Private e-scooters could soon be legal on public roads

Private e-scooters could soon be legal to ride on public roads, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has suggested. According to the Press Association, Mr Shapps is keen for the legislation to be included in the Queen’s Speech on May 10. Currently, e-scooters can only be legally used on England’s roads if they are part of trials […]

Nottinghamshire County Council to trial buses on demand with no fixed route

County Councillors are meeting next week to discuss proposals to launch Demand Responsive Transport services in Nottinghamshire. Members of the Transport and Environment Committee will also receive an update on the announcement of further Government funding to support the bus sector, including indicative Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) funding. Following its successful bid for £1.5 […]

Norfolk County Council working on ‘alternative’ road materials to help cut emissions

Norfolk County Council is working with the company that maintains its road network to produce some ‘environmentally-friendly alternatives to asphalt and similar materials, as part of plans to cut the county’s carbon emissions. Experts are looking to come up with new materials to use in highway maintenance. Norse Highways manage and maintain about 6,000 miles of […]

Over 27,000 potholes repaired in Shropshire in past 12 months

Shropshire Council has reported that it has repaired more than 27,000 potholes on the county’s roads in the year from March 2021 to March 2022. In total, 27,109 were treated – an increase of 16% on the previous year – with the number of outstanding potholes falling from 8,415 to 4,599 in the same period. […]

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