, the council is planning a suppliers […]

Isle of Wight pauses speed camera programme

The council in the Isle of Wight has decided against introducing two speed camera vans on the island, despite there being £300,000 in its budget to do so. The website HampshireLive reports that councillors decided there was insufficient evidence they would work. There are currently no fixed speed cameras on the Island after those were […]

Easymile becomes first European operator to be “Level 4”

The autonomous driving, technology company EasyMile has become the first driverless solutions provider in Europe authorised to operate at Level 4, without any human attendant onboard, in mixed traffic on a public road. France’s Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Ecological Transition made the authorisation, on advice of the Minister of the Interior and local […]

TfL plans repair work on key route

Major maintenance work is to be carried out on the important A40 Westway between the A40 Northern Roundabout and the Marylebone Road in London. Transport for London says the essential work will take place at weekends from the end of November through to Summer 2022 with the first closure in the eastbound direction to take place […]

Scottish Government approves six mile non motorised route near Aviemore

A preferred route has been chosen for a new non-motorised user route in the Scottish mountains. Transport Scotland says that following further design work, assessment of the route options and public consultation, a segregated six mile (10 km) route for walking, cycling, wheeling and horse riding between the communities of Aviemore and Carrbridge has now […]

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