Community-led liveable neighbourhood plans strive to reduce car dependency in Glasgow

Glasgow’s Liveable Neighbourhoods are set to reduce the city’s car dependency by transforming streets into safer, more attractive spaces where everyday needs can be met locally and where people travelling actively and by public transport are prioritised. The climate crisis and recent pandemic have brought to the fore the importance of local public space. As […]

Bracknell Forest Council awards residents through the Eco Rewards app

Eco Rewards, an active travel incentive scheme, has made it even easier for Bracknell Forest residents to record their green journeys using the new Eco Rewards app. Users can simply scan a QR code at over 80 locations across the borough whilst on a walk, run, bike ride or when using the bus or train to […]

Opinion: New electric vehicle charging regulations-what we need to tell drivers

By Charlie O’Donoghue, Head of UK Products at Easee Every month the latest statistics on electric vehicle ownership in the UK are published. In the first six months of 2022, more than 115,000 battery-powered cars and vans hit Britain’s roads according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. From small family hatchbacks to fleets […]

Leading ITS solutions in line for awards at October ceremony

A “revolutionary” journey time application, seamlessly integrated flood warning system, an innovative approach to journey planning for over 65s and a new way for people to pay their bridge tolls are all in line to win a prestigious ITS (UK) Award at the Society’s flagship President’s Dinner in October. The Intelligent Transport Systems industry association’s […]

Extensive maintenance scheme to begin on Sutton Bank

Sutton Bank on the A170 between Helmsley and Thirsk is set to undergo the most extensive maintenance programme in its recent history, according to North Yorkshire Council. NY Highways teams will survey the entire slope, stabilise the south hairpin bend to prevent landslips and carry out essential maintenance on the rock face to prevent any […]

National Highways publishes road safety review

National Highways has published its latest casualty figures for the Strategic Road Network covering the year 2020. The figures show that in 2020, the number of those killed or seriously injured onthe SRN fell notably following fluctuations since 2012. This can in part be attributed to lower traffic flows during Covid lockdowns. This pattern has […]

TfL Board to discuss funding next week

Transport for London’s board is set to meet next Tuesday to discuss the government’s long-term funding deal. London’s financial paper City AM says TfL has confirmed the meeting will take place, but it remains unclear whether the board will accept the proposal made by transport secretary Grant Shapps on 22 July. TfL has been negotiating […]

Balfour Beatty Living Places launches Operational Control Hub

Highways maintenance, street lighting and public realm services provider for local authorities across the UK, Balfour Beatty Living Places, has opened the doors to its new Operational Control Hub located at its depot in Millbrook, Southampton. Working alongside Southampton City Council, the Operational Control Hub uses the latest in innovative technologies and systems designed in-house, […]

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