National Highways transforms its land and verges alongside M4

National Highways has said it is working towards transforming its verges and land alongside the M4 in Wiltshire and the A46 near Bath to improve habitats for bees, butterflies…and otters. Areas of wild and unproductive vegetation are being removed from the roadsides and re-seeded with native grasses and wildflowers over the coming weeks to create […]

DfT issues guidance on local authorities’ data sharing

The Department for Transport has issued guidance for local authorities in England on opening up and sharing transport data, explaining why and how this should be done so that data can be used by others. The advice includes a simple introduction to the basics of sharing data, data sharing case studies, advice on a range […]

Cambridgeshire pioneers use of City Science’s Cadence 247 Incident Management system

Cambridgeshire County Council is using a new high-tech incident management solution called Cadence 247, which is designed to speed up the reporting of road incidents and help reduce delays. Under a Gov Tech Challenge fund, City Science reviewed the Cambridgeshire County Council Traffic Management Centre team’s end-to-end process for tracking and managing incidents on the […]

Lanes open on upgraded M56

An extra lane’s been opened on each carriageway of the M56 between Altrincham and Hale in Greater Manchester, designed to to improve journey times and reliability for the tens of thousands of drivers who use the route daily. The upgrade between junction 6 for Hale Barns and junction 8 at Bowdon cost £85 million. The […]

New Nuneaton highway scheme receives council approval

A new, developer-funded, highways scheme for Nuneaton has received endorsement from Warwickshire County Council. This project will see significant improvements to the junction of Eastboro Way and Crowhill Road ahead of the development of 360 new homes in the area.   Both Warwickshire County Council’s Cabinet and Full Council this month approved the addition of £4,409,900 […]

TfL uses “loophole” to install ULEZ cameras in Harrow

There’s been another twist in the feud between Harrow Council and Transport for London over the installation of cameras to enforce the widening of the Ultra Low Emission Zone to cover the whole of London. After Harrow Council was one of a number who refused to allow ULEZ cameras to be placed on its road […]

Study concludes traffic noise could raise blood pressure

A new study of nearly quarter of a million people in the UK suggests traffic noise may be more than just annoying, it might increase blood pressure. The website Prevention spotted a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study involved analysing data from more than 240,000 people in the […]

Cumbria County Council appoints a contractor for Carlisle Southern Link Road

Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet has agreed to appoint Galliford Try Construction Ltd to undertake the design and build of the multi-million-pound Carlisle Southern Link Road project. Despite several challenges with rising costs of materials, the County Council, City Council and Government have remained committed to progressing the project. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and […]

Oxbotica and Google Cloud Unite to accelerate adoption of autonomous driving solutions

Oxbotica, the British-based autonomous vehicle software developer, has announced a new strategic collaboration with Google Cloud that will help accelerate the deployment of its autonomous software platform to customers around the world. The partnership will combine Google Cloud’s expertise in cloud infrastructure with Oxbotica’s market-leading autonomous vehicle software to create scalable, safe, and reliable autonomous […]


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