Leicester gets road maintenance funding boost

TWO of Leicester’s busiest roads are set to benefit from major investment in repairs and resurfacing thanks to additional Government funding. The city council has been awarded an extra £830,000 from the Government’s Network North fund to be spent during 2023/24 and 2024/25. Network North is an £8.3billion funding commitment by the Department for Transport, […]

Leicester to use technology to enforce yellow box offences

Leicester City Council is preparing two junctions to use camera enforcement to tackle traffic offences and improve congestion close to St Margaret’s Bus Station, using legislation that allows councils to deal with moving traffic offences. The new powers will allow the council to enforce traffic offences at the junction of Abbey Street and Gravel Street, […]

New cycle and walking route under construction in Leicester

Work is under way to create a new section of walking and cycling track in Aylestone Meadows that will form part of the National Cycle Network. The improvements will see a new 3.5 metre wide track installed on land behind Kingsway, off Narborough Road South. The new route will connect to the existing track off […]

Major win for Aggregate Industries as it wins highways maintenance contract across Leicester and Leicestershire

Aggregate Industries has won a five-year, £47 million road repair and maintenance contract across 3,000 miles of highways in Leicester and Leicestershire. The company was successful in its joint tender bid for carriageway patching, including pothole repairs, for Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council. The new multi-million-pound contract includes of all required works, including […]

New project will restore heritage cycle route in Leicester

Tree-lined cycle tracks that were first designed and built in the 1930s are set to be restored as part of a new project to improve walking and cycling routes in Leicester. Leicester City Council has been awarded nearly £2.2million by the Department for Transport after a successful bid to its new agency, Active Travel England […]

Work starts on major neighbourhood cycling route improvements in Leicester

Work has started on a major new neighbourhood cycling route in Leicester as part of a government-backed citywide programme of investment in sustainable transport. Leicester City Council is investing £1.8million to improve a 2.5km route along Blackbird Road, Parker Drive and Beaumont Leys Lane, to help encourage more people to make the shift to walking […]

MaaS provider to help Leicester City Council

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) technology company SkedGo has announced a contract with Leicester City Council to help strengthen sustainable and active travel in the region. The deal sees the launch of two Android and iPhone apps as part of the Choose How You Move initiative, offering a journey planner that incorporates public transport, e-bikes from Santander Cycles, […]

Workplace challenge to boost active travel

Workplaces in Leicester & Leicestershire are being pitted against each other for a fun challenge to see who can get the most staff to leave their cars at home.  The Let’s Go – Betterpoints Workplace Challenge is inviting anyone who travels to work to walk, run, wheel, ride or use public transport to help their team climb […]


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