Consultation starts on delivering thriving local communities in Scotland

People in Scotland are being asked for their views on how the planning system can support healthy, thriving and connected communities as part of a consultation launched by the Scottish Government. As part of implementation of National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4), draft guidance has been prepared to support people to meet the majority of their […]

Government approves Ireland’s first ever Clean Air Strategy

The government has approved Ireland’s first Clean Air Strategy. This strategy identifies and promotes the coordinated measures needed – across government – to reduce air pollution and promote cleaner ambient air to save lives, make our towns and cities more liveable and improve our environment. The strategy commits Ireland to achieving the new WHO (World Health Organisation) […]

Funding boost to develop Eastern Springburn active travel route in Glasgow

A project to reduce flood risk and deliver greenspace improvements in Springburn will be enhanced by an £89,500 award from the Places for Everyone programme to fund the design of a complementary active travel route. A new east-west link connecting Red Road with Broomfield Road would encourage more walking, wheeling, and cycling in the area, […]

Galliford Try wins £30m of active travel work in Sheffield and Stoke

Galliford Try’s highways business has won two contracts worth £30 million to deliver new cycle lanes in Sheffield and Stoke-on-Trent. The two local authority ‘active travel’ contracts are together worth £30m, paid for by central government’s transforming cities fund. In Sheffield, roads will be reconfigured in the city centre and the Nether Edge Wedge to […]

American state trials pay-per-mile road user charging

Oklahoma is the latest US state to explore the potential of pay-per-mile in collaboration with Emovis, the toll-based mobility solutions company. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently announced a six-month, pay-per-mile pilot progamme called Fair Miles Oklahoma that will launch in July. The Oklahoma state legislature mandated the study in 2021 as guidance for future policy […]

TfL releases new detailed maps of the Superloop bus network

Transport for London has trevealed new maps with more detail on the future routes on the Superloop network, showing its proposed stops and how it connects to transport links, town centres and hospitals. Localised route maps have been created to show how the proposed new routes connect to other transport services including the Tube, Overground, DLR and National Rail […]

RAC deals with 10,000 pothole-related breakdowns in first three months of 2023

The RAC is reporting that its patrols rescued 10,076 drivers who had fallen foul of potholes in the first three months of the year, a 39% increase on the same period a year ago. Damaged shock absorbers, broken suspension springs and distorted wheels – issues most likely caused by poor road surfaces – accounted for […]


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