More safe cycle infrastructure and pedestrian improvements on the way as Nottingham City Council wins Active Travel England Funding

Nottingham City Council has this week accepted over £1.7million from the Active Travel Fund, following a rigorous bidding process. The funding has been allocated specifically for investment along Porchester Road in Mapperley – a key part of the strategic cycle network which connects sustainable transport investment currently taking place on Carlton Road and complements last […]

Consultation launched to decarbonise future of UK transport

An ambitious new project to decarbonise the UK’s transport infrastructure is beginning a consultation to help the nation achieve its net-zero commitments. The Twinning for Decarbonising Project, or TransiT, has received the backing of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to begin scoping the potential of digital capabilities and strategies to manage the reduction of carbon […]

Coventry City Council backs ‘Better Transport Week’

Coventry City Council has backed Campaign for Better Transport’s ‘Better Transport Week’, bringing together leaders from the sector to call for improvements to the UK’s public transport system. Last week, at a light rail summit hosted by Campaign for Better Transport at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre in Dudley, Coventry Very Light Rail […]

CIHT urges UK Government to focus on data in AI regulation whitepaper

In response to a recent whitepaper consultation on Artificial Intelligence (AI) regulation, the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) has advised the UK Government that there needs to be a greater consideration of the role data, local authorities and national bodies have in supporting AI technologies. The CHIT has said there needs to be a […]

New CIHT President highlights the need to change how and why we travel

The industry needs to continue to embrace more sustainable transport in the future if it wants to have a positive impact on the nation’s health, according to Karen McShane, the new President of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) . It announced her appointment this week as President for 2023/24 At her Presidential […]

Active Travel grants made available in Greater Manchester

Businesses, community groups and other organisations in Greater Manchester can now apply for active travel grants of up to £15,000. A new £535,000 programme, funded through the Department for Transport and Active Travel England Capability and Ambition Fund, has been launched to support Greater Manchester’s active travel mission. The funding’s aim is to get more […]

San Francisco fire chief calls for “pause button” to be pushed on driverless cars

San Francisco’s fire chief has spoken of safety concerns around the growing number of driverless cars being trialled in the city, which have been delaying emergency vehicles. “I’m not anti-technology. What I am anti is getting in the way of public safety when we’re trying to do our jobs,” San Francisco Fire Department Chief Jeanine […]

A47 project manager shares her near-death inspiration for wanting to make roads safer

Helping to provide an A road to success, and mark International Women in Engineering Day, one of National Highways’ female Project Managers visited a school to share the death-defying story of why she became involved in the construction and engineering sector. Nikki Rowley-Todd, the Project Manager leading the £100 million A47 Blofield – North Burlingham […]

RAC describes unease over parking machine removal

Nearly one-in-five drivers (19%) say their local authority has either scrapped parking payment machines or is consulting on doing so, forcing them to use mobile phones to pay instead, new RAC research reveals. The survey of 1,900 UK drivers found that one-in-nine (11%) reported some or all parking payment machines had already been removed by […]

M42 shut this weekend for HS2 works

The M42 will have a series of closures this weekend for HS2 works.   The northbound carriageway will be fully closed between junctions 6 (Bickenhill Interchange) and 8 (Coleshill) from 9pm this Friday, 23 June through to 5am on Monday, 26 June. The southbound carriageway will remain open during the day but will be shut […]


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