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Call for new Highways Act to support active travel

Parliamentarians have called for a new Highways Act and significantly increasing funding to achieve the levels of active travel needed to support decarbonisation targets.

 
 
  • National Infrastructure Commission calls for end to competitive bidding

    Local government transport funding should be overhauled by pivoting away from competitive bidding and putting in five-year budgets, according to Westminster's main independent advisor on infrastructure.

     
  • Barney over new green rail logo

    The rail industry has launched a new, green version of the classic British Rail logo to promote rail’s environmental benefits, but the original logo’s designer has sharply criticised the new version.

     
  • New travel statistics show lockdown impact

    New travel statistics that show the impact of the pandemic and lockdowns, found that while people in England obviously travelled less often and less far last year than in 2019, they walked and cycled further.

     
  • Cycle lane court challenge takes new turn

    Cycling UK has won the right to challenge a council’s decision to remove a popular cycle lane after a High Court ruling refusing permission for a judicial review was overturned.

     
 

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  • Little help for captive commuters

    Emily Yates of the Association of British Commuters asks whether so-called flexible season tickets are a price trap, designed to upsell rail passengers back to season tickets.

     
  • Following the launch of the Williams-Shapps plan, Hugo Jamson, creative director at NewTerritory, argues that rail needs rethinking end-to-end if it is to continue as a viable and valued part of our transport infrastructure.

     
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