Surgeon calls for speeding attitudes to focus on health

A trauma surgeon specialising in paediatrics has called for speeding to be considered as a public health issue rather than something to do with politics or civil liberties. Dr Phil Hyde, who is a Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant at University Hospital Southampton, made the comments during a TRL-led webinar looking at speed on our roads […]

National Highways needs help planting three million trees

National Highways is on the hunt for landowners and organisations that can help it plant an additional 3 million trees by 2030. The move comes as part of National Tree Week (25 Nov – 3 Dec), the UK’s largest annual tree celebration in which the country’s conservation sector, volunteer groups and tree-lovers come together to plant thousands […]

Council unveils ambitious new sustainable transport vision for Fife

Fife Council’s new Local Transport Strategy, which sets out the vision for fair, sustainable access for all will be deliberated by councillors at Cabinet Committee this week (Thursday, 30 November). The wide-ranging Local Transport Strategy sets out priorities and provides a roadmap for investment and decision making on transport over the next decade. The strategy, […]

Planning application progress to be considered for West Winch Housing Access Road

The West Winch Housing Access Road in Norfolk is set to take another important step forward at a council meeting in December. In a report to Norfolk County Council’s cabinet, members will be asked to give officers the authority to finalise and submit the planning application for the scheme. The county council is expected to […]

Building bridges during major A1 upgrade, with Mabey Hire’s propping expertise

When it came to installing the new Allerdene bridge as part of a multimillion-pound National Highways upgrade to the A1 network, temporary works was a critical element given the poor ground conditions on site. Costain turned to Mabey Hire for its expertise. The A1 is a critical part of the UK’s highway network, with the […]

Schools in Barnet receive TfL Travel for Life accreditation

83 schools in the London Borough of Barnet have rbeen awarded their TfL Travel for Life accreditation by Transport for London. TfL Travel for Life (formally STARS) is the organisation’s accreditation scheme for London schools and nurseries. TfL Travel for Life aims to :inspire young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly, and safely […]

MP adds backing to A46 widening

The MP for Newark is calling for the Government to commit to a widening scheme on the A46 through his constituency, saying it is “vital” for the area. The scheme would see four miles of the road bebetween Farndon and Winthorpe in Nottinghamshire turned into a dual carriageway. National Highways was expected to have submitted […]

Government rejects claims driverless safety rules are “too weak and too vague”

The Government has responded to a Commons Transport Committee report into driverless cars, by insisting “safety is a priority” for its rules around the technology. In the report, the Committee had commented: “While it is widely assumed that self-driving vehicles will prove safer than human drivers, this is not a given. Optimistic predictions are often […]

New political party set up in Oxford to fight traffic restrictions

A group of independent councillors have set up a new Oxford-focussed political party aiming to win votes at the next local elections by fighting Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and other restrictions on traffic. The Independent Oxford Alliance says people should have freedom of choice when it comes to modes of transport. While congestion is a challenge […]


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