Urgent call to the UK Government to protect active travel

A cross-sector group, led by Sustrans, urge the UK Government to protect £4 billion multi-year active travel investment to ensure economic growth, worth £36.5bn (2021). Sustrans has joined together with other organisations representing active travel, motoring, road safety, the environment and business leaders to issue urgent recommendations to Government. The organisation’s called for the Government […]

Improving accessibility for users of the countryside in Watton

Watton Parish Council have been successful in obtaining a grant from the Lissett Wind Farm Community Fund to enable them to improve accessibility of a local public right of way.  The path is a popular local walk but has often suffered from poor accessibility through the winter period. The works undertaken have ensured that users […]

Six schools to take part in School Streets scheme trial

Shropshire Council’s Cabinet has today approved an 18-month ‘School Streets’ scheme trial – and agreed that ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) cameras be used to enforce restrictions. School Streets are streets outside of school gates that are pedestrianised (except for permit holders) during school drop off and pick up times. Under the new ‘moving traffic offences’ legislation Shropshire Council […]

£11m to make Nottingham’s buses faster, easier and greener

Nottingham City Council has announced it will invest £11.4m over the next three years to make bus journeys in Nottingham faster, easier and greener.  Nottingham’s buses are already award-winning, environmentally friendly and generally considered the best outside of London.   Now, building on existing projects currently being delivered through the Transforming Cities programme, this funding from […]

18 tonnes of rubbish collected from the A27

A clean-up of the A27 earlier this month by the Brighton & Hove Council Cityclean team removed 18 tonnes of litter, fly tip and silt from the road. The clean-up took place over five nights, finishing on Tuesday 4 October. It covered the central reservation and verges on the 5 miles of road between Dyke […]

Plymouth’s road safety enhanced by new Jenoptik speed camera installations

There’s a major change in the thinking behind getting people to stick to 20 mile per hour speed limits as a city turns from engineering solutions to technology. Traditionally the thinking among traffic engineers and the police is that 20 mph-limit roads should be managed using interventions such as speed humps and traffic islands, but […]

Mobileye valued lower than planned in share sale

Intel’s Mobileye division has announced it is looking at a valuation of nearly $16 billion (£14.2 billion) in its initial public offering, less than a third of what it had previously expected. Reuters reports volatility in stock markets and rising interest rates “dampen the appetite” for new listings. The self-driving unit of Intel said in […]

Florida’s Fire Marshall calls for EV answers after flooding

Florida State Fire Marshall Jimmy Patronis has called for electric car companies to answer for electric vehicles that have burst into flames from the storm surge of Hurricane Ian. Orlando Weekly reports that the State Fire Marshall issued a letter to over 30 electric vehicle manufacturers, including Tesla, Rivian, Ford, GM and others, calling on […]

New Rugby service station voted Britain’s favourite

A new study of customer satisfaction at motorway service station across the country has found the new Moto-run facilities on the M6 at Rugby are travellers’ favourite. 100% of users told Transport Focus researchers they were satisfied with the services, just ahead of the satisfaction for Donnington Park on the M1. Hartshead Moor on the […]

Valerann gets framework approval for advanced traffic management platform

Traffic management software company Valerann has announced availability of its flagship platform, Lanternn by Valerann, on G-13 framework of the Crown Commercial Service for procurement by UK-based road traffic operators and government agencies. The UK Government G-Cloud is an initiative targeted at simplifying procurement of IT services by UK public-sector bodies and provides government agencies […]


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