Transport Development

Electric leg-up

Drivers of electric cars are to be allowed to drive in bus lanes in London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham and Bristol as part of the ongoing government investment in electric vehicle infrastructure. On these increasingly congested towns and cities, allowing such an advantage to electric car drivers at peak times offers a genuine incentive to invest…
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EVs – cause of the next oil crisis?

Bloomberg has launched a cracking series of animations and deep-dive insights around a range of issues, the first focusing on Electric Vehicles and the impact EVs will have on oil. And it’s all about batteries. The deep-dive examines the rate of growth in EV sales and the tipping point at which an oil crisis is caused…
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TfL’s urban greening

Transport for London has awarded grants to a further four street improvement schemes through its Future Streets Incubator Fund. Part of the Mayor of London's £4bn Road Modernisation Plan to transform the city’s roads and public spaces, the fund is a tangible way of bringing innovative ideas to life that will bring a more sustainable,…
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£40 million to drive UK green car revolution

The Department for Transport has announced £40 million in funding for ten “Go Ultra Low” cities. London, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Nottingham, Derby, Dundee, Oxford and York will all benefit, with the lion’s share going to London and a big slice for Milton Keynes, where hybrid drivers will also be able to use rebranded bus lanes…
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The Infrastructure Footprint

The announcement last year that the Government was establishing the National Infrastructure Commission (a policy proposal developed under Ed Miliband’s leadership of the Labour party in the previous term of Parliament) was greeted positively by the many large players in the world of infrastructure. The appointment of Lord Adonis to the helm was also roundly…
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Delhi taking drastic measures to tackle air pollution

Whilst London has already exceeded annual air quality limits in the first week of the new year, Delhi is currently testing the impact of banning roughly half of all private vehicles from the roads each day. The odd/even licence plate ban is apparently showing mixed results, in part due to variations in weather. Surely, as scientific…
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