New Local Improvement Budget drives new road safety schemes across Birmingham

Birmingham City Council is announcing the first set of transport schemes to be developed from its new Local Improvement Budget fund. Responding to local safety concerns, the first work funded from the new budget will be to close off the pedestrian subway near Lily Road and the Swan Centre, Yardley. This highway improvement will be followed by others which local residents […]

Budget to make the county greener, fairer and healthier Oxfordshire agreed

Budget proposals for 2022/23 to help make the county greener, fairer and healthier along with careful plans to meet current and future financial challenges have been finalised and agreed by Oxfordshire County Council. The county council’s budget is focused on its nine strategic priorities, with the need to tackle climate change being very prominent throughout […]

Plans shared for transformation of York Active Travel routes

City of York Council has produced a detailed report on its latest Active Travel Programme which includes over £3.3 million worth of investment in walking and cycling infrastructure. The report will be shared at the council’s Executive Member for Transport Decision Session next week. This follows the government’s announcement regarding the creation of a new body, Active Travel […]

Bus operators need extended emergency funding to avoid radical cuts in services

Almost a third of bus services in England could be cutwithin weeks if the government does not make “critical decisions” to extend emergency funding, bus operators have warned. Bus services were supported by grants during the pandemic when customers were advised to avoid unnecessary travel, but funding is due to expire on 5 April, with passenger numbers still […]

Councils warn they will have to scale back road maintenance as local authorities could face a £500m funding reduction

England’s largest county and rural councils could lose almost £500m in local roads maintenance funding by April this year, despite the government’s commitment to tackling the scourge of potholes. The County Councils Network’s (CCN) analysis of indicative roads maintenance funding reveals for county and rural councils outside of England’s major cities and urban areas could […]

One in six speeding offences “cancelled”

More than one in six speeding offences detected by police forces in England and Wales ends up being cancelled, according to analysis by the RAC Foundation of the latest official data. During 2020-21, a total of 2,426,950 cases of speeding were recorded by constabularies in the two countries and later reported to the Home Office. […]

TfGM celebrates Salford pedal power

Representatives from Salford City Council, the University of Salford and Transport for Greater Manchester have taken a bike trip to mark three months since Greater Manchester’s new cycle hire scheme launched in Salford. The visit saw Councillor Mike McCusker, Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development and Councillor Jake Rowland joined by Bec Bennett, Head […]

More LTC consultation days announced

National Highways has announced it’ll be holding four drop-in community events over the next few weeks where people living near the proposed Lower Thames Crossing can find out the latest project updates and ask questions. Planners will be providing information on proposed new or improved paths for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, as well as […]


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