B&NES Council launches consultations on long-term transport strategies

Bold new ideas for future transport networks in Bath & North East Somerset have been published today and the council is inviting people to have their say. Bath & North East Somerset Council has launched consultations on two transport strategies aimed at giving local communities a significant voice in shaping the future of travel over […]

Chancellor gets straight to work with mayors on growth mission

Yorkshire’s Mayors welcomed a “new dawn” for devolution after Tracy Brabin hosted talks with the Chancellor on the government’s growth mission in West Yorkshire today (11 July). The meeting, which included West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin, South Yorkshire Mayor Oliver Coppard and York and North Yorkshire Mayor David Skaith, was convened by the Chancellor Rachel […]

Roads to be prioritised for buses and cyclists in Reading

Reading Borough Council is set to prioritise buses and cyclists on its roads as part of its Transport Strategy 2040. The council has said the scheme will dictate how people will travel in the Berkshire town for the next 16 years. A decision on whether the strategy should move forward will be made at a […]

Lack of funding and data ‘hindering road safety’, says new survey by VivaCity

There are major challenges to road safety planning because of lack of funding and inadequate data, according to transport and highways solutions provider, VivaCity. The company surveyed 200 councils and found that 63% of them said lack of funding was a problem, while 45% said there was a lack of data available to them when […]

Bothwell Gardens roadworks traffic moving as planned

The traffic management in place at Dunfermline’s Bothwell Gardens roundabout is working as planned and keeping delays to a minimum. The roadworks, which are programmed to run for 16 weeks, include installing traffic signals on Bothwell Gardens roundabout, upgrading the traffic lights at the Netherton Broad Street/Moodie St junction and adjacent resurfacing works. These upgrades […]

Transport sector reacts to Labour Party manifesto

Following the launch of the Labour manifesto, RAC head of policy Simon Williams said: “It’s pleasing to see major concerns for drivers, such as local road maintenance and the transition to electric vehicles, high on the list of Labour’s priorities if they win power. However, there is an important issue which is notably absent. “The previous […]

Green Party announce ‘greener, fairer’ transport policies as part of its manifesto

The Green Party has announced a raft of ‘fairer, greener’ transport policies as part of its 2024 Election Manifesto. It said: “Our transport choices account for around a quarter of carbon emissions, so it’s vital to make it easier to opt for greener choices. Yet public transport provision continues to decline, often leaving those on […]

National survey to ask Portsmouth residents views on transport

Portsmouth City Council is one of 96 local authorities across the country participating in the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction survey. A questionnaire will be sent to a random sample of 4,500 Portsmouth residents from 7 June, with local and national results to be published in late October 2024. People receiving the survey are […]

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