PACTS wins international road safety award

The independent Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has been presented with a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in recognition of its innovative research into the safety of private e-scooters in the UK.  Authorised rental schemes, involving 23,000 e-scooters in 31 areas, have operated in England since July 2020. These trials were supposed to […]

National Highways becomes first roads organisation in the world to achieve global carbon management

National Highways has become the first major roads organisation to achieve a globally recognised accreditation for its commitment and ambition to cut carbon. The government-owned company’s carbon management system has achieved PAS 2080 accreditation, recognising its plans to reduce carbon during the design, construction, and operation of England’s strategic road network. Publicly Available Specification (PAS) […]

New bus lane on the A610 will cut journey times and improve the reliability of bus services

The new A610 bus lane will cut journey times and improve the reliability of northbound bus services, according to Transport Nottingham. Bus services that will benefit from the introduction of the bus lane and further bus priority measures include the high frequency rainbow one service operated by trentbarton, whilst retaining all existing road capacity for all […]

New road safety installations welcomed in North Berwick

New road safety installations have been welcomed in North Berwick. Cllr John McMillan, Cabinet Member for Environment, Economic Development and Tourism, joined representatives from Law Primary and North Berwick High School Parent Councils, Stantec, Sustrans and respective head teachers to see the new junction improvements installed earlier this year to improve active travel safety to and […]

Electric cycle scheme in City of York receives award for excellence

City of York’s E-Cycle Switch scheme has won the national Modeshift award for excellence in active travel, recognising its effective promotion and encouragement of active travel in the city. Modeshift is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers travel planning and support to professionals and organisations aiming to promote and grow levels of active and sustainable travel for […]

Milestone Infrastructure cutting carbon with Devon County Council

Milestone Infrastructure, a part of M Group Services’ Transport Division, has been awarded the first part of the third and final phase of the A382 corridor improvements project in Devon providing early contractor involvement (ECI) to support the final design stages. The final stage of the A382 and Jetty Marsh project involves constructing 3km of […]

National Highways announce the winners of its £1.3bn Pavement Delivery Framework

Over £1 billion-worth of contracts to maintain road surfaces on motorways and major A-roads in England have been confirmed this week. The new agreements, signed by National Highways, will promote the use of low-carbon materials and ensure a greater share of work is delivered by small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Four of the suppliers are SMEs, […]

A review of ’22 on this week’s Highways Voices

As 2023 draws to a close, the final Highways Voices of the year hears Highways News co-owners Adrian Tatum and Paul Hutton discuss some of the key topics covered on the site through the year. In this 25 minute chat they discuss industry funding, and how maintenance contracts seem to be a lot more focused […]

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