Government rejects LTC “smart motorway” objection

The government has dismissed a campaign group’s suggestion that the Lower Thames Crossing should be included in the government’s pause on “smart motorways”.  Last week, the Thames Crossing Action Group wrote to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, National Highways Chief Executive, Nick Harris, the Transport Select Committee, the Office of Rail & Road, and various other Department for Transport […]

Wallingford Central in Oxfordshire becomes latest 20mph pilot site

Wallingford Central has become the third 20mph pilot scheme to be unveiled in Oxfordshire. Oxfordshire County Council completed the work earlier this month as part of its plans to reduce the speed of the majority of the county’s 30mph roads to 20mph, where suitable and when supported by local residents. It followed the installation of […]

Cornwall Council starts consultation on A3071 road safety improvements

A major road between St Just and Penzance in Cornwall has Residents and local stakeholders, including councillors and the emergency services, are being asked for their views on proposals for new safety measures on a busy stretch of road between St Just and Penzance. The Council successfully bid for government funding from the Safer Roads […]

DfT officially launches Active Travel England

The Department for Transport has officially launched its new executive agency, Active Travel England (ATE), which will be responsible for active travel spend and measuring performance. ATE will manage the national active travel budget, awarding funding for projects which meet the new national standards set out in 2020. It will inspect finished schemes and ask for […]


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