Proposals to trial six new traffic filters in Oxford announced

A consultation on proposals to introduce six trial traffic filters in Oxford will start on 5 September. Traffic filters are part of Oxfordshire County Council’s central Oxfordshire travel plan and are designed to reduce traffic, make bus journeys faster and make walking and cycling safer. The scheme will be enforced using automatic number plate recognition […]

Bath and North East Somerset Council to use low emission thermal road repair technology

A new carbon-saving alternative to traditional methods of repairing roads is being used by Bath & North East Somerset Council to help deliver its commitment to tackling the climate and ecological emergency. Bath and North East Somerset Council have invested in a thermal road repair system to help significantly reduce emissions as it improves and […]

National Highways set to invest £280,000 on community projects in Staffordshire

National Highways is to fund £280,000 worth of community projects in a Staffordshire town which will protect schoolchildren and pedestrians, support businesses and ease parking problems. New school crossings are planned and there will be extra parking at a busy community square in Stafford after money was saved on the nearby upgrade of the M6 […]

National Highways starts search for innovations that will help reduce the impact of roadworks

A new innovation competition intended to reduce the impact of roadworks on drivers, local businesses and communities has been launched by National Highways in collaboration with Connected Places Catapult. The competition will look for innovations that make a difference for road users, communities and businesses impacted by roadworks National Highways is seeking new technology, products […]

Lancashire County Council and Atkins complete new trial using software-based machine learning to analyse pinch points to improve bus services

Lancashire County Council and Atkins have announced the completion of a trial of Alchera’s Pinch Point Analysis Tool across 59 junctions of East Lancashire. The tool is a software-based machine learning application that identifies and helps to lessen the impact of bus pinch points on the network, ultimately making buses faster and more reliable. This […]

Graphene Trial taking place in Essex to create longer-lasting road surfaces

A new trial which could revolutionise the way public highways are resurfaced has begun in Essex. Those behind the project hope the addition of a new strengthening compound to traditional surfacing material could increase the lifespan of roads by up to double, greatly reducing future maintenance – and the associated traffic delays – as well […]

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