London could become gridlocked because of shift to driving during pandemic

London could become gridlocked more often because of a shift towards driving as a means of transport during the Covid pandemic, the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan has said, warning that it risks creating a new health crisis from increased pollution. While levels of walking and cycling have risen in the capital, the overall proportion of people making […]

Dudley Council awarded £1 million to ease traffic flows across the borough

Dudley Council has been awarded a grant of more than £1 million for a scheme to improve traffic flow on bottleneck roads across the borough. The investment is from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), will be used to improve the performance of traffic lights on several busy roads in Dudley, Sedgley, Cradley and Brierley […]

Projects to help solve congestion ‘showing promise,’ says DfT

Exciting, innovative solutions to tackle the challenge of congestion are starting to emerge as a result of more funding and the work of the Transport Technology Forum (TTF), according to Anthony Ferguson, Deputy Director at the Department for Transport. Speaking at the TTF Congestion Challenge event in York today, he described congestion as “the biggest […]

Congestion halves in pandemic year

New figures analysing traffic congestion in the UK are demonstrating just how much effect the coronavirus crisis has had on journeys over the past year. The 2020 INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard identifies and ranks congestion and mobility trends throughout the pandemic across more than 1000 cities, across 50 countries – including the UK and reports […]

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