Zero emission zone wins at National Transport Awards show

Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council are celebrating after picking up another award for their work on the Oxford zero emission zone (ZEZ) pilot. Last week (5 October), the two councils won the ‘Exemplary Contribution to Net Zero’ award at the 20th UK National Transport Awards show for their collaboration on the Oxford ZEZ. […]

Lack of transport in rural areas not helping with issues such as loneliness

New research by Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) paints a picture of how organisations supporting rural communities have adapted post pandemic, and in response to the cost-of-living crisis. A lack of transport was cited as the biggest concern locally by 37 county-based charities working across England in support of rural communities in a […]

Nearly 20,000 pedestrian casualties seen on UK roads in 2022

Admiral Car Insurance has revealed the dangers facing pedestrians after the latest provisional Government figures show more than 120 people are killed or seriously injured on UK roads every week. The insurer’s research highlights a lack of understanding of the different types of pedestrian crossings on our roads, with only 9% of those surveyed able to […]

Next steps for east Oxford LTNs

The future of trial measures designed to improve residents’ experience of walking and cycling in east Oxford will be discussed by Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet on 17 October.  County council officers, in their report ahead of the decision meeting, have recommended that the east Oxford low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) stay in place, with changes to […]

New government transport plans could see council miss out on income

A measure announced in the government’s ‘plan for drivers’ last week could see hundreds of thousands of pounds removed from Swindon Borough Council’s roads and transport budget. As part of a series of law changes that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he would bring in, the government will look at preventing local authorities from making more […]

Michèle Dix to join National Infrastructure Commission

The Chancellor has appointed former managing director of Crossrail 2 and director of planning at Transport for London Michèle Dix CBE as a new Commissioner to join the National Infrastructure Commission. Announcing the appointment, Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt said: “We need high quality infrastructure to deliver growth and boost productivity. Michèle will help ensure […]

Nearly half of speed cameras inactive

New data based on Freedom of Information requests suggests 46% of all fixed speed cameras across the UK are not working. Road safety experts at Road Angel made the requests to analyse how many fixed speed cameras are inactive in each region. They found all eight fixed speed cameras in Northamptonshire were inactive while Gwent […]

Latest money raised for Mission Motorsport handed over

Leading Intelligent Transport Systems consultant Andy Graham has handed over a cheque for £4,777 raised to train wounded, sick and injured service folk to work in motorsport. The money was raised by Mr Graham and friends doing an eight and a half mile sponsored scooter ride at the Le Mans 24 hour race in the […]

Updated ParkMap platform uses live data for the first time

An updated edition of ParkMap, Buchanan Computing’s traffic order management solution, has been released, including, for the first time, a service that is able to share live highway data, both to and from other systems. The company says the new service will help to break down silos that can impede good design and enable a more co-ordinated […]

Dubai World Congress call for contributions is made

ERTICO – ITS Europe, the organiser of the 2024 ITS World Congress in Dubai, has opened its Call for Contributions to the Technical Programme. The Technical Programme will feature Organised Sessions and Paper Sessions, providing experts from the global ITS community with the opportunity to discuss the state of smart mobility from a technical standpoint. […]

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