Khan wins ULEZ court ruling

A High Court judge has ruled that London Mayor Sadiq Khan can go ahead with plans to extend the Ultra Low Emission Zone to the whole of London from 29 August. Five Conservative-led councils, London Boroughs Bexley, Bromley, Hillingdon, and Harrow, along with Surrey County Council, had challenged the plans on the basis of “unfair […]

KaarbonTech, iTip Handles, ATM, Highware Care, Solar Gates UK, Kiely Bros and Connor Specialist Paving win LCRIG Innovation Awards

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group has announced the winners of this year’s Qualifying Innovator awards. KaarbonTech, iTip Handles, ATM, Highware Care, Solar Gates UK, Kiely Bros and Connor Specialist Paving were chosen for their ideas displayed at the LCRIG Innovation Festival, which took place at Newark Showground earlier this month. The event sees products, […]

National Highways criticised over cycling provision

National Highways is being accused of a “systemic failure” on cycling provision, after freedom of information requests showed the organisation does not know whether its infrastructure meets its own design standards. The Guardian Newspaper reports the Department for Transport has also admitted the government-owned body in charge of trunk roads has been using a loophole […]

National Highways suspends roadworks after abuse

National Highways has suspended barrier replacement work on the A1 in Bedfordshire because of “repeated abuse and threatening behaviour” to its workforce. On its project web page it states: “Safety is our top priority, both for road users and our workforce. We cannot continue working until we are confident that our workforce is safe and […]

TfN hails sub-national transport bodies’ role in shaping England’s Strategic Road Network

Responding to the Transport Committee report on the Department for Transport’s strategic road investment portfolios, Lord McLoughlin, Chair of Transport for the North as reacted by saying: “We welcome this report from the Transport Committee and especially its recognition of the key role that Transport for the North and other Sub-national transport bodies (STBs) should […]

Dart Charge account holders reminded to take action this weekend

Dart Charge account holders planning to use the Dartford Crossing this weekend are being reminded that the automatic payment system for journeys will be unavailable because of improvements being made to the system. Starting from the 00:01 Friday 28 July until late Sunday 30 July, users will not be able to pay for crossings or access their […]

Air quality improves in Fife as council set to revoke two AQMAs

Following the success of initiatives to improve Fife’s air quality, the council is set to fully revoke the two Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA’s) at Bonnygate, Cupar and Appin Crescent, Dunfermline, from November 2023. To protect people’s health and the environment, each UK local authority has been carrying out a review and assessment of air […]

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