Traffic congestion in London appears to be getting inexorably worse despite the London Congestion Charge, according to a new report. It meant drivers in the capital spent around 82 hours last year stuck in traffic (a 13% increase on 2012), according to a new report from Inrix. The report, based on journey data from GPS-equipped vehicles and mobile devices, suggests London suffered the biggest rise in congestion out of 18 UK cities last year. It also shows drivers across the […]
The Department for Transport (DfT) has published the terms of reference for its study into the future funding of England’s roads, which could pave the way for road tolling. In the spring (CM 22 March) David Cameron, the prime minister, set out his vision for the strategic road network, which included exploring whether it could be sold off along the lines of the privatisation of the UK’s utilities. The DfT, which is undertaking the study with the Treasury, has now […]
Westminster Council’s decision to educate rather than rain down fines on operators delivering during the Games, has avoided the issuing of £526,000 worth of penalties. During the Olympics, Westminster Council extended a pilot scheme that saw marshals educating rather than punishing operators delivering to London’s Leicester Square, after the introduction of new restrictions early this year. A Westminster Council spokesman says of the team of 40 marshals who were deployed during the night through to early morning: “Our marshals were […]
The FTA has urged the organisers of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer to urgently provide information to allow hauliers to plan for disruption during the completion period.