Active travel now accounts for 20% of all minutes of activity taken by adults in England

Active Travel England (ATE) has welcomed new figures released today from Sport England’s Active Lives survey, which show that 33% of adults took part in active travel at least twice in November 2022. The survey, which engaged just under 180,000 people and used data from all England local authorities, has revealed that activity levels have returned […]

New era begins under bus service agreement in Brighton & Hove

A new era for improving bus services in Brighton & Hove will begin this week. The first meeting between the council and the city’s four bus operators under a new Enhanced Partnership (EP) agreement will take place this week. Under the new agreement, the council, along with Brighton & Hove Buses (and Metrobus), Stagecoach, Compass Travel and […]

Was it a colder or milder than average winter in Oxfordshire?

Oxfordshire County Council’s gritters covered nearly 50,000 miles over the space of five months this winter and travelled a distance the equivalent of Oxford to Iceland on every day that they hit the county’s roads “The gritters are always a good indication of what kind of winter we’ve had and the statistics for the 2022/3 […]

BT handed heavy fine for roadworks violations

BT has been found guilty of two offences including failing to ensure the safety of pedestrians. Nearly £15k of fines were handed to BT for roadworks offences in Bridgwater. The telecommunications firm was found guilty of two offences which included failing to ensure the safety of pedestrians. Somerset Council is responsible for managing the road […]

Minister visits South Cheshire amid councillors’ concerns over road repairs

Councillors in Willaston and Wistaston in Cheshire met with Roads Minister Richard Holden to air concerns about the state of local roads caused by utility works. Mr Holden, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Roads & Local Transport) Department of Transport. met with Cllr Allen Gage (Willaston), Margaret Simon (Wistaston) and Janet Clowes (Wybunbury) Cllr Gage […]

Sisk Civils business makes senior appointments

John Sisk & Son (Sisk) has announced a number of internal senior appointments across its UK Civils business. Dave Hill will take up a newly created role as Regional Director Performance and Engineering. Dave has been with Sisk for over five years and has over 30 years’ experience in the industry. Mike Widdicks has been […]

Motorway control expert fears safety technology “tarred with smart motorway brush”

Leading Intelligent Transport Systems consultant George Brown has reacted to the government’s ending of all new smart motorway projects by criticising the decision to push ahead with all-lane running smart motorways which he fears could ultimately mean key safety benefits are not realised. The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, decided to scrap all future schemes because, […]

Bridge repairs on the M20 near Ashford getting underway

National Highways is beginning safety repairs and maintenance to the Great River Stour bridge on the M20 near Ashford.  Work begins this evening (Friday 21 April) and will finish on the morning of Friday 5 May 2023. National Highways will be working at weekends and overnight on weekdays when there is less traffic. To carry […]

California moves towards driverless lorry ban

A ban on the use of driverless trucks in the state of California has moved closer to becoming law after passing the committee stage in the state legislature. The rule would mean any vehicle weighing more than 10,000 lbs (approx 4.5 tonnes) would require a human safety driver. Industry bodies have criticised the move saying […]

Watch – video of woman moving roadworks cones goes viral

A video of a woman trying to drive through roadworks swap lanes in a queue of traffic on the A12 near Colchester in Essex is doing the rounds on social media. The footage was taken on the northbound carriageway at the Marks Tey intersection. It shows the woman in a traffic jam get out of […]


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