National Highways helping more pupils walk to school

A new partnership is helping pupils in the North East and Yorkshire take to their feet this National Walking Month. National Highways and Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, is working with 15 schools to help encourage and enable pupils to travel to school more sustainably. The schools are based across Yorkshire and […]

Greener, more active bolder vision for Belfast begins to take shape

Two Bolder Vision Belfast City Council initiatives are poised to transform critical parts of the city to make them safer, greener and more accessible, thanks to funding from the Department for Infrastructure Blue Green Infrastructure fund. The first, an Active Travel initiative, is exploring market interest in providing secure cycle parking sites throughout the city […]

Newham announces £51m for active and sustainable travel

Newham Council has announced £51m for an active and sustainable travel programme (2023-2031), with £5m allocated for 2023/24. The projects that will be funded will enable and encourage more active and sustainable trips to be made in the borough, which will, in turn, deliver on our air quality, public health and neighbourhood objectives to build […]

Opinion: Mind the Data Gap: Bridging DfT’s Transport Data Strategy with tomorrow’s tech

By: University of Birmingham staff We must harness the potential of AI to revolutionise the transport industry – improving efficiency, reducing costs, and enhancing user experiences. In today’s increasingly interconnected world, transportation plays a crucial role in connecting people, goods, and services. Recognising the need for improved data management, the Department for Transport (DfT) recently […]

Trapeze Group wins Scottish data contract

The software company Trapeze Group has won a contract for Transport Scotland’s Digital Travel Data Services project. The contract involves provision of a Travel Data System, including systems integration and/or Application Programming Interfaces for a Data Management System, Journey Planning System and Disruption Management System. There are also provisions for digital services, Travel Information Provision, […]

Waymo doubles driverless area of Phoenix

Google’s driverless car division Waymo has announced it is expanding its Waymo One ride-hailing service area in Metro Phoenix in Arizona, USA, and growing in San Francisco to connect more communities and serve more riders. In Metro Phoenix, one the fastest growing cities in the US, it’s doubling the Waymo One service area and connecting […]

Environmental group calls for cars to be banished from Hammersmith Bridge forever

Climate activist group Possible have issued their plans for a car-free future of London’s Hammersmith Bridge, instead offering a crossing over the Thames for cyclists, pedestrians and driverless pods. The bridge has been closed for three years due to structural safety concerns and the group is suggesting that the local council is wrong to be […]

TfL seeks injunction against road-blocking protests

Transport for London has gone to the High Court to try to secure an injunction preventing named Just Stop Oil protesters from disrupting and blocking major roads in London. The BBC reports that on Wednesday, the court agreed to a similar order stopping more than 100 members of Insulate Britain from causing disruption through such […]

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