Active Travel

Activists want Hammersmith Bridge closed to motor traffic 'for good'

13/04/2022

Environmental activists have invited West London residents to imagine the ‘fantastic possibilities that could be in store’ if Hammersmith Bridge remained permanently closed to motor traffic.

Khan hails School Streets success with 500 across London

10/03/2022

There are now more than 500 School Streets across London, mayor Sadiq Khan has announced, and walking is now the main way 58% of children aged 5-11 in London get to school.

Glasgow seeks cash for £475m active travel network

03/03/2022

Glasgow City Council has approved unfunded plans to build a City Network of active travel infrastructure priced at nearly half a billion pounds.

Hammersmith Bridge quick fix starts this month

14/02/2022

Stabilisation works under the Hammersmith Bridge Restoration Project will start this month, Hammersmith & Fulham Council has announced.

Govt gets Highway Code changes underway 'to make roads safer'

03/12/2021

A new hierarchy of road users, where those who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility, has been included in changes to the Highways Code now laid before Parliament.

Manchester calls for zebra crossings on side roads

10/11/2021

Greater Manchester’s mayor and transport commissioner have written to the transport secretary seeking permission for a mass trial of zebra markings at side roads after new evidence showed that they lead to a 65% increase in drivers giving way.

New Scottish cycling design guidance released

29/09/2021

The Scottish Government has published new guidance for cycling infrastructure, covering design and the wider planning context to support better, safer active travel.

Cycle lane court challenge takes new turn

23/09/2021

Cycling UK has won the right to challenge a council’s decision to remove a popular cycle lane after a High Court ruling refusing permission for a judicial review was overturned.

Call for new Highways Act to support active travel

23/09/2021

Parliamentarians have called for a new Highways Act and significantly increased funding to achieve the levels of active travel needed to support decarbonisation targets.

Highway engineers are part of Wales solution, Waters says

19/08/2021

Highway engineers in Wales are facing some of the biggest changes to transport policy of their careers, but a government minister has said they should not see this as a repudiation of their work.

Highway Code changes to create new road user hierarchy

30/07/2021

Planned changes to the Highway Code will create a new 'hierarchy of road users' and give greater cyclist and pedestrian priority at crossings and junctions, the Government has announced.

Reassess pothole cash rules, insurer says

09/06/2021

Zurich Municipal has called for local authority pothole funding to give greater focus to cycle paths and footways to protect cyclists and e-scooter riders.

Bridges threat 'shows lack of joined-up thinking'

24/02/2021

More than 10,000 people have signed an online petition objecting to Highways England’s plans to infill or demolish more than 100 disused railway bridges, which campaigners say could be needed for new rail or active travel routes.

Delayed cycling schemes could go £6m over budget

11/02/2021

A £19m package of cycling schemes in Cornwall risks going significantly over budget and missing what is already a revised delivery date, auditors have warned.

Highways England off track on Cornwall cycle schemes

25/01/2021

Highways England has admitted that main construction work for a cycling programme in Cornwall to which it is contributing £17m ‘is expected to commence in 2021/22’, despite originally stating that it would be ‘be delivered by spring 2021’.

Exclusive: Highways England's active travel claims don't add up

21/01/2021

Highways England has been unable to support its claim to have completed 160 cycle schemes between 2015-20 under its Designated Funds programme.

TfL held to account over casualty rates

14/01/2021

Transport for London has unveiled a new online tool that it said will enable organisations and the public to see the level of road casualties in the capital.

Comment: Building habits from positive changes

01/12/2020

Mark Kemp, chair of ADEPT’s Transport and Connectivity Board, explains the organisation's policy position on active travel and how it is a vital component of the transport solution.

DfT warns councils over £175m active travel cash

13/11/2020

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced councils' allocations for the £175m second tranche of the Active Travel Fund.

Better places and active living with Balfour Beatty Living Places

09/11/2020

As England goes through a second national lockdown, Steve Helliwell, managing director of Balfour Beatty Living Places, discusses how the spring lockdown transformed the way people travel - from a reliance on cars to more options for active travel. 

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Bridge Engineer - Kendal

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Recruiter: Cumbria County Council

Highways Team Leader - Barrow

£25,927 - £26,446
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Rights of Way Officer

£28,226 - £30,095
The Rights of Way Officer role is based within the Highways Service. Cambridgeshire
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Transportation Planner

£35,336 - £39,571
A Transportation Planner is required for the analysis and monitoring of traffic. Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
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Traffic Regulation and Administration Officer

£24563 - £25823 per annum + generous pension, flex working + much more
OverviewWe are looking for a Traffic Regulation and Administration Officer to join the team and support us in delivering the parking service across Bu England, Buckinghamshire
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Civil Enforcement Officer

£22332 - £23478 per annum + generous pension, flex working + much more
OverviewAn exciting opportunity has arisen within Parking Services, which forms part of the Highways & Technical Services department in Buckinghamshir England, Buckinghamshire
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Fleet Management Team Leader

£42698 - £44888 per annum
OverviewWe are looking to recruit an experienced and motivated Team Leader to lead Buckinghamshire Council's Fleet Management Team which provides vehi England, Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury
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Senior Highways Project Manager

Up to £45,700 p.a.
Broxbourne is going through an unprecedented period of place-making change. Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Recruiter: Broxbourne Borough Council

Senior Engineer - Street Lighting/Furniture (Street Scene)

£41,346 - £46,392
Are you looking for an opportunity to work as an Engineer and make a difference within Hackney? Hackney, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Hackney London Borough Council

Transport and Highway Development Manager

£44,863 - £48,552
Are you passionate about delivering change that has a long-lasting, positive impact on people’s lives and where they live? Hove, East Sussex
Recruiter: Brighton & Hove City Council

Road Safety Officer - Take 5 Project

£25,419 - £32,798
The Road Safety team sits within the Transport Strategy and Network Management Service. Cambridgeshire
Recruiter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Project Commissioning Assistant

£20,043 - £22,129
The city is leading an exciting period of regeneration so it’s an exciting time to be joining our team. Bradford, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: City of Bradford MDC

Strategic Waste Manager

£52,739 - £56,593
This is an exciting, rewarding and challenging role to work in the Environmental Commissioning team. Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Recruiter: Cheshire West & Chester

Climate Change Manager

£41,591 - £43,570
NKDC has been committed to tackling climate change for over a decade. Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Recruiter: North Kesteven District Council

Senior Engineer

£36,853 to £47,784
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Engineer position within the Traffic and Engineering section. Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
Recruiter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Civil Enforcement Officer (Blyth)

£22,571 - £24,919
You will be responsible for observing and enforcing parking controls in a fair and consistent manner. Blyth, Northumberland
Recruiter: Northumberland County Council

Capital Works Engineer

£32,427 to £41,361
We have an exciting opportunity for a Capital Works Engineer position within the Traffic and Engineering section. Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
Recruiter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Highways Operative - Barrow x2

£22,571 – £23,454
We are looking to recruit a new Highways Operative to our Highways Service. Cumbria
Recruiter: Cumbria County Council

Flood Risk Engineer

£25,419
The Development Management Team is based in the Network Strategy Service area. North Yorkshire
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Contracting Assistant Engineer

£27,522 - £31,099 pay award pending
We are passionate about Doncaster - it’s a great place to live, do business and visit. Doncaster, South Yorkshire
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