Sustrans publishes evaluation of temporary active travel programme

The findings of a comprehensive analysis of the temporary active travel fund, Spaces for People, have been published by Sustrans’ Research and Monitoring Unit. Spaces for People was a flagship Scottish Government programme launched at the start of 2020, early in the Covid-19 pandemic, to enable people to make essential journeys and exercise during lockdown. Funded […]

Another 12,500 streetlights to be converted to LED lighting in Shropshire

Shropshire Council is to begin work next month to convert a further 12,500 streetlights to LED lighting in the next 12 months. Since 2013, over 7,900 of the more than 20,000 lights owned by the council have been converted from conventional ‘sodium discharge’ lighting to LED lighting. In October an accelerated programme of work will […]

Councillors endorse the Leeds Safe Roads Vision Zero 2040 Strategy

Councillors of Leeds City Council Executive Board have confirmed support to adopt a new Leeds Safe Roads Vision Zero 2040 Strategy. In March 2022 Leeds Safe Roads Partnership, chaired by Leeds City Council, launched a consultation that asked the people of Leeds to comment on a strategy, developed by the Leeds Safe Roads Partnership, to […]

Torbay launches road safety campaign with students at South Devon College

Torbay Council has launched a new road safety campaign at South Devon College. Organised in partnership with Vision Zero South West, the event was also supported by Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and Devon Air Ambulance. More than 350 students and staff attended the specially organised event throughout the […]

North Yorkshire trials new tech to stay ahead in winter roads maintenance

State-of-the-art technology is due to be employed to monitor North Yorkshire’s vast network of roads throughout the winter months to help ensure routes can be kept open during severe weather. Artificial intelligence, computer modelling and live data as well as cutting-edge sensors to check road surface temperatures and moisture levels will be used to closely […]

London’s Transport Commissioner Andy Byford set to leave TfL

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that London’s Transport Commissioner, Andy Byford, will be leaving the organisation to resume life in the United States, having delivered against the priorities he set at the start of his tenure – to get the Elizabeth line opened without any further delay, and to lead TfL out of the […]


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