Non-charging plan in Salford delivers cleaner air faster than charging zone, modelling shows

Building on the transformational Bee Network, and using clean air funding already awarded by government, Greater Manchester’s proposal includes a £51.2m investment in zero-emission electric buses for the Bee Network, £30.5m to fund grants for cleaner taxis, and £5m for measures to manage traffic flow on some roads in the centre of Manchester and Salford. […]

New Green Travel District in Birmingham to create healthier communities

A pioneering new Green Travel District (GTD) for Sutton Walmley & Minworth, Reddicap and environs has been launched to help improve sustainable and active travel for residents, workers and visitors. The initiative will help put people before cars ensuring that residents, workers and visitors have more opportunities to walk, wheel, cycle and take public transport. […]

Experts call for actions to speed up global decarbonisation of road transport

A variety of clean-tech solutions such as electric vehicles and renewable transportation fuels must be deployed to speed up transport decarbonisation globally, experts from the transport sector have said. A roundtable discussion, which took place on Transport Day at COP28 in the REA’s Renewable Energy Action Pavilion, saw the experts discuss how to deploy each […]

RoSPA warns UK road safety progress has come to a grinding halt

There’s a warning the United Kingdom is lagging behind other European countries when it comes to road safety progress in reducing the number of people killed on its roads. The accident prevention charity, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents says the latest Global Status Report on Road Safety should be a wakeup call […]

National Highways lifting roadworks for Christmas getaway

National Highways says it is working round the clock to give motorists an early Christmas present by removing more than a thousand miles of roadworks ahead of the getaway.    This means more than 98% of motorways and major A-roads will be roadworks-free in time for those travelling to see loved ones or making other journeys for Christmas.    It says to help […]

Manchester’s new clean air plan means no daily driving charges

An update to the clean air plan for Greater Manchester has been revealed which shows the authority is looking to avoid introducing charges for driving in the region. Clean Air Greater Manchester says its strategy is to see cleaner air through the new Bee Network which involves zero-emission bus fleets and can run clean vehicles in areas […]

Drivers “unknowingly putting themselves in danger during motorway breakdowns”

Nearly eight-in-ten (78%) drivers would unknowingly put themselves in danger after breaking down on the motorway and stopping on the hard shoulder, new RAC research suggests. Only a fifth (22%) of the 1,900 drivers surveyed would do the right thing after breaking down on one of the UK’s fastest roads on a cold and wet […]


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