Pavement parking powers needed now, councils urge

Powers to ban pavement parking need to be extended to all areas across England to save lives and make our streets safer, more than three years after a government consultation to introduce them ended, according to a new report published by the Local Government Association (LGA). Older and disabled people, including those who use wheelchairs, […]

Bridge demolition completed ahead of schedule

The M42 near Birmingham has needed to be closed for less time than expected during the demolition of a damaged bridge. The structure between junctions 7 (M6 J4) and 6 (Birmingham NEC and Birmingham Airport) was removed by contractors in a 52 hour operation after being struck twice in one week by lorries using the […]

Transport becomes cabinet post in Scotland

Scotland’s First Minister has elevated transport minister Fiona Hyslop to a full cabinet member, as the previous cabinet minister for the sector, Mairi McAllan concentrates on Wellbeing Economy, Net Zero and Energy. The reshuffle took place after the resignations of Elena Whithamin and Michael Matheson from the cabinet last week. Ms Whithamin stepped down for […]

Decade of renewal plan for Wandsworth roads and pavements

A 10-year programme of improvements will tackle the deteriorating condition of Wandsworth’s roads and pavements, under new proposals from the council’s transport cabinet member. Councillor Jenny Yates said: “Wandsworth is a fantastic place to live, but after years of under-investment its roads and pavements are showing too many signs of wear and tear.  “I’ve been […]

Work to commence on new cycleway in West Lothian

Work is set to start on the construction of a new section of cycleway/footpath that will link the Wester Inch area directly to the existing path network in Whitehill Industrial Estate and on to Blackburn. The project features as part of the West Lothian Active Travel Plan which sets to provide more active travel opportunities […]

Black Cab association boss calls for EV grant extention

The general secretary of London’s black cab industry association is telling the government it must extend its £7,500 grant to taxi drivers to help continue the transition to electric vehicles. London’s financial newspaper City AM says Steve McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA) has told the PA News Agency it is […]

Two weeks of overnight closures planned for the M8 in Glasgow

The M8 eastbound will be closed overnight between junctions 13 and 14 from tonight (12 February) until Saturday 24 for resurfacing work. Amey is carrying out the work on the stretch north of Parkhead on behalf of Transport Scotland, which says this scheme will benefit around 32,000 road users each day, by improving the condition […]

Watch – Driverless car burnt out by vandals in San Francisco

A Waymo autonomous vehicle has been burnt out after being set on fire by a group of people in San Francisco. The local NBC affiliate TV station reports the vehicle was travelling in the Chinatown area of the city on Saturday night when it was surrounded by about 10 to 15 people. Several social media […]

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