Residents to be asked for views on Shropshire Council’s highways and transport services

Shropshire residents are to be asked for their views on Shropshire Council’s highways and transport services – from the condition of roads and footpaths to the quality of cycling facilities – in this year’s annual National Highways and Transport (NHT) Public Satisfaction survey. A questionnaire will be sent to a minimum random sample of at […]

Calderdale Council submits plans for £6.9 million highway works programme

A £6.9m programme of works to improve and maintain some of West Yorkshire’s roads and paths is recommended for approval at a council meeting later. The scheme is earmarked for towns and villages in Calderdale including Halifax, Brighouse, Hebden Bridge, Illingworth, Holmfield and Sowerby, reports the BBC. It includes £3.17m for road maintenance and £1.74m […]

Birmingham road workers share shocking stories in a plea to end the abuse they face

In the last three years, 465 incidents of road worker abuse have been reported in Birmingham. That’s why today, organisations and companies that work to improve Birmingham’s roads, have launched a new campaign Expect Respect – to urge the public to respect its road workers. The incidents include residents threatening road workers with weapons, such as machetes, […]

MPs and campaigners call for e-bikes to have number plates and insurance

The lawyer dubbed Mr Loophole for his work regarding road safety and enforcement is calling for electric bicycles to have identification, and for their riders to be required to have insurance. Solicitor Nick Freeman has told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: ‘If an e-bike is ridden by a fit person and it is going over […]

Police chief promises to support National Highways at A12 roadworks

The Chief Constable of Essex Police has pledged his officers’ support to keep the A12 flowing while roadworks continue. National Highways began reconstructing the major route between Marks Tey and Stanway near Colchester last October with a contraflow and 50 mph limit. However there have been several accidents while the works have taken place. Chief […]

National Highways seeks hydrogen supplier for Lower Thames Crossing project

National Highways has announced the procurement of a contract to supply low carbon hydrogen for the construction of the Lower Thames Crossing. In a procurement document, National Highways says the LTC is dedicated to achieving the lowest carbon solution to deliver the works and that the scope of this procurement requires supply of an estimated […]

TfL consults on Superloop bus route between North Finchley and Walthamstow

Transport for London is inviting people to have their say on proposals for a new limited stop express bus service between North Finchley and Walthamstow. It says the new service, currently called the X34 would be a significant addition to the bus network, providing additional bus capacity in busy locations and travel options across northeast […]

Durham Police hails Acusensus technology “driving down road crime”

Officers from the Durham Roads and Armed Policing Unit have detailed how they have been deploying a new sensor test vehicle in recent weeks which uses the latest AI technology to detect drivers who use their mobile phones or are not wearing their seatbelt. A specialist camera on top of the vehicle can scan all […]

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