Sustainable transport in Glasgow gets £12.8m boost

Sustainable transport in Glasgow is to receive a £12.8m cash injection after the council secured funding from a number of national and regional schemes. The funding will go towards a range of projects including improving the bus corridor on Renfield Street, supporting the work on the city’s emerging active travel network and encouraging people to […]

<strong>Rainbow crossings and beyond — street design makes LGBTQIA+ people feel safer</strong> 

By Graham Read, Design Manager, and Progress Pride Network co-lead, Sustrans  As LGBTQIA+ people, we hide aspects of ourselves, code-switching, behaving, dressing and even walking differently to blend in and not become a target for abuse.   We’re often hyper-aware of ourselves, our environment and those around us.   I’ve heard it referred to as constantly risk assessing. It’s […]

<strong>Road retexturing solution helps achieve carbon savings</strong>

VolkerHighways recently collaborated with WJ Group and West Berkshire Council to raise skid resistance levels to improve the safety of roads across West Berkshire while dramatically reducing the volume of carbon emissions produced to carry out the works. Over time, traffic causes the skid resistance on asphalted roads to reduce. To tackle this, VolkerHighways partnered […]

New Non-Executive Director appointed at National Highways

Diego Oliva has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of National Highways, the company announced today. National Highways is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving more than 4,300 miles of England’s motorways and major A-roads. Diego brings a wealth of experience in global leadership roles in the technology sector, having spent six years as Regional […]

Bedford Borough Council Issues Nearly 500 Tickets for Illegal Parking Outside Schools

Bedford Borough Council Parking Patrol has already issued 483 parking fines  to people parked illegally outside local schools since they started visiting schools during drop off and pick up. Introduced in November 2021 the Parking Patrol vehicle visits schools around the Borough during drop off and pick up times. Fines are issued to parents parked […]

New Glenigan research indicates EV infrastructure needs to accelerate to meet surging demand

Glenigan, one of the construction industry’s leading insight experts, has released EV Infrastructure and Charging: Increasing Opportunities for Operators and Installers. This proprietary report explores the state of the nation’s electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, offering a contemporary snapshot of how the UK is supporting the rise of EVs for commercial and residential use through the […]

<strong>Moray Macdonald named as new Chair of Trustees at Sustrans</strong>

Sustrans, the charity making it easier for people to walk, wheel, and cycle, has announced that Moray Macdonald has been selected as its new Chair of Trustees. Moray, who currently sits on the Board, replaces outgoing chair Lynne Berry CBE who is stepping down after four and half years. He brings with him over 25 […]

Rennicks OGPS supports NY Highways with its net zero carbon reduction programme

Two Rennicks Off Grid Power Solutions (OGPS) have been installed at NYHighways to help them meet their environmental goals both now and in the future.   Sustainability is naturally (and quite rightly) at the top of many agendas – including that of NYHighways, North Yorkshire County Council’s maintenance provider which is wholly owned by the […]

Tarmac highlights sustainability performance with 2021 report launch

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has highlighted its commitment to creating a more sustainable built environment with the online publication of its new 2021 Sustainability Report. The report sets out the positive progress the business has been making against its key targets, including the ways that whole-life thinking is […]

Suffolk: A case study for the Quiet Lanes initiative

Collaboration between district, parish and county councils has enabled over 350 Suffolk country roads (over 400K) to be designated as Quiet Lanes.   It’s a nationally recognised designation for narrow, rural roads which can be shared with walkers, horse riders, cyclists and other road users.  All Quiet Lanes are marked with green signs at either […]


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