Safer roads plan for Bristol is backed by councillors

Plans to make Bristol roads safer have been backed by councillors but questions were raised about funding. More than 100 people a year are seriously injured in car crashes on the city’s roads, leading to cross-party calls for the council to make driving less dangerous. A new target was set for zero deaths or serious […]

TfL launches consultation on new cross-river cycling services for Silvertown Tunnel

Mayor and TfL committed to providing cross-river cycling service as part of the planning for the Silvertown Tunnel Proposals include a new ‘cycle shuttle bus’ service to help cyclists with a range of different designs of bike to cross the river and safely travel from the Greenwich Peninsula to Canary Wharf and Silvertown Proposed service […]

Western Road to reopen ahead of schedule

With work progressing well, Brighton & Hove Council has planned to reopen Western Road to eastbound buses ahead of schedule, ending the need to divert them. Working with the contractor, the council said it is confident the earlier reopening can be achieved on or before Monday 14 August. The roadworks on Upper North Street are […]

West Northamptonshire to benefit from investment into its roads

West Northamptonshire Council is investing £450,000 into new advanced equipment which will help improve the authority’s ability to carry out additional maintenance across its road network, to deliver a high-quality service for road users. The investment forms part of the Council’s long-term vison to improve roads and maintain paths, signage and vegetation through the Highways […]

A303 upgrade past Stonehenge approved

The Government has given the formal green light by granting a Development Consent Order for the A303 Stonehenge scheme. National Highways’ proposals were initially granted consent in 2020, and following a legal challenge and a High Court ruling against the decision-making process, the application has undergone a thorough redetermination process of more than 12 months […]

Report finds driverless vehicles could fill public transport gaps

A new survey led by the Department for Transport suggests self-driving vehicles could be used to bridge the gaps in the UK’s public transport network. The study found up to 72% of people surveyed believed the vehicles could be used to improve transport links – particularly in rural areas. Sky News has seen the results […]

Transport Secretary calls for Cambridge Congestion Charge rethink

The Transport Secretary Mark Harper has supported calls for the Cambridge congestion charge plans to go “back to the drawing board”. Thplan would see public transport improvements paid for by a £5 minimum daily charge for driving into or within Cambridge, but the majority of people oopposed the charge after a consultation earlier this year. […]

Latest Operation Tramline campaign hits streets in Essex

Police in Essex have used National Highways’ “supercab” to identify unsafe and distracting driver behaviour on major routes across the county, leading to 97 drivers being reported for a variety of offences. The vehicle was provided by National Highways between 10-14 July as the latest part of a national project which aims to improve safety […]

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