Date last updated: 22/11/2018
22.11.2018

The Government has pledged to give councils the power to use CCTV to tackle parking in mandatory cycle lanes, as part of an action plan to improve road safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

 

 



The action plan includes around 50 proposals from the Department for Transport (DfT) following a cycling and walking safety review. There will also be a £100,000 investment to support the police to develop a national back office function to handle footage provided by the public including helmet cam and dash cam evidence.



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06.11.2018

Sign Art - Edinburgh's road signs hacked by artist

 

 

 

 



A "playful" street artist has been putting his own stamp on road signs in Edinburgh city centre.

The altered signs - including images of flowers and wine glasses - have been seen in South St David Street, Thistle Street and Union Street.

The signs were hacked by Italian artist Clet Abraham, whose work sells for thousands of pounds.

He said on Twitter that there are between 15 and 20 pieces around Edinburgh.

Earlier this year a post on his Facebook page showed a similar image of a flower growing through a no entry sign in Glasgow.

Art experts have said that they hope City of Edinburgh Council, which owns the road signs, does not destroy the artworks.



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28.10.2018

Local councils in England are to get an extra £420m to tackle a growing number of potholes.

 

 

 



In the budget, Mr Hammond will announce £25.5bn for Highways England for major road upgrades between 2020 and 2025 - largely funded by vehicle excise duty. It will be the first time the tax has been "ring-fenced" for use on the roads. An extra £3.5bn of "new money" will be allocated to major local routes, which fall under the remits of local councils.



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10.10.2018

Why you have (probably) already bought your last car

 

 

 



Driverless taxis - the transport of the future?

I'm guessing you are scoffing in disbelief at the very suggestion of this article, but bear with me.

A growing number of tech analysts are predicting that in less than 20 years we'll all have stopped owning cars, and, what's more, the internal combustion engine will have been consigned to the dustbin of history.

Yes, it's a big claim and you are right to be sceptical, but the argument that a unique convergence of new technology is poised to revolutionise personal transportation is more persuasive than you might think.

The central idea is pretty simple: Self-driving electric vehicles organised into an Uber-style network will be able to offer such cheap transport that you'll very quickly - we're talking perhaps a decade - decide you don't need a car any more.

 

 



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02.10.2018

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced the first of the 'major road' schemes, although the Department for Transport (DfT) has yet to reveal the network itself

 

 

 



In his Conservative Party conference speech, Mr Grayling said: 'We’re also upgrading the Major Road Network – the next tier down of roads which play such an important part in good regional connections.

 

 



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17.09.2018

‘Don’t be a Space Invader’ – stay safe, stay back says Highways England

 

 



Stay safe, stay back - that is the message from Highways England today as it reveals the extent - and impact - of tailgating on the country’s major roads and motorways.

 

 



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