Number of cyclists has overtaken motorists on A-roads, says DfT

The number of cyclists has surpassed that of motorists on several UK A-roads, according to Department for Transport (DfT) data for 2020. In London, 87% of traffic on sections of Lambeth Road consists of cyclists while in the City, Royal Mints Street has registered 81% of cycling traffic, the Sunday Times reported. Other four locations […]

Panorama links Traffic Police reduction with road death toll

The failure to reduce road deaths over the past decade is being linked to a cut in the number of dedicated traffic police officers. The Press Association reports that BBC’s Panorama today (17 January) has found that there’s been a 15% fall in how many officers are tasked with enforcing road laws full-time since 2016, […]

Westminster launches a series of Schools Streets trials

Westminster City Council in London has announced it is launching ‘School Streets’ trials at a number of schools in Westminster, aiming to create safer spaces around schools during school drop-off and collection times, to encourage pupils to walk, cycle and scooter on school journeys. It explains it’s a key part of its ActiveWestminster strategy which […]

Campaigners call for LTC plans to be halted after smart motorway pause

Campaigners trying to stop the construction of the Lower Thames Crossing are claiming that the decision to pause the roll-out of smart motorways for five years means the new tunnel project should be halted too. The Thames Crossing Action Group members say that they understand crossing will be built to smart motorway standards and if […]

Majority in UK still uncomfortable about driverless vehicles

A study carried out as part of the country’s first multi-city autonomous vehicle says that 55% of respondents would not feel comfortable using a self-driving car if given the opportunity, The survey by DG Cities canvassed the opinions of 2,500 people and found 44% think they’ll be less safe than traditional vehicles, compared with 30% […]

Invest in smarter materials for sustainable, right-first-time pothole repairs, says Tarmac

Tarmac is urging highways specialists top consider new approaches when it comes to achieving permanent, lomng-lasting pothole repairs. Talking on National Pothole Day (14th January), Tarmac said that with sustainability high on the agenda, it’s essential to make smarter choices when repairing potholes – helping to eliminate waste materials, avoid repeated cycles of failure and repair, and prevent unnecessary transport emissions.  According to the last Annual Local […]

WMG academic joins DfT’s Science Advisory Council

Dr Siddartha Khastgir from WMG, University of Warwick, has been appointed to be on the DfT’s Science Advisory Council, where he will advise on a wide range of science and engineering issues, such as enrolment of Autonomous Vehicles. The DfT’s Science Advisory Council provide the DfT with advice and challenge on key areas of science, […]

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