Westminster reveals cycling and walking plan

Westminster reveals cycling and walking plan

Mark Moran

Westminster City Council has published its plans to provide new and additional space for cyclists and pedestrians in the heart of the capital to safely support the easing of the lockdown. All areas of Westminster will be covered by activity to encourage people to move safely around the city as the... continue

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28 May 2020Parking Review News

£784k for West Sussex emergency cycling and walking measures

The government has awarded West Sussex County Council initial funding of up to £784,000 for emergency, safe space cycling and walking measures in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The schemes to be implemented will largely be temporary, such as pop-up cycle lanes and some road closures,... continue

3 Jun 2020Parking Review News
Leicester’s COVID-19 Transport Recovery Plan published

Leicester’s COVID-19 Transport Recovery Plan published

A document setting out how Leicester’s transport system can best meet the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic and help the city’s economy to recover, as well as securing longer-term... continue

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3 Jun 2020Parking Review News
Bus lane enforcement restarts in Leicester

Bus lane enforcement restarts in Leicester

Mark Moran

Camera enforcement of Leicester’s bus lanes and bus gates restarted on 1 June after being suspended throughout the... continue

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3 Jun 2020Parking Review News
Lorries need safe parking spaces

Lorries need safe parking spaces

Mark Moran

The Freight Transport Association is urging the government to follow through on its promise to... continue

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3 Jun 2020Parking Review News
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DfT’s re-shape streets edict: weeks, not months, to deliver change

Robert Huxford

We recognise this moment for what it is: a once in a generation opportunity to deliver a lasting transformative change in how we make short journeys in our towns and cities.” This is Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps’ message in the foreword to the statutory guidance on... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
More councils warn of Covid cash crunch without extra aid

More councils warn of Covid cash crunch without extra aid

More councils in England have warned of financial distress unless the Goverment comes up with further funding to cover their additional costs and income losses from Covid-19.  The Government has already provided... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Covid frustrates road resurfacing

Reading Borough Council has had to cut back a residential road surfacing programme because so many more cars are parked on streets during the day because of Covid-19 movement restrictions. “The increased number of parked cars in our residential roads not moving during the day and night makes... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Review grant rules, says LGA

Councils in  England should be given freedoms on spending Government grants for transport and economic development because of Covid-19, the Local Government Association has said. LGA chairman James Jamieson has written to Simon Clarke, the MP for regional growth and local government, setting... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
London: Park Lane traffic lanes cut from three to one

London: Park Lane traffic lanes cut from three to one

Transport for London has defended its installation of a temporary cycle lane and a bus lane along Park Lane, leaving just one of the three northbound lanes of the busy thoroughfare open to general traffic. The... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Scotland: Edinburgh scoops £5m as budget grows

The Scottish Government has awarded the City of Edinburgh Council £5m – half of the initial £10m budget – from the Places for Everyone fund to introduce roadspace reallocation measures to help with Covid-19 social distancing. The Government this week announced that the... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Motorway rapid EV charging plan

Every motorway service area in England will have at least six rapid electric vehicle chargepoints in place by 2023, the DfT has said. The chargepoints will be funded by a rapid charging fund announced in the Budget in March. Some service areas will have ten to 12 of the 150-350kW chargepoints, all... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

DfT still wants 18 trains on HS2

The House of Commons transport committee has asked HS2 minister Andrew Stevenson to explain why the Government is sceptical about cutting the number of trains on the London to West Midlands leg of HS2 from 18 to 14 an hour.  The reduction was recommended by Doug Oakervee in his review of the... continue

1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
Wiltshire creates team to lead M4-South Coast road upgrade

Wiltshire creates team to lead M4-South Coast road upgrade

Andrew Forster

Wiltshire Council is creating an officer team to take... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
Preferred options to complete dual A66

Preferred options to complete dual A66

The Government has announced the preferred options to complete the dualling of the A66 Transpennine road between the M6 at Penrith in Cumbria and the... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Hotel conversion for 55 Broadway

Westminster City Council has granted planning permission to convert the former London Transport headquarters at 55 Broadway into a luxury hotel. The building was built in 1929 in an art-deco style as the headquarters of the Underground Electric Railways of London Ltd, which became London Transport... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

A14 across Cambs opens to traffic

The full 21-mile A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon road scheme has opened to traffic.  The east-west route will improve travel conditions from the east of England to the Midlands and the North.  Part of the Highways England project, a new 12-mile bypass south of Huntingdon, opened last... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Oxford explores new Thames footbridge

Oxford City Council is to explore the feasibility of a new pedestrian bridge over the River Thames to help the redevelopment of the Osney Mead district on the southwestern edge of the city. The council is to spend £300,000 on an initial feasibility study and has been allocated £6m by... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
Mapping tool gathers active travel suggestions in Edinburgh

Mapping tool gathers active travel suggestions in Edinburgh

A new online platform will let people share suggestions for creating safer spaces for walking, cycling and wheeling safely in Edinburgh as the current restrictions begin to be lifted. The Commonplace mapping tool is being used by City... continue

1 Jun 2020Parking Review News
Drivers willing change habits to keep lockdown's clean air, says AA

Drivers willing change habits to keep lockdown's clean air, says AA

Mark Moran

British drivers are prepared change their behaviour to maintain... continue

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