Smogmobile visits Westminster to raise awareness of air pollution

A cutting-edge ‘Smogmobile’ will be visiting Westminster for London Climate Action Week to raise awareness of air pollution and to discourage idling in the city. Westminster Council’s Smart City and Climate Emergency teams have partnered with Enviro Technology, who have created a mobile air quality monitoring lab which can track emissions in real time both inside and […]

Greater Manchester makes its case for investment-led, non charging Clean Air Plan

The case for a new investment-led, non-charging Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan has been published. The Case for a new Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan: Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan to tackle Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside sets out evidence supporting an investment-led, non-charging Clean Air Plan as the best solution to address the roadside nitrogen dioxide […]

Chris Boardman appointed National Active Travel Commissioner on a permanent basis

Chris Boardman MBE, has been appointed National Active Travel Commissioner on a permanent basis. Chris Boardman will continue to inspire the nation into getting about on foot and by bike after being appointed as permanent National Active Travel Commissioner alongside several other senior officials, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced today (28 June 2022). Chris, […]

New TravelEssex identity launched to unify bus network in Essex

A new bus identity, TravelEssex, is being launched today to help the transport network build back from Covid 19 and encourage people to swap from car to bus. TravelEssex has been introduced to provide the network with a consistent, strong identity to build residents confidence in using bus services. Essex County Council has worked with […]

Public to be consulted about road safety plan in Midlothian

Midlothian Council will be asking the public about improving road safety including introducing 20mph speed limits in towns and villages. At the full Council meeting this week, councillors approved the public consultation, which will also include asking about cutting speed on identified roads. Midlothian Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for roads, Councillor Douglas Bowen said: […]

Lincolnshire Police trial electronic monitoring of disqualified drivers

Lincolnshire Police has received £80k funding from The Road Safety Trust to assess whether electronic monitoring technology can reduce the risk to road users caused by persistent disqualified drivers. The Road Safety Trust, dedicated to achieving zero deaths and serious injuries on UK roads, awarded over £1million of funding for technology-focussed road safety projects through […]

Further work to take place on Forth Road Bridge this summer

Work to refurbish and maintain the Forth Road Bridge will continue this summer with a project to renew the waterproofing and surfacing on its approach viaducts. Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will carry out the works under a series of lane and carriageway closures from Wednesday 29 June until the end of October: One […]

Attracting the next generation – Steve Spender of the IHE on Highways Voices

“We constantly monitor and we survey our members in terms of what they think they need in terms of training, and we look at the sector, find out where the sector is, is identifying training needs are required,” explains Institute of Highway Engineers CEO Steve Spender on this week’s Highways Voices as he discusses training […]

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