traffic management

DfT stalls moving traffic enforcement roll-out

04/04/2024

The Department for Transport (DfT) has shelved the further roll-out of powers for English councils to enforce moving traffic violations.

DfT's Plan for Drivers gets into gear but public unsure of direction

19/03/2024

A Department for Transport review of low traffic neighbourhoods has found little evidence of widespread opposition to LTNs, despite the Government's rhetoric.

LTNs 'popular and effective', leak reveals

11/03/2024

Low-traffic neighbourhoods are popular and effective, a leaked report from the Department for Transport has found.

EMCC realises 'dream' of sterile work environment on fast roads

28/02/2024

A longstanding 'dream' of providing workers on fast roads with a 'safe and sterile' work environment has been realised through a new Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) standard.

Sheffield to spend £1m CAZ funds on air quality

15/02/2024

An estimated £1m raised through Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone will be used to improve air quality near schools, the city council has said.

Ministers stall on pavement parking, despite pledge

12/02/2024

The Department for Transport (DfT) has refused to say when it will make a decision on giving councils the power to ban pavement parking, amid criticism that it has ‘sat on’ the issue for over three years.

Ministers did not stop LTNs receiving cash

06/02/2024

Officials have confirmed that last year’s allocation of £200m government funding for cycling and walking excluded low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) because no LTN bid matched funding criteria rather than because ministers had blocked such schemes.

Edinburgh first to enforce pavement parking ban

29/01/2024

Edinburgh City Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to enforce a ban on pavement parking.

Councils get new steer on motorbikes in bus lanes

26/01/2024

The Department for Transport has updated its guidance for councils on allowing motorcycles to use bus lanes.

'CAZ working' Rees claims, but NO2 still in breach

26/01/2024

Air pollution in Bristol is still above legal limits after the city council brought in a Clean Air Zone that exempts private vehicles.

Ministers were warned of LTN review difficulties

11/01/2024

A newly released Department for Transport document has confirmed that officials had to tackle ministerial misconceptions about traffic calming measures included in a ‘proposed’ review of low traffic neighbourhoods.

A road ecosystem fit for the future

23/11/2023

Alex Smith, chief executive officer of Buchanan Computing, looks at the need to digitise the road network across the UK and the company’s work towards this.

Glasgow clean air bid gets all clear

31/10/2023

A legal challenge to Glasgow's Low Emission Zone from a local business has failed.

Khan hails ULEZ compliance as revenue doubles

31/10/2023

London mayor Sadiq Khan has welcomed new data showing that compliance rates in the new outer London part of the Ultra Low Emission Zone have nearly caught up with those in inner London.

Controversial Oxford LTNs made permanent

19/10/2023

Three low traffic neighbourhoods in Oxford are to become permanent, Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet decided this week.

Bus companies brand Oxford LTNs a ‘failure’

16/10/2023

Low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) in Oxford have ‘made congestion worse’ and delayed bus services, operators have argued ahead of a crunch decision on the future of the schemes.

Boroughs get opt out from future traffic schemes

12/10/2023

Legislation that will enable London boroughs to opt out of future road charging schemes has been welcomed as ‘an enormous step forwards in local democracy’.

15 minute cities 'don't exist': DfT official describes struggle to 'move past politics'

06/10/2023

Civil servants are battling to explain to ministers that concepts like ’15-minute cities’, said to restrict people’s ability to go shopping, ‘don’t really exist’, a top Department for Transport official has revealed.

Sunak announces 20mph review in 'fight for motorists'

02/10/2023

The Government has announced plans to discourage English local authorities from bringing in 20mph and traffic reduction measures, billed by the prime minister as ‘slamming the brakes on anti-car measures’.

Tower Hamlets to remove LTN road closures

26/09/2023

Tower Hamlets Council has decided to remove most of its low traffic neighbourhood road closures, despite the majority of affected residents supporting the air quality measures.

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