All Infrastructure articles – Page 2

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    Have your say on plans to make Lambeth Bridge and Waterloo safer for cyclists and pedestrians


    TfL is calling for responses to plans to make London’s Lambeth Bridge and Waterloo more pedestrian and cyclist-friendly.The plans, published yesterday (27 June), include the installation of segregated cycle lanes over Lambeth Bridge as well as two-stage facilities for cyclists turning right at crossroads and the ability for left-turning cyclists ...

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    Transport for West Midlands looks to keep road network 'running at its maximum'


    Birmingham needs to think radically if it is to reduce congestion, lower noise and improve air quality – without damaging the strength of the regional economy – according to Transport for West Midlands.Speaking exclusively to, Laura Shoaf, MD of Transport for West Midlands, said: “Being at the centre of ...

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    UK cities face food and drink "logistics crisis"


    London and other major UK cities face a looming food and drink “logistics crisis” unless operators and planning authorities take steps to address the problems facing the delivery sector, according to a new report commissioned by the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA).‘Feeding London 2030’ warns that, if not addressed now, the ...

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    Coalition pushes for Lower Thames Crossing decision


    A coalition of businesses and freight groups have signed a letter urging the chancellor to make up his mind on the preferred route for the Lower Thames Crossing.They say a new crossing would make a significant contribution towards two of the country’s most significant economic challenges – the need to ...

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    London’s first Quietway route diverts cyclists off busiest roads


    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 ...

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    Greater Manchester freight forum builds momentum


    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 ...

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    TRL launches road accident investigation course for fleet managers


    The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) has today launched a new CPD-accredited vehicle accident investigation course for fleet, operation and health and safety managers.It is designed to equip those responsible for fleet management with the skills to address issues arising from incidents involving company vehicles and staff.The two-day course will teach ...

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    Nottingham City cycle superhighway works commence


    Work has begun this week on a new, segregated cycle superhighway in Nottingham City centre following a public consultation earlier this year.The Western Corridor is one of the new routes proposed in the £6.1m Nottingham Cycle City Ambition Programme (NCCAP) and links the city centre to Woodside Road, Lenton.It will ...

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    Transport for London opens first section of North-South segregated cycle route


    Transport for London (TfL) has opened the first section of its North-South segregated cycle route – six months after construction first commenced.The two-way 800m section runs from Elephant & Castle to the Peabody Estate on Blackfriars Road. It will intersect with the new Quietway 1 from Waterloo to Greenwich at ...

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    Making more use of Northern ports could shave up to 156 million HGV miles off UK road network


    Many suppliers are considering relocating their operations to cities in the North of England in order to be closer to their customer base, delegates were told at a policy seminar in Westminster yesterday.According to Frank Rogers, deputy chief executive and director of integrated transport services at Merseytravel, an organisation that ...

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    Solar-power-generating noise barriers for highways being trialled in the Netherlands


    Researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology have developed large fluorescent noise barriers for busy roads that can also generate solar energy.Two panels have been erected alongside the A2 highway near Den Bosch in a practical test launched on 18 June - led by Dutch building company Heijmans - to ...

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    Nottingham launches consultation on cycle superhighway infrastructure


    Nottingham City Council has launched a consultation into a major infrastructure project that will see the creation of a new, segregated cycle superhighway to improve access into and through the city centre.The Western Corridor is a new cycle route that will run from Colwick in the east to University Boulevard ...

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    Global report focuses on reducing traffic fatalities by designing safer, urban cities


    'Cities Safer by Design' is a global report for urban planners and policymakers that offers practical guidance for designing safer towns that can reduce traffic fatalities.More than 1.3 million people are killed in traffic crashes worldwide, making traffic fatalities one of the leading causes of death in cities.The report from ...

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    Banning HGVs from city centres is not best option for improving road safety, says FTA


    Banning HGVs in city centres during peak hours would not be the most effective way to protect cyclists and pedestrians, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has warned.Speaking in response to reported discussions between the prime minister and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cycling last week about investigating a series ...

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    Boris pushes for a reduction of 14,000 deaths or serious injuries in London by 2020


    A new target to halve the number of people killed or seriously injured on London’s roads by 2020 has been set by the Mayor or London today (9 June).Meeting the new target would mean a reduction of more than 14,000 deaths or serious injuries over the next five years.The commitment ...

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    CLOCS presentation from Tip-ex 2015 available for download now


    Over 70 delegates took time out from the Tip-ex and Tank-ex shows last week in Harrogate as CLOCS took the work-related road risk message out on the road.Members of the CLOCS team, along with representatives from Lafarge Tarmac, Cemex, FM Conway and SiG took the audience through a range of ...

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    Manchester and Highways England link-up for city-region roads strategy


    Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and Highways England have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two parties developing shared strategies for motorways and key local roads across the city region.The new partnership aims to support economic growth in the region over the next 20 years.Graham Dalton, chief ...

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    Operators should monitor cycle superhighway 2 route during construction works


    TfL is urging the use of alternative routes during peak times while construction work to upgrade cycle superhighway 2 (CS2) takes place in the capital.The upgrade will create a fully and semi-segregated route between Aldgate and Bow roundabout, including 11 cycle-priority junctions installed, including at Aldgate, Mile End and Whitechapel.A ...

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    Operators split over Fors fees


    Operators joining newly privatised Fors later this month will pay from £485 up to an eye-watering £11,250 in annual fees to be part of the benchmarking and safety initiative.The new pricing, which sees operators charged on the basis of fleet size and number of operating centres for the previously free ...