Oxfordshire County Council starts consultation on draft area travel plan

Oxfordshire County Council has launched its first draft area travel plan for public feedback following the adoption of its county-wide transport and connectivity plan, last month.  The Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP), adopted in July, sets the transport vision for the county and along with key targets including the development of area travel plans […]

Cumbria’s £150m Carlisle Southern Link Road goes out to tender in September

Cumbria County Council aims to award the contract for the building of the 8km Southern Link Road road in March 2023. Work on the Carlisle Southern Link Road, which the council estimates will cost around £150m, was originally set to begin this spring. The rising cost of materials, issues with supply chains and rising energy […]

Road maintenance method reducing carbon emissions in Dorset

As part of Dorset Council’s ‘green’ approach to highways maintenance, road retexturing is contributing to a reduction in emissions. Working with WJ Textureblast, the council has refreshed 67,000sqm of road surface this year – raising skid resistance to improve the safety of highway. Where appropriate, the sustainable solution eliminates the need to resurface a road […]

National Highways to invest £196m into Midlands road schemes

National Highways has announced confirmation that it will invest in more than 140 road improvement schemes across the Midlands region with £196 million worth of investment. The work will cover projects on major trunk roads and motorways including M6, M5, M1 and A43. It said pedestrians and cyclists would also see the benefits of the […]

Walking, wheeling and cycling to be offered on prescription in nationwide trial

Social prescriptions, including walking, wheeling and cycling, will be offered by GPs as part of a new trial to improve mental and physical health and reduce disparities across the country, the government has announced. The government has awarded £12.7 million in multi-year funding to 11 local authority areas in England. The funding will go towards several pilot […]

Binmen to drive Scottish children to school because of a shortage of bus drivers

Bin lorry drivers are being redeployed to drive pupils to school after a problem with bus contracts left more than 1,000 children without transport. The Daily Record reports around 1,400 pupils in North Lanarkshire were affected last week after Strathclyde Partnership for Transport was unable to put in place a number of school bus contracts […]

Frequently using sat nav is “bad for your brain”

Relying on GPS and turning off our own internal navigation systems may actually damage the brain and inhibit memory overall, according to a study by neurological researchers. The website BestLife reports a study published in the journal Scientific Reports looked at 50 drivers, and that those who used GPS more often had worse spatial memory — the […]

Green 2 partners with Bimble Solar

A company aiming to be the first zero-emission, fully sustainable two-person delivery business is working with Bimble Solar to help the company sustainably deliver solar panels to its customers. Green 2 Delivery has been set up to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to the fossil-fuel networks currently operated by others. It says its relationship with […]

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