Buzzbike: Funding round complete after sevenfold subscription increase

London-based Buzzbike has announced the completion of its latest funding round, bringing total investment to £7.2m. The micromobility subscription business said it had seen 700 per cent growth in demand for its e-bike services over the last year. It is now giving the option to the public to become shareholders via a crowdfunding campaign, according to […]

No magic bullet required, says Clean Cities report

A report commissioned by Clean Cities has revealed that transport emissions can be cut by over 90% by the 2030s, with ‘swift implementation’ of well established existing urban transport measures. The first-of-its-kind study modelled five cities from across Europe (Madrid, Greater Manchester, Milan, Brussels and Warsaw). The measures include: introducing low- or zero-emission zones, greening […]

30mph limit for Mancunian Way out for consultation

The Mancunian Way’s speed limit in Manchester could be permanently dropped to 30mph. Since November 2022, a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order has been in place along the motorway reducing its official speed from 50mph to 30mph as part of a Council strategy aimed at preventing future serious collisions. This trial was brought in following a […]

TRL Software connected vehicle trial minimises wait times at Manchester’s signals

An innovative trial of connected vehicle technology in Manchester is using open data provided by TRL Software’s SCOOT 7® traffic management software to create a demonstration app that helps drivers minimise wait times at traffic lights. Teeside-based traffic data analyst company KL Systems is using this data to generate in-vehicle alerts to inform drivers how […]

Manchester rules out temporary cycle lanes

It looks like Manchester has decided against the installation of temporary cycle lanes to cope with the extra demand on road space during restrictions on travelling on public transport. A member of the public tweeted the city council asking, “When can we expect the pop up protected cycle lanes to be install please? All the […]

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