Fostering public and private sector innovation

Fostering public and private sector innovation

Since 2014, Innovate UK has invested around £1.3 billion to help businesses across the country to innovate, with match funding from industry taking the total value of projects above £4.3 billion. It has helped 8,500 organisations create around 70,000 jobs – investing £190m... continue

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Parking at core of Scottish transport reforms

Scottish local authorities are to have the power to charge a levy on workplace parking and also prohibit parking on pavements under the new Transport (Scotland) Act. The new Act also covers local bus services and low emission zones in cities. The workplace parking levy (WPL) provisions give local... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News
A city can only be as smart as its citizens

A city can only be as smart as its citizens

Juliana O'Rourke

In recent years, the idea of a ‘smart city’ has shifted from science fiction to meaningless buzzword to –... continue

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Future mobility impacts

Future mobility impacts

Digital connectivity is the 'golden thread' in the future mobility agenda, enabling new... continue

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Birmingham investigates case for introducing workplace levy

Businesses in Birmingham city centre could be charged £500 a year for each private parking space under a city council plan to reduce congestion and air pollution. Birmingham City Council is looking at the potential for a workplace parking levy (WPL) to fund public transport and cycle routes.... continue

15 Oct 2019Parking Review News

MPs to look at case for road pricing

A national debate is needed on whether road pricing could help plug the shortfall caused by sharp falls in Fuel Duty and Vehicle Excise Duty, the House of Commons Transport Committee has stated. It wants to see discussions start now ahead of an inquiry into road pricing, which will be announced in... continue

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Green spaces: measuring their impact on health and wellbeing for citizens

Green spaces: measuring their impact on health and wellbeing for citizens

Cities are busy places and green spaces can provide a space of calm or a place to exercise, somewhere to meet friends or enjoy nature. Green spaces also improve air quality and sequester carbon, making our lives better and healthier.  At the same time, within the public sector, the... continue

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Dundee plan to scale up mobility innovations

The Mobility Innovation Living Lab (The MILL) in Dundee is leading a £2.5m programme of innovation pilots. We are demonstrating how smart transport technologies, business models and data can improve wellbeing, says Anna Day, Partnerships Manager, Urban Foresight: The MILL was established by... continue

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Urban land community: shaping innovations to develop better places

Urban land community: shaping innovations to develop better places

The ULI Tech Forum brings city, real estate, technology and innovation professionals together to share knowledge, best practice and creative thinking to enable truly innovative solutions to be applied to our urban environment Technology on its own is not the... continue

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DfT remains vague over rail enhancements schedule

DfT remains vague over rail enhancements schedule

Rhodri Clark

The DFT is not saying when it will publish its pipeline of rail enhancement schemes, more than six months into Network Rail’s Control Period... continue

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Long delay on review of VAT for transport projects

Rhodri Clark

HMRC has not yet completed a review started in 2017/18 of VAT charges for major transport projects. Some transport infrastructure bodies have been setting aside large amounts of money pending the outcome. Government bodies can recover VAT on goods and services in an agreed list but not on others.... continue

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Thinktank calls for road usage tax to cover lost fuel revenue

Thinktank calls for road usage tax to cover lost fuel revenue

A system of road pricing should be introduced to combat traffic congestion and compensate for the £28bn loss of revenue from fuel duty as the country makes the transition to electric vehicles, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has... continue

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Call for new roads body for Scotland

Maintenance of local roads on Scotland’s mainland should be entrusted to 12 new authorities, Scottish Road Works Commissioner Angus Carmichael has told MSPs. This would strike a better balance between accountability and efficiency than the current “poor model”, where local... continue

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Transport Summit

The future of the UK’s transport system will be discussed at the 4th Local Transport Summit taking place in Bradford on 28 – 29 November. Speakers include the DFT’s Stephen Fidler; Nicola Kane at Transport for Greater Manchester; and Elizabeth Hunter from West Yorkshire Combined... continue

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Motorway fatalities up by 19%

The number of people killed in road traffic accidents on Great Britain’s motorways in 2018 rose by 19% to 92, in comparison with the previous year, new data from the DfT says. The total number of fatalities on the roads, at 1,671, was approximately unchanged from the previous year, due... continue

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Swansea scales back EV charge plan

Swansea Council has greatly reduced the scope of its initial roll-out of electric vehicle charging points in parking areas, after receiving only 18 per cent of the funding it requested. A report to the council’s cabinet last week said the authority, which covers Wales’ second largest... continue

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Durham Uni to research hydrogen transportation

A £1M project to explore the benefits of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles and technology was launched last week. The research, funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and overseen by Durham University, will run for four years. It will combine existing national... continue

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Monitoring reveals better air quality near new 50mph limits

Rhodri Clark

Air quality has improved at all locations in Wales where 50mph limits were imposed last year on trunk roads, although the mean traffic speed was significantly higher than 50mph. The Welsh Government introduced the 50mph limits in June 2018 and made them permanent last summer. This week it published... continue

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