Ryan Hood re-elected as ITS (UK) Chair

The Chair of the UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems Industry Association, Ryan Hood, has been re-elected for a third year. The Society’s Annual General Meeting also approved Karla Jakeman of Innovate UK to continue as Vice Chair.  The topical directors are: International Director: Niosha Kayhani of Cubic Transportation Systems, Membership Director: Graeme Scott of IBI, Early […]

Extensive highways and transport improvements under way in Peterborough

Extensive work to improve to roads, pavements, street lighting, bridges and public transport in Peterborough is under way. The enhancements, which also include pothole repairs, are part of Peterborough City Council’s Local Transport Programme of Work for 2022/23 which has recently been approved. The programme is being funded by over £5 million from the Department […]

Sustainable Transport ‘Unconference’ set to return in September

The volunteer run ‘Unconference’ Mobility Camp returns for its 5th year in September. Taking place in Bristol on Thursday 29th September, Mobility Camp is an annual ‘unconference’ that brings together transport planners, modellers, engineers, technologists, social activists, academics, and others interested in discussing and coming up with solutions to ongoing challenges in the transport sector. […]

Highways Voices looks ahead to the ITS European Congress in Toulouse

In a couple of weeks, Highways Voices will be back out and about bringing you chat from the ITS European Congress in the French city of Toulouse. The podcasts are thanks to the generous support of SWARCO and Nota. Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Pocket Casts and never miss an episode! In this […]

Ban on pavement parking would encourage more people to walk and wheel

A ban on pavement parking would encourage more people to walk and wheel, according to a new report by Sustrans. Its Walking and Cycling Index (formerly Bike Life) is the UK’s biggest ever study of walking, wheeling and cycling. It highlights the issue of pavement parking in urban areas across the UK and Ireland, and […]

New project will restore heritage cycle route in Leicester

Tree-lined cycle tracks that were first designed and built in the 1930s are set to be restored as part of a new project to improve walking and cycling routes in Leicester. Leicester City Council has been awarded nearly £2.2million by the Department for Transport after a successful bid to its new agency, Active Travel England […]

Argo AI begins driverless operations in two American cities

The Ford and VW-backed autonomous vehicle technology company Argo AI has started driverless operations in the American cities of Miami, Florida and Austin, Texas. These are two of the eight global cities in which it is currently developing its technology.  “Argo is first to go driverless in two major American cities, safely operating amongst heavy […]

Fixing London’s bridges and tunnels could cost £35 million

It’s being forecast that fixing London’s tunnels and bridges will cost Transport for London more than £35m by financial year 2024/2025. London’s financial newspaper City AM reports that documents prepared of the next TfL committee meeting showing the transport body has set aside £6.8m for interim and reactive safety measures during the coming financial year, […]

National Highways to upgrade A12 and A14 road surfaces

The A12 and the A14 in the East of England are set to receive upgrades thanks to a £200million investment from National Highways. The East Anglian Daily Times reports that over the next 12 months, parts of the A14 and the A12 will be resurfaced in an attempt to “create a smoother road surface, reduce noise for […]


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