Six cycling and walking organisations criticise government’s ‘Plan for Drivers’

Six of the UK’s leading cycling and walking organisations have criticised the government’s ‘Plan for Drivers’, which announced at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday, saying it denies people their choice, health and freedom, reports Air Quality News. The following is a joint statement released  by the CEOs of Bikeability Trust, British Cycling, Cycling UK, Living […]

Improved road safety at two key schools in Portsmouth to be discussed

Parents and children could benefit from improved road safety around two schools in Portsmouth thanks to proposed permanent School Streets set to be discussed at a forthcoming meeting. School Streets work by restricting non-essential motor vehicles on a road or roads outside a school. This allows parents, carers, pupils and school staff to enjoy safer […]

Yellow zig-zag lines outside schools to be reviewed and enforced in Shropshire

Shropshire Council is to carry out a review of the yellow zig-zag lines found outside schools across the county, to ensure that they comply with the law and that parking on the zig-zags can be enforced. It follows a large number of complaints about irresponsible parking around school sites, and about parents parking on and […]

Major improvements made to paths across Worcestershire

More than 13 miles of footpaths have been resurfaced so far this year as part of the County Council’s Footway Reconstruction Programme. A total of 80 schemes have been completed during this year’s programme, alongside more than nine miles of works to cut back overgrowth and reinstate footpaths to ensure improved access for all users. […]

Transport projects to be paused in Cambridge after £200m predicted cost

Two transport projects have been paused by a council partnership after construction costs were expected to be more than £200m across its portfolio. The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP), external board agreed to pause the Cambridge South East Transport (CSET) scheme and plans to build a Foxton travel hub, reports the BBC. Inflation and its impact on construction meant […]

VolkerSmart Technologies continues collaboration with ubitricity

VolkerSmart Technologies has been awarded a £0.5m EV charging point installation contract on behalf of ubitricity, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell. The works began earlier this month and are expected to be completed in December 2023. The contract involves the installation and conversion of 1,050 lamp column EV charging points between Richmond and Wandsworth, […]

New highways services arrive in Suffolk as multi-million-pound partnership goes live

Suffolk Highways’ new partnership has launched, as Milestone Infrastructure and Suffolk County Council join forces to deliver highways services fit for the future. The new contract, which is worth in the region of £800 million – £1 billion, will deliver highway projects and improvements across Suffolk for up to 20 years, including maintaining roads, pavements […]

Streetlights across Northamptonshire to be upgraded to the latest LED technology

Works to upgrade over 44,000 streetlights to the latest energy-efficient technology will start across Northamptonshire next week. Both North and West Northamptonshire Councils have declared a climate emergency and the authorities are taking steps to reduce energy consumption. Over the next two-and-a-half years, Balfour Beatty Living Places will upgrade the current lights to LED, a […]

Duffy stands down as LCRIG Chair

Industry veteran Martin Duffy has announced he is stepping down as Chair of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group. Mr Duffy, who was formerly the CEO of the organisation, said it was the right time to get new blood into the organisation as it grows. “Maybe the new Chair will swim in a different pond” […]

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