Congestion

M62 and M6 congestion hotspot to trial £7m traffic management system

November 4, 2016 Hayley Pink

Highways England is to start work on a £7m pilot scheme to cut congestion along the M62 near Warrington in Cheshire this month. The project at Croft Interchange – where junction 21a of the M6 meets junction 10 of the M62 – aims to give drivers more reliable journeys along the eastbound M62, one of the busiest commuter congestion hotspots in the region. From next summer, smart motorway technology, such as electronic information signs and variable mandatory speed limits on […]

Cycle safety

London’s first Quietway route diverts cyclists off busiest roads

June 15, 2016 Carol Millett

The haulage industry welcomed a scheme to help cyclists and other vulnerable road users avoid some of London’s major traffic routes, which opened between Greenwich and London this week. London’s Quietway route is a signposted route which passes through four London boroughs – Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and the Royal Borough of Greenwich. It includes more than 2km of traffic-free paths for cyclists linking Greenwich and Waterloo via  backstreet roads. Marked with purple-branded signage, Quietway 1 connects with other cycling routes […]

Road infrastructure

Greater Manchester freight forum builds momentum

June 13, 2016 Hayley Pink

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has taken the first steps towards creating the city region’s first-ever freight forum. Last month it hosted a workshop to find out what challenges logistics firms faced when operating across the 10-district region, and to define the sector’s role in Manchester’s economic growth plans. Helen Smith, head of logistics and environment at TfGM, said it was “an exciting time” for the region bringing opportunities for operators through projects like the Atlantic Gateway, as well as […]

Congestion

FTA welcomes TfL’s east London river-crossing plans to tackle congestion

December 2, 2015 Hayley Pink

The FTA has welcomed TfL’s plans to improve cross-river connectivity across east London, which will help relieve congestion hotspots for freight operators such as the Blackwall Tunnel. TfL’s Connecting the Capital vision proposes 13 new bridges and tunnels, which will boost the number of river crossings between Imperial Wharf and Dartford by more than a third. They are to be built to support the predicted population rise in London from 8.6 million to 10 million by 2030 and relieve pinch […]