Active Travel

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. 

Bath widens 20mph limits to cut vehicle dominance

15/10/2020

Bath and North East Somerset Council is set to extend 20mph limits to some of the main routes in and out of Bath for the first time.

Scottish councils get active travel funding boost

25/08/2020

The Scottish Government has cut its match funding requirement for permanent active travel infrastructure after giving councils nearly £39m for pop-up physical distancing schemes.

Comment: The new day after lockdown

14/05/2020

Past chief executive of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) Richard Hayes, takes a look at what the new normal means for highways and transport.

Government announces £250m for urgent active travel

12/05/2020

The Government has pledged to release £250m to councils for the reallocation of road space to active travel 'within weeks', as part of a wider multi-billion pound package, backed by statutory guidance.

Transport Scotland puts £10m towards active travel pop-up schemes

06/05/2020

Transport Scotland has re-allocated £10m to pay for 'pop-up walking and cycling routes or temporary improvements to existing routes' in order to support social distancing.

TfL announces major road reallocation programme

06/05/2020

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced the ‘London Streetspace’ programme to accommodate a potential ten-fold increase in cycling and five-fold increase in walking when lockdown restrictions are eased.

Analysis: The great reallocation

04/05/2020

Dominic Browne looks at the debate around long-term changes post COVID-19 and whether more road space will be reallocated to active travel.

Active travel misses out in Budget

11/03/2020

Campaigners have complained that the Government has ducked its responsibilities in active travel in the 2020 Budget.

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.

'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’.

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.

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.

Highways jobs

Support Engineer

£30.585 - £31.557
This is a great opportunity to join a thriving and passionate team. In return, we offer a range of benefits which include... Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Engineer (Design and Construction)

£32,234 - £35,745
Applications are sought from experienced Civil and Highways Engineers looking to further their careers in engineering Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Recruiter: Denbighshire County Council

Waste Services Driver / Loaders

£21,989 to £24,447 per annum
The waste and recycling service is offering Driver/Loader positions. You will need to be a HGV driver and hold your driver CPC card. York, North Yorkshire
Recruiter: City of York Council

Senior Environmental Health Officer

£40.869 - £43.860
We would like to hear from exceptional candidates with broad experience of Private Sector Licensing Schemes, enforcement, and with a... Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Vehicle Technician

£24,982 - £29,577 per annum
This role is permanent for applicants with a Class C Driving Licence.  Sandwell, West Midlands
Recruiter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Senior Sustainability Officer (Homes)

£43,860 - £46,839 p.a. inc.
We are looking for a highly driven, creative, flexible and resilient candidate with understanding of... Brent, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Brent Council

Head of Climate, Environment and Waste – South Cambridgeshire District and Cambridge City Councils

£75,619 - £90,288 per annum
We’ve been recognised nationally for our environmental focus and efforts to lead local climate change issues. Cambourne, Cambridge
Recruiter: South Cambridgeshire District Council

Senior Engineer - Structures

£44,632 - £49,298
We’re looking for talented individuals to be part of our expanding team working on everything from local schemes to large £multi-million projects. Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Recruiter: Milton Keynes Council

Senior Technician (Structures)

£30.451 - £34.728
We’re looking for talented individuals to be part of our expanding team working on everything from local schemes to large £multi-million projects. Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Recruiter: Milton Keynes Council

Head of Parking & Customer Engagement

£56,100- £63,633 per annum
We are looking for a Head of Parking and Customer Engagement to join us at this critical time for Hounslow. Reporting to the Assistant Director of... London (Greater)
Recruiter: Hounslow London Borough Council

Head of Traffic & Capital Delivery

£56,100 - £63,633 per annum
We are looking for a Head of Traffic and Capital Delivery to join us at this critical time for Hounslow. Reporting to... London (Greater)
Recruiter: Hounslow London Borough Council

Environmental Health Officers (EHORB registered/chartered)

£37,638 - £43,659 per annum
We are looking for 2 x enthusiastic and driven environmental health practitioners to join the Rogue Landlord Taskforce as... Camden, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Camden London Borough Council

Principal Transport & Infrastructure Planning Officer

£51510 - £59400 per annum
Two year fixed term contract with a potential for extension, subject to budget and workload.Calling all transport planners - are you seeking a new ch England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recruiter: Essex County Council

Local Highways Officer

£22,183 - £32,234
We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who preferably has experience of highway maintenance or a technical background. Cambridgeshire
Recruiter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Structures Asset Manager

£61,334 - £69,090 per annum (salary dependent on experience)
This full-time role will all be primarily based in KCC’s Ashford Henwood depot but travel within Kent will be expected to meet the demands of... Kent
Recruiter: Kent County Council

Highway Operations Manager

£31,339 to £35,754 per annum
The Council is committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to... York, North Yorkshire
Recruiter: City of York Council

HS2 Senior Highways Approvals Officer

£36984 - £38881 per annum
OverviewWith construction work well underway, the impact of High-Speed Two has already been felt by our local communities and businesses across the co England, Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury
Recruiter: Buckinghamshire Council

Principal Sustainability and Climate Change Officer

£40,876 – £42,821 per annum
This is an exciting time for an experienced professional to lead on measures to address the Council’s declaration of a climate emergency Trafford, Greater Manchester
Recruiter: Trafford Council

Deputy Team Manager

£43,860 - £46,839 p.a. inc.
The successful candidate will also be making sure that the practice within the team is fair and professional at all times. Wembley, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Brent Council

Head of Climate Action

£57,817 - £65,823
Driving change to address the climate emergency Stockport, Greater Manchester
Recruiter: Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Highways Presents

Highways on Fridays

Register now!

Latest Issue

latest magazine issue

INSIDE:

  • ALARM survey - will the Government listen to long-term funding pleas?
  • The benefits and costs of benefit cost ratios
  • An international winter service tour
View the latest issue

Latest Video