London Mayor renews pledge to fight toxic air street by street

 The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has revealed that more than 260,000 children are breathing cleaner air as a result of the capital’s growing network of School Streets. Following the agreement of a funding deal for TfL to secure the transport network’s future, £69m per year will now go to boroughs to help them deliver […]

Cheshire East Council completes long-awaited cycle and walking route

Cheshire East Council has completed the Wilmslow cycleway, with the opening of a new section of the route between Wilmslow and Nansmoss Lane, Morley Green. The new route is a traffic-free, segregated cycle lane running alongside the busy A538 Altrincham Road. An uninterrupted journey, by cycle or on foot, is now possible between Wilmslow and […]

DfT says A66 upgrade is poor value for money

The Department for Transport (DfT) has said that National Highways’ proposed upgrade of the A66 between Cumbria and North Yorkshire is “poor value for money”. In the DfT’s latest business case assessment, the scheme has been given an adjusted benefit cost ratio (BCR) of 0.90. Anything below 1.0 is deemed to be “poor value for […]

TfL moves ahead with Greenwich to Woolwich Cycleway plans

Transport for London has published a consultation report that outlines next steps for a new Cycleway between Greenwich and Woolwich. The consultation, which took place before the pandemic, showed that 77% of people responding believed the planned changes would result in more people cycling, while 70% said the same about walking. Enabling more people to […]

TfGM criticised for inactive speed cameras

Greater Manchester’s speed cameras have been criticised for “falling behind” after it was revealed more than a hundred cameras are inactive. The Oldham Times reports Local councillor Howard Sykes, who sits on Greater Manchester’s transport Committee criticised the situation saying, “Speed cameras are put in place for a very good reason.  Not only do they […]

IRU backs EU transport data initiative

The International Road Transport Union is welcoming the outcome of the a by the European Parliament’s Transport Committee, which makes important data more accessible to transport operators and other road users. It says this sends a strong signal to accelerate digitalisation in road transport. The IRU has repeatedly called for a pragmatic framework for the […]

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