CPC seeks Manual for Smart Streets Feedback

The Connected Places Catapult is asking local authorities and their advisers to help shape the new Manual for Smart Streets documentation by feeding back on the project so far. The Manual is a series of documents to provide guidance to authorities for the delivery of the technology-driven services that enable traffic management in our increasingly digital world The CPC […]

Milton Keynes looks to create green transport corridors

The Milton Keynes Council’s Progressive Alliance has created an eco-conscious plan detailing how the Council will improve and maintain the grid roads across the city in the most sustainable way possible. The first of its kind in the UK, the new eco-conscious plan explains how Milton Keynes’ grid roads will be transformed into green transport […]

Middlewich Eastern Bypass scheme takes another stride forward

The £74m Middlewich Eastern Bypass scheme has taken another stride towards construction, according to Cheshire East Council. The council’s highways and transport committee today authorised all the necessary legal orders to enable delivery of the project. The planned 2.6km, two-way single carriageway road will connect a new roundabout junction off Pochin Way in the north […]

Winchester councillor asks for more action on air quality around city-centre streets

A Winchester city councillor is pressing for more effort to clean up air quality around city centre streets. Cllr Charles Radcliffe says greater attention should be paid to new international standards produced by the World Health Organization for air pollution from traffic. Currently air quality is measured against the much weaker British Government measures, reports […]

New HGV route signing to help air quality

In an effort to improve air quality on Boot Hill, Dorset Council has implemented a signed HGV route to avoid this uphill acceleration, which has been identified as a key contributor to emissions. The signed route starts at Chafey’s Roundabout and directs southbound HGVs to use Weymouth Way, Granby Way, Hampshire Road, Cumberland Drive (Granby), […]

Norfolk’s Norse Highways on the search for road construction materials

Norse Highways, a trading division of Norse Eastern, a company wholly owned by Norfolk County Council has started the tender process for the provision of road construction materials for delivery or collection. The company regularly undertakes programmes of routine highway maintenance including carriageway/footway patching, highway improvement schemes and an element of privately funded work attached […]

ITS (UK) calls for fair play for SMEs

Large highways and transport businesses are being urged to ensure that they treat small and medium enterprises fairly when delivering major contracts. The UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems industry association ITS (UK) has heard from some of its smaller members that there have been occasions the SMEs have been used to add expertise in a large […]

TfL announces safety ban of e-scooters on transport network

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that all privately-owned e-scooters and e-unicycles, including those that can be folded or carried, will be banned on London’s transport network from Monday 13 December. This is the result of safety concerns about these items following recent fires on TfL premises & services. Customers in possession of such devices […]

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