Number living near a high-quality cycle route in London doubles since 2019

Transport for London has published data from its annual Travel in London report, showing there has been a continued boom in walking and cycling in London, with levels of cycling remaining 40% higher than levels seen before the pandemic. TfL says enabling more people to walk and cycle is vital to a sustainable transport network in the capital and that it has worked closely with London’s boroughs to invest in high-quality infrastructure […]

Pershore Northern Link Road formally opened 

The new Pershore Northern Link Road is now formally open, according to Worcestershire County Council. The road, which includes a new bridge over the North Cotswold railway line, opened in September 2022 and provides a link between the A44/B4083 and B4083 Wyre Road roundabouts north of Pershore. Councillors and officers from Worcestershire County Council were […]

Protecting and preserving the network on this week’s Highways Voices

Even though the Chancellor’s budget, delivered just two weeks ago, indicated that budgets to maintain the local road network appear to have escaped further cuts, although as we sit in the middle of a three-year funding cycle-no further increase are expected for at least another two years. On this week’s Highways Voices podcast, we explore […]

Bosch and Mercedes-Benz’s driverless parking system approved for commercial use

Bosch and Mercedes-Benz have announced they have reached an important milestone on the way to automated driving. Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved their highly automated parking system for use in the P6 parking garage run by APCOA at Stuttgart Airport. The companies say this makes it the world’s first highly automated driverless […]

Driverless bus service planned for Belfast Harbour

It’s reported a scheme to introduce a driverless bus into Belfast Harbour could be revealed within weeks. The Irish News says that, under the plan, passengers would be able travel from Translink’s Sydenham Halt all the way down Queen’s Road to the Catalyst building in vehicle without a driver. Innovate UK, has been working with […]

QEII Bridge protestors to face trial next year

Two men accused of causing the closure of the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge in a protest last month have been committed to stand trial next year. The BBC and other media report that 33-year-old Marcus Decker of no fixed address, pleaded not guilty at Basildon Crown Court to one count of causing a public nuisance. […]


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