Funding to tackle the sticky issue of chewing gum on streets in Sunderland

A £25,000 grant from the Chewing Gum Task Force, administered by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, will help Sunderland City Council clean up gum and reduce gum littering. The council is one of 56 across the country that have successfully applied to the Chewing Gum Task Force, now in its second year, for funds to […]

£19m plans for bus, cycle and walking routes in south Coventry

Plans for new cycling, walking and bus routes serving one of Coventry’s major development and growth areas are currently being drawn up following the award of over half a million pounds of funding. The funding will support the development of sustainable transport links to the growing employment area south of the city including the Battery […]

£200,000 highways improvements for Newcastle in Staffordshire

A £200,000 highways scheme to improve a busy junction in Newcastle, Staffordshire is set to start next week. Staffordshire County Council’s highways teams will be carrying out the work on the A34, Liverpool road at the junction by the entrance to the Sainsbury’s superstore. The scheme will include road and ironwork repairs, resurfacing and new […]

Minister confirms TfL looking at pay-per-mile charging

London’s Mayor is looking into the technicalities of pay-as-you-drive charging across London. Transport Minister Richard Holden told the Commons that Sadiq Khan has asked Transport for London officials, including Deputy Mayor for Transport Seb Dance, to look into the “technicalities” of introducing the plan. The Guido Fawkes website order-order.com reports Mr Holden said in the […]

First 3D-printed headwall trialled on National Highways’ A30 road upgrade

The first-ever 3D-printed concrete headwall is being trialled as part of the construction process on National Highways’ A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross upgrade in Cornwall. National Highways explains that Headwall structures are traditionally made from precast concrete, utilising extensive steel reinforcement and limited in their shape, but the 3D printed curved headwall, which requires no […]

Scotland spending £1m on bike share schemes

The Scottish Government is supporting bike share schemes with £1m designed to enable access to a bike in an affordable, easy and convenient way. Delivered by Cycling UK, the Cycle Share Fund is designed to enable organisations to purchase cycles and equipment for schemes that provide people with access to a bike that they don’t […]

TRL Software successfully delivers new pavement management system for National Highways

TRL Software has successfully rolled out a new digital pavement asset management system for National Highways called P-AMS. The new P-AMS system is a customised version of TRL Software’s cloud-based digital product iROADS, which is a commercially available off-the-shelf platform designed for various infrastructure assets. It replaced National Highways’ existing 20-year-old HAPMS platform in early […]

TfL opens 10 new low traffic cycleways

Transport for London has launched ten new low traffic cycleways across the capital, the most TfL have ever opened at one time, designed to make it safer and easier for people to travel around London by bike. The new routes are the latest additions to a series that mainly use new low traffic local streets […]

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