Institution of Civil Engineers launches consultation on the value of a national transport strategy

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has launched a consultation to gather insight on whether England could benefit from having a national transport strategy and how such a strategy could be developed and implemented. The consultation is seeking evidence and views from infrastructure and transport professionals, civil engineers, civil society groups, and other interested parties. […]

Two thirds of people oppose ICE sales ban, survey suggests

Two thirds of UK motorists are against the proposed ban on selling petrol and diesel cars after 2030, a study has suggested. Despite plans to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars at the end of this decade, a majority have said that they disagree with the decision and believe that they should still […]

National Highways’ bridge schemes shortlisted for South West engineering awards

National Highways’ projects to modify and refurbish three bridges in the South West have been shortlisted for regional engineering awards. The Institution of Civil Engineers has shortlisted the A38 Mowhay footbridge scheme Plymouth for the Sub £8 million category, while the 18-month refurbishment of the two M5 Junction 11 bridges has been nominated in the […]

Funding for cycling and walking schemes needs to be simplified for local authorities, says ICE

Funding for cycling and walking schemes need to be simplified further for local authorities, according to the ICE. This forms part of a number of recommendations from a recently published ICE insights paper assessing the impact of previous UK active travel strategies and what the second Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy needs to cover. For those reasons, the benefits of cycling […]

New solutions considered for Queensferry Crossing “ice bombs”

Officials at Scotland’s Queensferry Crossing are considering fitting snow-repelling coatings or steel mesh to its 288 cables. The Scotland on Sunday newspaper has learned a French lab is testing solutions with results expected this week, but it is not known how quickly the chosen option to combat ice “accretion” on the bridge could be installed […]

ICE wants further insight on whether the UK’s model of planning and designing infrastructure is as effective as it could be

The Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) has started a consultation that will ask whether the UK’s model of planning, prioritising and designing infrastructure – led by the National infrastructure Commission (NIC) – is as effective as it could be. The first round of the UK’s infrastructure planning process culminated in the publication of a National Infrastructure Strategy. […]


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