McLean and Barton get top jobs at TfL

Transport for London has confirmed new senior leadership appointments, which the organisation says ensures it is in good shape to continue supporting London’s economic recovery. Following an open recruitment campaign Rachel McLean has been appointed to the role of managing Chief Finance Officer. Rachel is currently the CFO for Crossrail and Finance Director for Operations, […]

New TfGM road safety campaign calls on drivers to ‘See the Rider Not the Bike’

​Safer Roads Greater Manchester has launched a new campaign calling on drivers to play their part in ensuring people using a cycle are kept safe from harm. The ‘See The Rider Not The Bike’ campaign uses images of people going about everyday journeys and reminds motorists of the requirement for them to leave at least […]

Oxfordshire County Council extends Oxford’s trial of e-scooters

E-scooters in Oxford are now available for hire 24 hours a day in a move that will help users, including busy shift workers, to keep moving easily throughout the day and night. Since launching, journeys made using the trial e-scooters are estimated to have replaced around 150,000 equivalent car journeys. Councillor Andrew Gant, Cabinet Member […]

Here-and-now connected vehicle solutions demonstrated in major TTF event

The Transport Technology Forum’s Connected Vehicle working group has shown off a range of connected vehicle services that can make roads cleaner, safer and more efficient. The SPATULA event at the UTAC Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire featured demonstrations of existing connected solutions that could be used on the highway. These consisted of services that […]

Solihull’s new active travel route shortlisted for national award

A new segregated route into Solihull town centre which protects pedestrians, joggers and cyclists has been shortlisted for a national award. The 3km Active Travel route along the A34 to Solihull town centre, incorporating Blossomfield Road, uses Department for Transport funding which was made available in response to the reduction in car use during the […]

Shropshire cabinet to consider closure of Bridgnorth and Hodnet highways depots

Shropshire Council’s Cabinet will next week [19 October 2022] be asked to approve the permanent closure of the council’s highways depots in Bridgnorth and Hodnet. Operational activity was temporarily stopped at the two depots in May 2021, to review health and safety and environmental concerns, with some areas requiring urgent and substantial repair to bring them back into use. In particular the […]

National Highways plans LTC Carbon Academy to “futureproof” skills

National Highways has announced a digital Carbon Academy as part of a new strategy to give local people and businesses work and training on the Lower Thames Crossing, which it says “will leave a legacy of green skills helping the region become a world-leader in low-carbon construction”.  It says the Lower Thames Crossing will provide […]

TfL to restart work on schemes to make streets “healthier and safer”

Transport for London has announced that it will restart work on paused schemes to make the capital’s roads safer and more attractive for those walking and cycling, following vital investment being secured as part of the latest funding agreement with Government.     TfL was forced to pause some of its investment in walking and cycling […]

Audi demonstrates V2X cycling safety technology

Audi has demonstrated Connected Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) technology showing a variety of use cases which offer the potential to reduce the likelihood of collisions between vehicles and cyclists. The technology, which uses cellular communications between a vehicle and its surroundings, including road users, traffic features, or other vehicles, such as traffic lights, crossings, road […]

Met Police chief says Just Stop Oil protestors “aren’t disruptive enough” to shut down

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police says protesters blocking main roads in central London have not yet caused “major disruption”, which is why Police aren’t forcibly removing them from streets. But Sir Mark Rowley has admitted “enormous” policing resources are being taken up dealing with the demonstrations. ITV News has quoted comments made to the […]


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