Parking changes and safer roads discussed at Brighton & Hove Council committee meeting

Road safety and the future of parking in Brighton & Hove were the main themes from a busy Transport and Sustainability committee meeting this week. Councillors spent more than three hours discussing several reports presented to them, voting to approve measures to improve the safety, implement the first elements of a wider parking review and […]

Queen Victoria Road improvements to get under way in Newcastle

Work to construct a new cycle track, safer crossing points and signalised junctions on a busy city centre road are due to get under way. Newcastle City Council will be carrying out the works on Queen Victoria Road and Claremont Road as part of a £2.95m investment, which includes £1.3m from the government’s Active Travel […]

Bouygues Travaux Publics – Murphy awarded LTC tunnelling contract

National Highways has awarded Bouygues Travaux Publics – Murphy Joint Venture the contract to build the country’s largest bored tunnels. The Lower Thames Crossing will connect Kent and Essex, and is designed to tackle congestion to the west at the Dartford Crossing. The award of the Tunnels and Approaches contract completes the assembly of the […]

Acusensus hail AA support for AI distracted driving solution

The manager of AI road safety company Acusensus says the AA’s call for their technology to be rolled out across the UK is an important step towards the solution being used operationally, saving lives on our highways. Geoff Collins has welcomed the AA Charitable Trust’s support for the cameras which automatically detect whether people could […]

TTF signals funding Q&A webinar now online to watch again

A recording of special webinar to help local authorities, suppliers and consultants understand the application process for a share of £70 million of extra funding to upgrade and maintain traffic signals is now online. The webinar supports those working on applying for part of £40 million of the money, which was announced in the Government’s Plan […]

Driverless vehicles in the here-and-now with Scott Belcher on Highways Voices

This week on Highways Voices, we talk about real world here-and-now driverless solutions. We’re joined by the former President and CEO of ITS America, Scott Belcher who is now Executive Director of ACES Mobility, a group looking to boost last mile Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared journeys with a new American initiative. Subscribe to Highways Voices […]

New TfL data shows sustained increases in walking and cycling in the capital

Transport for London  has published new data from its annual Travel in London  report, which shows that there have been continued increases in the levels of walking and cycling in London. The new data shows that the number of daily cycle journeys increased in 2023 to hit an estimated 1.26 million journeys per day, up by 6.3 per cent from 1.19 million […]

Ancient finds uncovered alongside M25 in Surrey

Historical artefacts dating back thousands of years have been unearthed by archaeologists working on the National Highways M25 Jct 10/A3 improvement scheme near Wisley in Surrey.  Since Summer 2022, Balfour Beatty, working on behalf of National Highways, have been working with Oxford Archaeology to undertake a number of archaeological investigations as part of the scheme. […]

More than half of London’s black taxis now zero emission capable

London’s iconic black cabs have reached a major milestone with more than 50 per cent now being zero emission capable , with the number totalling more than 7,970 on the city’s streets. Transport for London says the capital’s taxi drivers are playing a significant part in cleaning up London’s toxic air with a ten per […]


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