New Surrey research promises the end of potholes to create safer roads

A new thermo-active road solution could help prevent potholes caused by freezing and thawing in the winter, according to researchers at the University of Surrey.   A new project that will test the new approach has been awarded a £800,000 research fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering. The outcomes could improve how major roads across […]

Transformation of popular city routes in Stoke for healthier travel options

Works are set to start on transforming Station Road and College Road, in Stoke, creating a safe and attractive travel route between Stoke-on-Trent station and the city centre. This work will encourage more sustainable travel by rail, bus, cycling and walking, said the council. The £29m Transforming Cities Fund (TCF), awarded by the Department for […]

New measures to improve walking, cycling and bus journeys in Foleshill

Measures to improve pedestrian crossings, provide a high-quality cycleway and improve bus service reliability are to be introduced along the Foleshill Road in Coventry after a £4.5 million investment. The package will be used to encourage more people to cycle, walk or take the bus for their journeys contributing to a greener and better-connected city. […]

Passengers to benefit from easier and cheaper travel with new MaaS app guidance

Commuters will soon benefit from smarter travel apps that offer cheaper, safer and more accessible journeys, following new government guidance launched today (30 August 2023) to ensure travel and navigation apps benefit all users. The government’s new Mobility as a Service (MaaS) code of practice for app developers and companies aims to ensure they offer more streamlined […]

15 companies win places on Yorkshire civils framework

Contractors Galliford Try Construction, Keltbray Highways and Colas are among 15 companies appointed to a £355m YORcivil3 South and West Area Contractors Framework Agreement, managed by Sheffield City Council. This is for construction works to serve public bodies and third-sector organisations primarily in Yorkshire & the Humber. The other successful contractors are Applebridge Construction, Breheny […]

Industry-leading experts take turns to chair JCT Traffic Signals Symposium sessions

Some of the country’s leading transport technology experts will be leading the conversation at the popular JCT Traffic Signals Symposium next month as they chair the learned programme of papers during the event. The two-day symposium features 23 separate presentations covering a range of topics including road safety, traffic management research, asset management and on-street […]

APT SKIDATA installing new parking technology in Blackpool

Parking and people access solutions technology business APT SKIDATA has been selected by Blackpool Council to install a digitally-based parking technology and management system at the multi-storey car park serving Houndshill Shopping Centre. Blackpool Council says the investment will introduce improved technology that enhances the user experience: “The Houndshill Car Park systems are dated and […]

Time running out to enter LCRIG’s DfT special Recognition Awards

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group is looking for final entries for this year’s DfT Special Recognition awards, which form part of Strictly Highways in Blackpool from 3-5 October. The awards, now in their fifth year, were established by the late Steve Berry OBE, the Department for Transport’s former Head of Highways Maintenance, Innovation and […]

ITS UK seeks new Membership Exec

The country’s industry association for intelligent transport systems, ITS UK, is recruiting for a new Membership Executive. The role has come up because of the departure of Wendy Irving after 23 years with the organisation. The job involves supporting engagement with ITS UK members and driving growth in the organisation. Details are here. (Graphic – […]

Expert’s safety warning as 1 in 10 cyclist casualties under 16

A cycling safety advocate and injury specialist is flagging new data which is raising concerns about the safety of teenage cyclists on our roads. Partner at road injury law firm RWK Goodman Mark Hambleton has shared advice on the overlooked signs of concussion that parents should be aware of, the places where teenagers are most at […]

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