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Greater Manchester deploys AI-controlled road junctions

Greater Manchester deploys AI-controlled road junctions

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.

UK city of Norwich extends free Beryl Bike scheme

UK city of Norwich extends free Beryl Bike scheme

The initiative forms part of a package of government measures in response to Covid-19 paid for through the Department for Transport’s Travel Demand Management fund.

StreetLight Data and Ford Mobility team for data-driven safety solutions

StreetLight Data and Ford Mobility team for data-driven safety solutions

A bundled offering will combine datasets and machine learning to identify how cities can reduce serious and fatal crashes as well as inform future safety strategies.

Glasgow to introduce car free zones around 21 city primary schools

Glasgow to introduce car free zones around 21 city primary schools

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.

Helsinki creates bicycle boulevard

Helsinki creates bicycle boulevard

The boulevard of Kulosaaren puistotie is being converted into a shared in-roadway with motor vehicles required to adjust their speeds according to cycling.

UK transport sector urged to make cycling more inclusive

UK transport sector urged to make cycling more inclusive

Report warns the needs of many disadvantaged and marginalised groups have been ignored and urges the transport sector to raise its ambition and commitment to make cycling more inclusive.

London mayor progresses plans to create more green spaces

London mayor progresses plans to create more green spaces

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. 

Bike Share Toronto collaborates with private sector association

Bike Share Toronto collaborates with private sector association

The partnership will offer members of the Canadian Automobile Association South Central Ontario a number of rewards and benefits and help promote cycling in the city.

Toolkit identifies locations for cycleways in England

Toolkit identifies locations for cycleways in England

It has been developed to help inform bids for Tranche 2 of the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, particularly for authorities which have not yet developed local walking and cycling investment plans.

Manchester's 'Cyclops' junction reaches major milestone

Manchester's 'Cyclops' junction reaches major milestone

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.