Western Orbital road back on the agenda for West Midlands

Western Orbital road back on the agenda for West Midlands

Andrew Forster

The economic case for a new motorway around the west side of the West Midlands conurbation is being explored by pan-Midlands transport body Midlands Connect.   An... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News
New car park opens at Market Harborough station

New car park opens at Market Harborough station

A 300-space car park opened to the public at Market Harborough station in Leicestershire on the Midland Main Line on 18 June. The opening of new car park has enabled the existing one to... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
Total Car Parks backs IoD ‘Start Up’ award

Total Car Parks backs IoD ‘Start Up’ award

Essex-based Total Car Parks backed the Institute of Directors’ East of England Director of the Year Awards 2018, which were presented in Newmarket, Suffolk on 15... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
Masterplan for West Mids motorway hub

Masterplan for West Mids motorway hub

A programme of improvements to the West Midlands’ motorway and trunk road network, including a new Western Strategic Route connecting the M5... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

W Mids bike share fleet allocated

More details have been revealed of the West Midland conurbation’s public bike hire scheme, which will see 5,000 bikes introduced by next spring.  The West Midlands Combined Authority has awarded Nextbike a five-year contract (with a possible three-year extension) to provide a dock-based... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Midlands prepares for CAV testbed trials

Fifty miles of public road in Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry will be used to test connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) in the Midlands Future Mobility project.  Midlands Future Mobility is one of five CAV testbed sites that make up the Meridian Mobility eco-system to develop CAV testing... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Coventry approves removal of bus lanes

Coventry City Council is to permanently remove 1.6 miles of bus lanes after declaring their trial suspension a success. The council suspended eight sections of lane last January using an experimental traffic regulation order, saying that doing so would reduce traffic congestion and improve air... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

A transport legacy from Birmingham’s 2022 Games

Graham Nalty Boulton Moor Derby DE24

Tony Bolden makes timely comments on the need to prepare Birmingham’s transport for the Commonwealth Games in 2022 (Letters LTT 25 May). Decades of neglect of investment in public transport in favour of policies to support car use are likely to make this a challenging exercise. Birmingham... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today Comment

‘I thought I was going to die’

A civil enforcement officer (CEO) in Nottinghamshire was attacked and hospitalised while issuing a penalty charge notice. The female patrol officer suffered multiple injuries and was hospitalised for two days.  Gillian Brooks said she noticed a car parked in a Shopmobility bay. As she was... continue

2 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Coventry City Council defends its Restricted Parking Zone

Mark Moran

Coventry City Council is standing by a city centre parking control scheme that was criticised by the chief adjudicator of the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT). The tribunal upheld a group of appeals by drivers who said a lack of signs and double yellow lines within the city centre Restricted Parking... continue

2 Jun 2018Parking Review News
1 Jun 2018Parking Review Products & Services
Chesterfield to get a Northern Gateway car park

Chesterfield to get a Northern Gateway car park

Plans to build a replacement for the Saltergate multi-storey car park have been approved by Chesterfield Borough Council’s planning committee. Councillors approved the plans for the... continue

1 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Council hesitates on 400%+ bus tender rise

Rutland county Council has approved a 437 per cent increase in the cost of a tendered bus service after the incumbent operator withdrew from the contract. Whether the contract with the new operator will be signed appears uncertain, however, after news this week of an emergency agreement struck with... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

Nottingham buys electric trucks

Nottingham City Council is to purchase ten electric road sweepers, 15 electric cage tippers and one electric refuse truck, and will convert a further three refuse trucks from diesel to electric. The £2.8m project is part-funded by a £1.495m grant from the Government’s Joint Air... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

Birmingham bus stop closure trial a success, says TfWM

Andrew Forster

Transport for the West Midlands may consider the case for closing more bus stops in the conurbation after declaring a trial in south Birmingham a success.   TfWM launched the trial last October in an attempt to speed up bus services. Many bus stops in south Birmingham are spaced at short... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

Making Birmingham transport- ready for the 2022 Games

Tony Bolden, Rustington Littlehampton West Sussex BN16

Birmingham will host the Commonwealth Games in 2022. It was due to bid for the 2026 Games but, as Durban dropped out for 2022, Birmingham has come forward and been awarded the Games. Besides the refurbishment and extension of many of its sporting venues, this also offers the city and the... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Intu Potteries retains Park Mark

Intu Potteries retains Park Mark

The intu Potteries shopping centre in Stoke-on-Trent has retained its Safer Parking Scheme Park Mark award for car parks for 16... continue

15 May 2018Parking Review News
UKPC fined £5.7k for obstructing council’s flytipping investigation

UKPC fined £5.7k for obstructing council’s flytipping investigation

UK Parking Control was fined almost £6,000 after refusing to provide CCTV footage from a car park in Lincoln that had been requested in connection to an investigation into flytipping. Last September North Kesteven District Council was investigating the dumping... continue

15 May 2018Parking Review News
Coventry City Council accused of acting ‘like King Canute’ over parking zone signage

Coventry City Council accused of acting ‘like King Canute’ over parking zone signage

Shortcomings in signing mean that Coventry City Council’s city centre parking scheme is not easily understood by motorists, the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT) has ruled. Instead of road markings such as double yellow lines, the RPZ scheme uses ‘gateway’ signs placed at each entry point to the city centre to inform... continue

15 May 2018Parking Review Features

PayByPhone extends Apple Pay and Google Pay to Lincoln

Motorists parking in Lincoln can now pay via Apple Pay and Google Pay when using the PayByPhone app.  PayByPhone users can now select from multiple payment options, but within select UK cities such as Lincoln the app will automatically default to Apple Pay or Google Pay if the user’s... continue

12 May 2018Parking Review Products & Services
The Crown is restored to Ipswich as new car park takes shape

The Crown is restored to Ipswich as new car park takes shape

A new multi-storey car park is set to open in the centre of Ipswich. The 546-space Crown car park has been created by Ipswich Borough Council to replace a structure demolished in 2009. The new £5.5m multi-storey park replaces... continue

12 May 2018Parking Review News

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