New data shows significant improvements in road safety in London since introduction of 20mph speed limits

Transport for London (TfL) has released new data that shows a significant reduction in the number of collisions since the implementation of 20mph speed limits on key roads in London. Lowering speed limits is a key part of the Mayor’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate death and serious injury from London’s transport network and to enable more walking and cycling in the capital.     Monitoring of the 20mph schemes in London […]

New schemes announced to prioritise road and footpath repairs in Essex

Increased investment in the repair and maintenance of roads and footpaths across Essex has been confirmed for the next year. Speaking at Full Council meeting last week, Cllr Lee Scott, Cabinet Member for Highways Maintenance and Sustainable Transport, announced the budget for 2023/24 for highway and footway repair and maintenance would receive increased investment of […]

Scottish Government launches sustainable scrappage pilot

The Scottish Government is offering cash incentives and “Travel Better” vouchers for households in an attempt to remove the more polluting cars from the roads. The £900,000 Mobility and Scrappage fund is to be piloted in lower income and Air Quality Management Areas in Scotland, including the Islands communities. The fund, delivered by Energy Saving […]

Milton Keynes looks into high-speed driverless network

A high-speed, driverless transport network “could transform the way people get around in Milton Keynes” after the City Council secured funding to research the idea. Advanced Very Rapid Transport uses automated vehicles on purpose-designed segregated pathways. The City Council is receiving £200,000 funding to commission a study to determine how the AVRT project could fit […]

Campaign group buys Super Bowl ad slot to campaign against Tesla self-driving

An American safety campaign group has broadcast a public safety message during the hugely-watched Super Bowl TV coverage, outlining what it says are the critical safety defects of Tesla Full Self-Driving and the significant threat this software poses to road safety. The Super Bowl ad – which is reported to cost around $7 million (£5.8 […]

Plans set out for improvements to M56 Junction 6 as part of HS2 works

The builders of HS2 have published plans which aim to radically improve capacity at Junction 6 of the M56 to support future growth and development aspirations around the proposed new HS2/Norther Powerhouse Rail station at Manchester Airport. The proposals, developed in conjunction with National Highways, suggest relocating Junction 6 of the motorway to the southwest […]


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