Lincolnshire lists major road improvements for Grantham this year

A series of major highways works will take place in Grantham this year, according to Lincolnshire County Council. Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “We’ve listened to residents’ concerns about the road network in Grantham and, as a result, we’re investing nearly £4 million towards improvements in and around town this year. “Not only […]

AI urban traffic management solution gains patent

A patent has been granted for a new traffic management system created by AI company Simpifai Systems and the University of Huddersfield’s artificial intelligence experts. Professor of AI Mauro Vallati and the AI4UTMC research team, including Dr Rongge Guo, Saumya Bhatnagar, and Dr Francesco Percassi, have been working with Simplifai on the use of artificial […]

Police in Lincolnshire detect 99 offences during latest Operation Tramline

Driving offences including suspected drug driving, motorists using their phone at the wheel and a one-month-old baby found not properly restrained have been detected by officers during tje latest Operation Tramline in Lincolnshire. The operation, in conjunction with National Highways, uses a so-called “supercab” to identify unsafe and distracting driver behaviour on major routes, aiming […]

Scottish government accused of “secret talks” to bring back Edinburgh Congestion Charge

Scotland’s SNP/Green administration and Edinburgh city council are said to be plotting to revive the idea of a congestion charge in the country’s capital, nearly 20 years after residents rejected the plan. The Scottish Daily Express reports the City’s transport convener Scott Arthur has revealed that officials are “working with the Scottish Government on pay-as-you-drive”, adding “that’s […]

Edinburgh councillor hails new pavement parking ban

The head of transport in Edinburgh has hailed the city’s new rules banning parking on pavements as “leading the way” on enforcing the Scotland-wide prohibition. Scottish regulations giving councils the power to enforce the new rules came into effect on 11 December, aimed at addressing “the inconvenience inconsiderate parking causes to all road users, in […]

Council to consult on pedestrian crossing strategy

Cheshire East Council is updating its crossing strategy and asking residents of Cheshire East to have a say. The strategy aims to achieve consistency in the assessment and provision of pedestrian crossings across the borough, prioritising locations where they are most needed. The council is updating its strategy because it wants to have a more intuitive […]

Two more schools extend Safer School Streets trial in Plymouth

Two more Plymouth schools have started an extended trial of traffic restrictions during morning and afternoon drop-off and pick-up times, following a successful one-day pilot. The ‘Safer School Streets’ pilot, organised by the Council in partnership with Sustrans in 2021, saw roads outside six primary schools closed to school-run and through traffic during these peak […]

Committee approves prioritised roads capital programme for Caithness

Members of the Caithness Committee has agreed a list of prioritised programme of works for structural overlay/inlay works and surface dressing schemes which will be funded out of the Capital Budget allocation for 2024/25, according to Highland Council. The actual 2024/25 capital roads budget allocation for Caithness is still to be finalised but based on […]

American driverless test bed trials remotely operated vehicles

From more than 200 miles away, Purdue University researchers have been able to test their autonomous vehicle technology using the University of Michigan’s real-world test track in Ann Arbor, and challenge it using both real and virtual cars and pedestrians. This first remote use of the Mcity Test Facility came 14 months after U-M announced […]


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