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Greater Manchester deploys AI-controlled road junctions
06 Nov 2020
The technology anonymously identifies different types of road users at selected junctions and controls traffic signals to allow different modes of transportation to be prioritised as and when required.
Glasgow to introduce car free zones around 21 city primary schools
01 Sep 2020
The scheme follows an initial pilot at six primary schools with a reported 69 per cent fewer vehicles identified outside those schools during the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.
London mayor progresses plans to create more green spaces
24 Jul 2020
Two new woodlands will be created in London’s Green Belt, the majority of which is not public open space despite making up 22 per cent of the capital’s land area.
Manchester's 'Cyclops' junction reaches major milestone
19 Jun 2020
The junction, equipped with cycle optimised protected signals, allows bicycles to approach from four arms which converge onto a cycle track and help segregate cyclists from general traffic.
City of Lahti launches personal carbon trading scheme
15 Jun 2020
The free mobile CitiCap app automatically tracks a means of transport used and allows citizens in the Finnish city to benefit from reducing their own mobility emissions.
Cardiff Council works with city design specialist on reopening plan
11 Jun 2020
Council leader wants to adopt the same “one-city” approach that has seen the public sector, communities and businesses pull together throughout the pandemic to “build back better”.
Birmingham announces measures to prioritise walking and cycling
09 Jun 2020
The schemes include pop-up cycle lanes, pavement widening and road closures to create low traffic neighbourhoods, which are all part of a package of active travel measures.
London and Frankfurt emerge top of most eco-friendly cities in which to work ranking
04 Jun 2020
The study by British Business Energy examines cities across the globe to determine which offer the best and worst options for the eco-conscious worker.
Edinburgh launches online mapping tool for safer travel
04 Jun 2020
The public can use the Commonplace platform to share suggestions for creating safer spaces for walking, cycling and wheeling as the current lockdown restrictions begin to be lifted.
Glasgow's physical distancing initiative receives funding boost from Sustrans
29 May 2020
The city has been awarded £3.5m from Sustrans Scotland, which it will put towards temporary travel infrastructure to support safe distancing to help stifle the spread of Covid-19.
Vancouver sets out its plan to create 50km of slow streets
26 May 2020
The Canadian city also plans to expedite the permitting process for outdoor patios and restaurants to give people the room they need to resume some of their normal activities.
Four cities recognised for their sustainable mobility efforts
20 May 2020
The EU describes the cities as powerful examples that show the local role leaders can play in making their cities cleaner, safer and more sustainable.
London to transform streets to prepare for increase in cycling and walking
07 May 2020
Mayor Sadiq Khan and Transport for London said the UK capital needs to prepare for a possible 10-fold increase in cycling and five-fold increase in walking when lockdown restrictions are eased.
San Diego creates more room for walking and cycling on its streets amid Covid-19
30 Apr 2020
The city is introducing a “slow streets” pilot programme to repurpose certain public streets to create more outdoor space and encourage safe walking and cycling.
Milton Keynes launches ride-sharing trial
03 Feb 2020
Trial will help the council understand whether shared ride services could complement Milton Keynes’ bus network as part of its review later this year.
Cardiff secures £21m for air quality improvements
30 Jan 2020
The award follows a request for the local authority to identify measures to address air quality urgently.
Tampere launches carbon footprint calculator
15 Jan 2020
The calculator aims to allow users to find a route and check how much their carbon footprint would be affected by using public transport, cycling or walking, compared to driving.
London receives £4 million investment for EV infrastructure
23 Dec 2019
The investment will see more than 1,000 EV charging points deployed across 29 London boroughs from next year, building on the 1,500-strong network already installed.
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11 Jan 2021
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OnDemand WEBINAR: The rise of autonomous mobility and its role in the new normal era
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