20mph violations in South Wales recorded, but action not yet taken

The Chief Constable of South Wales Police has confirmed that the force is still “working through the details” of its enforcement strategy. The limit across most residential roads was reduced to 20mph in September last year, and Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan has told ITV News the force has been “recording data but not taking enforcement […]

Employment freeze to protect council jobs blamed for state of roads in Wales

Roads and pavements are deteriorating due to a recruitment freeze aimed at protecting council employees’ jobs, councillors have been told. Denbighshire council is facing a £20-£26m black hole next year and a £3.3m shortfall in the current financial year, reports Nation Cymru. At a cabinet meeting at the council’s Ruthin County Hall HQ, council officers […]

Wales’s first-ever biomethane refuelling station for HGVs opens

Renewable biomethane supplier ReFuels NV has announced the opening of its 13th low-carbon refuelling station for HGVs, and its first to open in Wales. The new site, with 12 pumps capable of refuelling more than 500 HGVs daily and cutting over 60,000 tonnes of CO2 annually, makes low-carbon deliveries a reality for the hundreds of […]

Nearly one in five older people in Wales say public transport is a major challenge

Nearly one in five older people in Wales say public transport is a challenge for them, according to a new survey. Age Cymru’s fourth annual What matters to you? survey of almost 1200 older people across Wales found that 18% of older people were dissatisfied with public transport in Wales, reports Nation Cymru. Respondents said reduced or […]

20mph opponents plan go slow protests

Protestors in Wales are planning a “National Convoy Day” on Saturday, driving to Cardiff to show their opposition to the new country-wide residential 20 mile per hour speed limit. The South Wales Argus reports the go-slow is being organised by a 57 year old from Cardiff, with convoys from Newtown, Magor Services, Pont Abraham Services […]

Harper promises people “transport choice”

The Transport Secretary has told the Conservative Party Conference he will “give people choice to make their lives easier and not to force them to travel in a certain way, or at a certain time,” as he announced a “comprehensive plan for drivers.” Mark Harper told the audience in Manchester that in the UK, the […]

GoSafe reveals speeding threshold in Welsh 20mph zones

The Welsh road casualty reduction partnership GoSafe has revealed drivers will not be punished for driving above the new 20mph standard residential speed limit until they are caught driving at 26mph or more. The new lower limits were introduced across Wales on Sunday 17 September, with enforcement being introduced to support compliance. On its website […]

Agylisis reports drop in vehicle speeds since 20mph limit implemented in Wales

Initial analysis of traffic speeds on Welsh roads where there’s been a drop from 30mph to 20mph suggests vehicles are travelling around three miles per hour slower. Analysis by statisticians Agilysis suggest speeds on the roads it looked at dropped from 22.67 mph the week before the change to 19.77 the week after. The company […]

Welsh Government teams up with police ahead of 20mph roll out

The Welsh Government has teamed up with police forces to help educate motorists ahead of the 20mph default speed limit roll out in September. On Sunday, September 17 Wales will become the first UK nation to introduce a new default 20mph speed limit on restricted roads. To prepare motorists for this significant change, the Welsh […]

Wales spending £46m protecting bus services

The majority of bus services in Wales will be protected thanks to a new transitional scheme announced by the Welsh Government. Deputy Climate Change Minister Lee Waters is publishing details of the Bus Transition Fund in a joint statement with the WLGA and bus operators. The Deputy Minister with responsibility for transport confirmed the fund […]

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