Coventry first in UK to use new road reconstruction and recycling technique

A new road reconstruction and recycling technique is being rolled out in Coventry this week thanks to a partnership between Coventry City Council and Colas. The new technique is called Recycol and Coventry will be the first city to use it. The process involves using specialist equipment to recycle and regenerate the top surfaces of […]

£8.6m cycle route underway in Coventry

Work has started on a 6km cycleway running from the east of the city that will provide a boost to sustainable travel options in the region, enabling more people to cycle on their journeys. The segregated cycle route will allow people to safely travel by bike from the city centre to University Hospital Coventry and […]

Coventry set to receive £110.9million funding towards sustainable transport

Coventry City Council is set to receive £110.9 million funding towards sustainable transport after a bid as part of the Department for Transport’s (DfT) City Regional Sustainable Transport Fund, which is being administered to and allocated by city regions. Cllr Jim O’Boyle, cabinet member for jobs, regeneration and climate change, said: “This funding pot will […]

Calls for extra average speed cameras in Coventry turned down

Residents in Coventry have had their request for Average Speed Cameras on three new routes in the city turned down because the council says they do not meet the threshold for action. The Coventry Telegraph says three separate petitions were raised to the council but none of the roads has enough of a bad safety […]

Coventry City Council to approve £10 million roads programme

Coventry City Council is set to approve a £10m programme designed to improve the city’s roads. The programme will include new road safety and traffic management schemes, as well as ongoing maintenance, and will tie in with the improvements being carried out around the city . There will be work to improve safety, including more […]

Coventry to invest in all-electric bus city by end of 2025

Coventry will receive £50m to fund 297 all-electric buses for the city by 2025. The funding will be secured once a final business case is approved by the West Midlands Combined Authority on 19 March. Highways officers believe it will save around 55 tonnes of Nitrogen Dioxide every year. The £50 million will be invested […]

Coventry and Oxford to be the first cities to have all-electric buses

Coventry and Oxford are developing proposals to become the first parts of the UK to run all-electric bus services, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced yesterday. The cities are developing business cases in an England-wide competition to switch an entire town or city’s bus fleet to electric vehicles. Subject to successful business cases, each area could […]


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