Surrey County Council set to trial speed limits of 20 and 30mph on roads

Surrey County Council will deliver a series of pilot speed limits at 20 and 30mph on roads that have 60mph limits. These trials will take place across approximately 80 square miles from Guilford to Dorking. Matt Furniss, cabinet member for transport, infrastructure and economy at Surrey County Council said: “This project is an important opportunity […]

New community travel fund to tackle loneliness with transport

A new grant fund has been launched by Devon County Council to tackle loneliness through transport. The Connecting You Community Grants Fund will provide grants to projects and organisations to help connect people to activities that help address loneliness. The fund is open for applications from projects and charities across Devon. Grants are available to fund specific […]

Newport Council would not support tolls on M4 in the city

Newport Council has said it would not support tolls being introduced on the M4 in the city, despite Welsh Government proposals for bringing in charging schemes. The government’s new National Transport Delivery Plan sets out its intentions for the next five years. Ministers believe “road user charging” schemes are one potential way of encouraging people […]

New research in the US links higher street-level traffic-related air pollution with increased health care costs at hospitals

) A new study published in the journal Atmospheric Environment has found that long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution is associated with higher health care costs for older adults.  Scientists from Environmental Defense Fund and Kaiser Permanente Division of Research analyzed data from their joint study of block-by-block study of air pollution in Oakland, CA as well as five […]

£15 million Traffic Signals Challenge Funding already improving journeys

Travellers across England are enjoying more efficient and greener journeys thanks to a range of improvements to traffic signals funded by a grant from the Department for Transport. 39 authorities have received either £250,000 or £500,000 in extra maintenance allocation, improving traffic signals to tackle road user safety, air pollution and congestion. For example, in […]

National Highways focusses on Cornish home produce on greener A30 road upgrade

Cornwall’s very own china clay mining industry is playing a big part in the construction of National Highways’ major A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross upgrade.  The government-owned company says sustainability and reducing the carbon footprint are key drivers behind construction of the 8.7-mile dualling scheme, and to that end contractors Costain Jacobs and supply chain […]


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