£8.6m cycle route underway in Coventry

Work has started on a 6km cycleway running from the east of the city that will provide a boost to sustainable travel options in the region, enabling more people to cycle on their journeys. The segregated cycle route will allow people to safely travel by bike from the city centre to University Hospital Coventry and […]

Workplace challenge to boost active travel

Workplaces in Leicester & Leicestershire are being pitted against each other for a fun challenge to see who can get the most staff to leave their cars at home.  The Let’s Go – Betterpoints Workplace Challenge is inviting anyone who travels to work to walk, run, wheel, ride or use public transport to help their team climb […]

Is it time to rethink unsustainable road expenditure?

Twenty odd years ago, when the Labour Party was in power, the Tories were accusing them of a war on motorists. Yet once the Tories were relieved of the shackles of the Coalition in 2015 it didn’t take long for George Osborne, the then Chancellor, to create the first Road Infrastructure Strategy allowing billions of pounds to […]

Lancashire sets out £20 million programme for its roads, streetlights and bridges

Lancashire County Council has unveiled a £20m programme of investment to support vital transport infrastructure. The fund will be considered the council’s cabinet and includes spending on roads, streetlights, and bridges over the next 12 months. Almost £12m of that sum is earmarked for resurfacing roads and preventing potholes appearing, with the county’s highways teams […]

Government says no to Lincolnshire’s roads cash plea for missing millions

Lincolnshire County Council has received a letter confirming its roads maintenance grant allocation for 2022/23 remains £12m less than 2019/20. In the 2019/20 financial year, Lincolnshire was allocated £51m maintenance funding. This was cut down to just under £39m for 2021/22 and will remain at this level until 2025 according to the Department for Transport. […]

Sustrans appoint James Cleeton as London Director

Sustrans has announced that James Cleeton is its new London Director, following an extensive recruitment and selection process. Mr Cleeton most recently held the post of Sustrans Interim London Director and was formerly our England South Director. He’s been a Sustrans colleague since 2012 and brings 20 years’ worth of experience in the environmental sector.  As Director […]

Transport Scotland launches new app to help young people access free bus travel

Its Transport Scot Pass Collect application enables them to transfer passes for free bus travel onto their National Entitlement Card (NEC) or a non-Young Scot branded NEC without having to apply for a replacement card. Transport Scotland said that approximately 140,000 existing card holders are anticipated to benefit from the application, and it will make it faster […]

Work begins to upgrade safety barriers on motorway

National Highways is starting work on a series of enhancements on more than 60 miles of dynamic hard shoulder motorway across the country by upgrading the central reservation safety barriers. The steel central reservation is being replaced with a more modern, concrete barrier, which is even stronger than the metal ones and helps to significantly […]


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