Active Travel

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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