Scottish Government appoints ambassador for active travel

The Scottish Government has appointed Lee Craigie as the new Ambassador for Active Travel. As part of a significant expansion of investment in walking, wheeling and cycling, the Scottish Government is currently reviewing how its programmes are planned and delivered.  As an evolution of her previous role as Active Nation Commissioner, Lee has agreed to […]

Programme to increase active travel in Cambridgeshire set to begin

A programme of Active Travel (Tranche 2) projects, to encourage walking and cycling across Cambridgeshire, is set to be delivered in the next few months. The delivery of the projects follows an earlier trial which led to a series of cycling and walking schemes being introduced during the pandemic. These were funded by the Government […]

Cheshire West and Chester Borough start search for contractor for highway works

Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council have started the search via a tender which could be worth up to £400m across the length of the contract. The council is looking to appoint a contractor on an initial seven year contract, worth around £20 million each year with the possibility of two four-year extensions on top, […]

Soaring costs put council road work budgets at risk

Council’s across England have warned that highways repairs could be delayed as costs continue to rise England’s largest councils have warned they will be forced to delay repairs to local roads and infrastructure as spiralling inflation adds over £1.5bn to their costs. To balance budgets – as they are legally required to – and control […]

Technology at the heart of transport – Sarah Sharples on this week’s Highways Voices

“I think when it was first brought in as a role to government departments, the Chief Scientific Adviser was expected to be the wise expert who knew everything about science,” says the Department for Transport’s Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Sarah Sharples on this week’s Highways Voices podcast. “I hope I don’t disappoint you, I don’t […]

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