Blackburn set for a £6.75million programme of road maintenance and improvements

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council will spend the cash on 74 projects and a schedule of repainting white lines and repairing signs. The schemes to be undertaken in 2022/23 include a new link road, junction improvements and a boost to walking and cycling routes. Plans for how the money will be spent are outlined in […]

Mayor announces plans to expand Ultra Low Emission Zone London-wide

London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has said he is asking TfL to consult on expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone London-wide in 2023, whilst at the same ruling out the Clean Air Charge and the Greater London Boundary Charge. The Mayor has already taken ground-breaking action to tackle pollution, carbon emissions and congestion in London since 2016, but […]

Jenoptik delivers eight new cameras to improve Scottish road safety

Analysis of evidence on injury collisions and speeding across Scotland’s roads has led to the identification of eight locations for the installation of new safety cameras. Transport Scotland says that, to ensure consistency when selecting new safety camera sites, a safety camera site prioritisation review is undertaken each year, with the exercise involving a review […]

Manual for Smart Streets explained

One of the authors of a major new reference document for local authorities to make their roads more efficient has issued a blog post explaining more about it. Mobility Integration Team Lead at Connected Places Catapult, Daniel Hobbs, is working with colleagues and the Transport Technology Forum on the Manual for Smart Streets, which highlights […]

IBI and egis take over Traffic Scotland contract

MOBIIE Limited, an IBI Group and Egis Joint Venture, takes on a five-year contract to operate the Traffic Scotland National Control Centre and manage the Scottish Trunk road network today, overseeing more than 2,175 miles (3,500 km) of roads including the key inter-city motorways. Previous operator Amey will now operate, maintain and upgrade motorway and […]

Roads “made safer” by TWM speed signs

Manchester-based TWM Traffic Control Systems says residents of the Wirral have seen improvements to local road safety thanks to newly installed electronic vehicle-activated signage. TWM, which is part of The Pilot Group, secured a three-year deal with Wirral Council to introduce a solution that would help to improve speed awareness and make roads across the […]

New service station owner promises EV charging accelaration

Leading UK motorway service area operator Roadchef is being acquired by a fund managed by Macquarie Asset Management, which is committing to develop and accelerate the rollout of fast-charging infrastructure for electric vehicles across its estate. Roadchef has 30 locations across the UK motorway network serving more than 52 million customers every year, providing rest […]

Poll suggests drivers want cameras to check tax, insurance and MOT

The UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, has issued research it says highlights to police, councils and safety partnerships that the overwhelming majority of UK motorists support the use of safety camera technology to check for insurance, MOT and road tax offences. Research conducted by the charity in the annual Safety Culture Report, […]

Thousands of noisy cars identified by acoustic cameras in London borough

Acoustic cameras installed last June in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have identified almost 10,000 vehicles at four locations, with 289 motorists driving at more than 100 decibels. The Sunday Times reports that the noisiest, a Lamborghini, recorded 112.9dB, compared to the legal limit of 72dBs for cars registered since 2016. The report […]


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