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Government announces £7m to get people cycling safely

22/02/2018

Ministers are inviting eight English cities to bid for a share of £6.5m to improve safety for cyclists as part of the Government’s controversial cycle safety review.

Highways England extends deadline for comments on cycling ban

21/02/2018

Highways England has extended the deadline for people to object to its proposal to ban cycling on a section of the A63 in Yorkshire on safety grounds, following a huge number of responses.

Local active travel network plans rejected by Welsh Government

05/03/2018

Four councils in Wales have been told to resubmit their active travel plans by 27 August after the Welsh Government rejected their first attempts.

Amey moves on to deliver 'cycle revolution' in Birmingham

09/04/2018

Amey has begun work on a £5.4m project in Birmingham to deliver a 4km two-way, fully segregated cycle route linking Selly Oak and the University of Birmingham with the city centre.

WSP to update cycling infrastructure guidance

03/05/2018

The Department for Transport (DfT) has appointed WSP to revise and update its cycling infrastructure design guidance.

Big step forward for footways and cycle route management

21/05/2018

The UK Roads Liaison Group has published a suite of documents to support asset management associated with footways and cycle routes.

Scotland no closer to sustainable transport goal

04/09/2018

The Scottish Government has acknowledged it must work harder to develop a sustainable transport network after its attempts to persuade people to leave their cars at home made little impact.

Bristol edges slowly towards congestion charges

03/10/2018

Bristol City Council has published a draft transport strategy that includes a mass transit scheme, as well as possible congestion and workplace parking charges.

Campaigners hail 'mayor victory' on Highway Code changes

22/10/2018

Campaigners have welcomed confirmation that planned revisions to the Highway Code will include new measures to promote cycle and pedestrian safety, including the ‘Dutch reach’ method of opening car doors to avoid hitting cyclists.

Charity calls for overhaul of cycling network with ‘historic problems’

12/11/2018

A national cycling charity has called for an ‘overhaul’ of the UK’s cycle network, a move it argues could help add nearly £8bn to the economy.

Norman hails ‘Burkean moment’ in transport

04/02/2019

Transport minister Jesse Norman has warned that ‘we have no time to lose’ as emerging technologies bring the chance to mitigate the mixed legacy of the 20th century motoring boom.

Pinch Point cash could fund sustainable transport schemes

01/08/2019

The Department for Transport has published guidance to help councils apply for a share of nearly £350m to improve local roads.

Analysis: Asset management and active travel

19/08/2019

Andy Pickett, senior asset management consultant at Hyperion Infrastructure Consultancy and member of the UK Roads Liaison Group's Footways and Cycleways Management Group, discusses the role of the highways code of practice in increasing active travel.

TfL to roll out 20mph limits in central London

09/09/2019

Transport for London is set to take forward plans to lower speed limits on its roads across central London.

Taking an active approach to travel planning

20/09/2019

Mark Kemp, chair of ADEPT’s Transport and Connectivity Board, shares his views on enabling the shift to active travel.

'Civilised' Highbury Corner junction officially opens

04/10/2019

The new Highbury Corner junction has officially opened after 'a transformation from one of London's most intimidating roundabouts into a junction that is much safer and more welcoming for people’.

Scottish Government digs in on A96 with 40km shared path

29/10/2019

Transport Scotland has unveiled new proposals for more than 40 km of shared use path on the Hardmuir to Fochabers section of the A96 dualling programme.

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