British Ambassador impressed by UK innovation at ITS European Congress

The British Ambassador to Portugal has praised the innovation of UK companies exhibiting at the ITS European Congress in Lisbon. Chris Sainty joined Navtech Radar, Clearview Intelligence, Nicander, Now Wireless, ANGOKA, Ito World, Neology, Arup, Grid Smarter Cities, See.Sense, VESOS and Zenzic on the UK Pavilion where they are showcasing a range of the country’s […]

Worcestershire active travel taskforce off to good start

Improvements to the cycling, walking and wheeling in Worcestershire was on the agenda last week at the first meeting of the newly created Active Travel stakeholder group. More than 30 participants from various backgrounds, representing groups and organisations from across the county. The group has been set up to help inform walking, cycling and wheeling […]

Norfolk County Council to install road sensors to help with gritting routes

New temperature-monitoring sensors are to be installed on more of Norfolk’s roads – to help save money by stopping some unnecessary gritting runs. Norfolk County Council is to use the sensors, after studies showed thousands of pounds had been saved by not sending grit teams out to treat roads that were not cold enough to need treatment. A […]

UK SMEs gear up for busy week at ITS European Congress

A delegation of British small and medium sized enterprises have joined the UK Pavilion at the ITS European Congress in Lisbon ready to contribute to the event themed “ITS: The Game Changer”. Zenzic, Navtech Radar, Clearview Intelligence, Nicander, Now Wireless, ANGOKA, Ito World, Neology, Arup, Grid Smarter Cities, See.Sense and VESOS are showcasing a range […]

West Midlands growing cycle network secures a £12.6 million boost

The West Midlands will benefit from more safe cycling and walking routes following the award of £12.6 million from Active Travel England. In this case, the funding will enable Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and council partners to deliver ten new cycling and walking projects in Birmingham, Coventry, Walsall and Wolverhampton. To launch Active Travel Fund […]

Council abandons LTN plans after public opposition

Southwark Council in London is reported to have scrapped plans to introduce a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in its borough after it was “bombarded” with “angry protests.” The Telegraph reports the council’s plans to create the LTN between Turney Road and Dulwich Village was abandoned after two-thirds of residents responding to a consultation objected to the […]

Anti-ULEZ campaigners warn about future of iconic London to Brighton Mini Run

Drivers taking part in the long-running London to Brighton Mini Run have been warned that the event is in danger because of the expansion of the capital’s Ultra Low Emission Zone to cover the whole of the city, with protestors demonstrating at the event’s starting location in Cheam. More than 2,000 of the classic vehicles, […]

Man fined for abusing speed camera operator

A man from Bradford has been fined more than £500 after admitting to a public order offence against a Safety Camera van operator. Last August, 24 year old Hamzah Mahmood stopped his vehicle which blocked the safety camera van and then verbally abused the operator.  The man, from Queens Road in Bradford, was arrested and […]

Labour MSP calls for Rest and Be Thankful clarity

The Scottish Government is coming under renewed pressure to find a solution to the long-term problems facing the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful. The road is frequently closed to traffic because of landslip fears leading to disruptive diversions, with the local council pleading for a “permanent solution“. Now Scottish Labour Deputy Leader Jackie […]


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