Walking, wheeling and cycling to be offered on prescription in nationwide trial

Social prescriptions, including walking, wheeling and cycling, will be offered by GPs as part of a new trial to improve mental and physical health and reduce disparities across the country, the government has announced. The government has awarded £12.7 million in multi-year funding to 11 local authority areas in England. The funding will go towards several pilot […]

Subsidies for zero-emission vehicles targets affordable models

The Government has announced that the grant scheme for zero-emission vehicles has been updated to target less expensive models, which it says allows the scheme’s funding to help more people make the switch to an EV.  It says the plug-in grant scheme, which has used taxpayers’ money to support the purchase of nearly half a million vehicles over a decade, […]

Highways Voices highlights and when things went wrong – yes, it’s the Christmas blooper edition

Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Pocket Casts and never miss an episode! Back in January, Highways News created a new podcast series “Highways Voices”. Thousands of listeners later, we’re celebrating the end of the first year of programmes with a special highlights edition – and some examples of where things didn’t quite go […]

More action is needed to decarbonise transport sector, says Transport Minister

More action in this ‘decisive decade’ to halt the impact of climate change, according to Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Trudy Harrison. Speaking at the Smart Transport conference, she said the main challenge for the transport sector is designed a system that is fit for the 21st century, meeting the ‘three c’s’-covid, carbon and convenience’, […]

Decision-makers meet “against the odds” at ITS World Summit in Hamburg

More than 70 Ministers, Mayors, Industry Leaders and senior representatives of national and local governments from over 20 countries or states have met in Hamburg to review how intelligent and green mobility can contribute to sustainable growth and a better environment for all citizens. TThe delegates included UK Transport Minister Trudy Harrison and Department for […]

ITS leads on the road to Net Zero, a minister impressed and a merger not a takeover – all on Highways Voices from Hamburg

WSP’s new “greenprint” for transport to reach Net Zero leads the conversation on Wednesday at the ITS World Congress in the latest Highways Voices sponsored by SWARCO and GEWI. Associate Tom Grahamslaw discusses the new white paper which explains how Intelligent Transport Systems can enable the decarbonisation of road traffic saying, “It’s about adapting what we currently […]

Transport Minister hails UK’s “pioneering innovations”

The new Transport Minister Trudy Harrison has told Highways News the work of the British Intelligent Transport Systems industry is “pioneering” and key to the future of transport and decarbonisation. Ms Harrison spoke to the Highways Voices podcast during a visit to the ITS World Congress in Hamburg where she toured the exhibition and met […]


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