Bristol councillor calls for West of England mayor to take buses under public control

The councillor in charge of transport in Bristol has urged the West of England metro mayor to bring buses into public control. Bristol Labour is calling on the West of England Combined Authority to look at bus franchising as a way to fix the region’s struggling public transport. Labour Councillor Don Alexander, cabinet member for transport at Bristol City Council, […]

Safer roads plan for Bristol is backed by councillors

Plans to make Bristol roads safer have been backed by councillors but questions were raised about funding. More than 100 people a year are seriously injured in car crashes on the city’s roads, leading to cross-party calls for the council to make driving less dangerous. A new target was set for zero deaths or serious […]

Bristol CAZ “milestone” for city

The Mayor of Bristol has described the introduction of its Clean Air Zone “an incredible milestone” which will “help create a city that is healthier for everyone to grow up, live and work in”. The CAZ was introduced yesterday (28 November). No vehicles are banned from entering Bristol Clean Air Zone, which covers a small […]

Yunex Traffic wins five-year contract with Bristol City Council for supply, installation and maintenance of traffic signal and control equipment

Yunex Traffic has been awarded a five-year contract by Bristol City Council for the supply, installation and maintenance of traffic signal and control equipment. With an option to extend to up to nine years, the company’s work will drive operational and performance efficiencies, as well as delivering social value commitments and contributing to a reduction […]

New ‘mobility hubs’ to be trialled across Bristol

New ‘mobility hubs’ that could incorporate facilities such as toilets, exercise equipment, hot desk spaces and community gardens when they are introduced at certain sites are to be trailed across Bristol. The idea of the new scheme being piloted in areas of Bristol is to make it easier for people to switch between different modes […]

Bristol to launch Clean Air Zone next summer

Bristol’s clean air zone will be introduced in the summer of 2022, with residents and businesses receiving a strengthened package of support to help them adapt to the changes to tackle pollution in the city. The introduction of the zone will include support for residents to upgrade to cleaner vehicles and more sustainable travel habits, […]

Packed line-up confirmed for JCT Symposium 2020 as delegate numbers soar

Delegates at this year’s JCT Traffic Signals Symposium will hear how data from existing urban traffic control systems could be used to help reduce the environmental impact of transport in the future. The fascinating presentation from Professor Margaret Bell is one of 20 lined up for the two-day online event which has already seen a […]

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