Government agrees £200m deal to keep Transport for London services running

The Government has agreed a fourth extraordinary funding settlement for Transport for London worth £200m, allowing the capital’s transport network to continue to operate. The settlement will run until 24 June, which the government says reaffirms its commitment to the network as it recovers from the pandemic and continues to work towards long-term financial sustainability. […]

Roads a significant part of Argyll and Bute’s budget

Roads, schools, bins, public toilets and the local economy – all benefit from investment in the budget set today by Argyll and Bute Council for 2022/23. Council Leader, Councillor Robin Currie said: “We listen to our communities. This budget invests in what people tell us matters most to them. “We are increasing investment in our […]

Green light for Glasgow’s active travel network

Plans to build a City Network of active travel infrastructure for all parts of Glasgow have been approved by the council’s City Administration Committee. Intended to support a crucial shift to walking, wheeling and cycling as part of the wider effort to reduce the city’s carbon footprint and improve air quality, the plans will add […]

Extra £59m to be added to Shropshire Council’s highways budget

An extra £59m will be added to Shropshire Council’s highways budget in the next four years – after the council’s financial strategy was approved this week. It follows the addition of £8m to this year’s highways budget, agreed at a meeting of Full Council last July – making a total increase of £67m. The additional […]

Scottish parliament committee considers M8 “green corridor” plan

Scotland’s Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee has asked for a more detailed submission about an idea to look at reducing the impact of the M8 in the centre of Glasgow. Glasgow World reports the committee is considering a petition to look at various scenarios, in particular the complete removal of the motorway and repurposing […]

TfL says new data shows ‘pedestrian priority’ signal success

Transport for London has published new data that shows how Green Person Authority traffic signals could be used to make walking in the capital safer and easier. In May 2021, TfL installed the new technology at 18 crossings across London. These priority signals show a continuous green signal to pedestrians until a vehicle is detected […]

Academics fear driverless cars’ negative environmental effect

Two academics are warning that, if implemented badly, driverless vehicles might harm the environment rather than improve it. Writing in “The Conversation”, University of California Director Giovanni Circella and Professional Researcher Scott Hardman, who both spend their working lives studying automated vehicle technology, say that their research teams assessed the real-life impacts that automated vehicles […]

National Highways makes LTC a “pathfinder” in move toward carbon-neutral construction

National Highways has designated the Lower Thames Crossing a ‘pathfinder’ project that will explore carbon-neutral construction as part of its efforts to make the new crossing the greenest road ever built in the UK. The proposed Lower Thames Crossing will almost double road capacity across the Thames east of London, and as a pathfinder project, […]

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