Prime Minister to give local leaders power to breathe new life into high streets

The Levelling up and Regeneration Bill, expected to be unveiled in the Queen’s speech next week, will provide local leaders with the powers they need to revitalise town centres. Currently shops can stand empty for years, blighting the high street and wasting opportunities for new jobs. New legislation will enable local leaders to force landlords […]

Scottish men shunning bus option

Men in Scotland are almost twice as likely to use their car for journeys that they know they could take the bus for compared to their female counterparts and are less likely to feel guilty about it. This is according to a survey providing a snapshot view of Scotland’s travel behaviours commissioned by First Bus […]

More than 23,500 speeding drivers caught by Devon & Cornwall’s first 20mph camera

The first 20mph speed camera in Devon and Cornwall has already detected more than 23,500 speeding motorists – before even being switched on. The figure has prompted a warning from both the police and council ahead of the camera becoming fully operational today (Monday 9 May). During a test period prior to activation, the Jenoptik […]

Stoke-on-Trent Council to spend nearly £5 million on transport schemes this year

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has set out how it will spend £4.65 million on a raft of transport schemes this year. The council’s local transport plan (LTP) capital programme for 2022/23 includes projects to boost road safety outside schools, improve busy junctions and provide better pedestrian and cycling links. Every year, the council will prioritise transport […]

Work starts on major neighbourhood cycling route improvements in Leicester

Work has started on a major new neighbourhood cycling route in Leicester as part of a government-backed citywide programme of investment in sustainable transport. Leicester City Council is investing £1.8million to improve a 2.5km route along Blackbird Road, Parker Drive and Beaumont Leys Lane, to help encourage more people to make the shift to walking […]

New multi-million pound investment in walking and cycling throughout Liverpool city centre

Almost £13.5m is to be spent improving routes across the city after Liverpool Council approved the receipt of a grant from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA). The funds are from the investment it received from the government’s Levelling Up fund. Cllr Pam Thomas, Liverpool Council cabinet member for equality, diversity and inclusion, said the new scheme […]


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