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Smart Transport Conference | 30 November 2021 | etc.venues ...

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Smart Transport Conference to explore roadmap to decarbonising transport by 2050. As the UK’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, the transport and mobility sector has a fundamental role to play in tackling climate change and the Smart Transport conference will be the first major in-person gathering for transport and mobility personnel following COP26 in Glasgow.

What is a 15-minute neighbourhood? | Healthy streets

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A 15-minute neighbourhood involves a menu of policy actions that provide residents access to most, if not all, of their needs within a short walk or bike ride from their home. It's based upon four pillars: 4. ubiquity. 15-minute policies transform urban spaces into connected and self-sufficient (or ‘complete’) neighbourhoods.

Government plans zero emission vehicle mandate from 2024 ...

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The Government wants to introduce a new zero emission vehicle mandate that will set targets for a percentage of manufacturers’ new car and van sales to be zero emission each year from 2024. The ZEV mandate was revealed as part of the Government’s long awaited Net Zero Strategy, which was published today. The Government says it will consult ...

Road safety still biggest concern for cyclists, says new ...

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Freelance writer for Fleet News, Tom Seymour has been a specialist B2B journalist covering the automotive sector for over 14 years. He started his freelance career in 2015 and currently writes for a variety of automotive, business and technology publications.

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) - Smart Transport | News

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Why the public sector must leverage the value of data. Data is the new ‘natural resource’ upon which transport and mobility services will be built, the 21st century equivalent of coal or oil, reports business motoring writer Jonathan Manning. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

Centre for London calls for road user charging scheme ...

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The Centre for London has called on the Mayor of the capital to introduce a pay-per-mile road user charging scheme. The think tank is urging the Mayor to rethink the way London approaches improving the capital’s air quality ahead of the expansion to the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), which starts from October 25.. Nick Bowes, Centre for London chief executive, said: “The expanded ULEZ is ...

New rail business model: Working with GBR | Mass transit ...

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Without it, they cannot plan or invest. Industry leaders and lobbyists are forming a queue at the door of Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines, who is charged with establishing GBR to start overseeing rail transport from 2023. They want to make sure of a seat at the table. They’re worried: the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail released in ...

EV chargers to 'switch off' at peak times to manage ...

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New electric vehicle (EV) charge points installed at home and in the workplace will be pre-programmed to switch off during peak hours to ease pressure on the National Grid.. In May, new charge points will not operate from 8am to 11am and 4pm to 10pm, but owners will be able to override the pre-set times to take account of night workers and people who have different schedules.

Zenzic reveals CAM Scale-Up winners to share £500,000 ...

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Zenzic has revealed the six companies that will gain access to £500,000 in Government funding as part of the Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) Scale-Up programme. The programme aims to give UK-based, innovative SMEs and start-ups the opportunity to test and develop their products through the CAM Testbed UK, a testing ecosystem created to ...

Yunex and Here expand partnership to create traffic ...

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Here Technologies and Yunex Traffic have expanded their partnership to provide proactive traffic management solutions for the urban mobility market. The partnership will focus on the challenges cities and public transport companies face with monitoring transport movement flows that have become more difficult to predict due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Urban.MASS to launch UK driverless mass transit system in ...

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Mind the gap: The future of mass transit systems 27/07/2020. Given the critical importance of public transport in enabling accessible, equitable, and sustainable cities, AECOM’s Veronica Siranosian and Joe Seymour say proactive action is needed to support its long-term resiliency.

Material shortages continue to impact new car production ...

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Owen Edwards, associate director at Grant Thornton UK, said: “There is increasing evidence of supply chain issues, shortages of raw materials and high raw material prices, which could affect the price and supply of new vehicles. “The demand for hot-rolled coil steel used in the automotive industry for chassis has increased significantly in ...

Government loses Stonehenge tunnel court case | Latest news

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The High Court has ruled that transport secretary Grant Shapps ‘acted unlawfully’ when granting permission for a dual carriage and short tunnel through the Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS). The judgement quashes development consent for an eight-mile road project, which includes two miles of tunnel past Stonehenge and within the WHS.

Fuel crisis: Army put on standby and HGV driving licences ...

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Military tanker drivers have been put on standby to stabilise the fuel supply chain if necessary, the Government has announced. Last week saw some petrol station closures as deliveries were unable to be made due to the HGV driver shortage.. Military drivers will receive specialised training before being deployed, the Government said.

Electric vehicle battery supply chain analysis ...

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Electric vehicle battery supply chain analysis. Was this article useful? The ‘Electric vehicle battery supply chain analysis’ report by ABB Robotics and Ultima Media examines the current and future state of EV battery supplies – sources of materials, technologies available, demand analysis and potential risks. > Open the report.

Proving the health benefits of active travel | Active Travel

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Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation has set out its ambition to reduce physical inactivity by 10% by 2025 and by 15% by 2030. Research shows the greatest benefits of active travel are ones related to health. Arguably, it’s not possible to tackle public health problems related to inactivity without a policy focusing on active travel.

Advertisement Feature: Large-scale international projects ...

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Advertisement feature from Leonardo. Leonardo is on track to becoming a market leader in intelligent connected transportation and smart city solutions in the UK after the recent success it has seen with its other projects around the world.

Birmingham to become low-traffic neighbourhood | Latest news

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Birmingham City Council have announced plans for the city to become a low-traffic neighbourhood, as reported in The Guardian.. As part of the plans, access to roads in the city, including the central area, will be restricted and split into seven zones, where motorists will be diverted via the A4540 ring road.

Highways England rebranded National Highways | Latest news

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Highways England will change its name to National Highways, with Nick Harris confirmed as the new chief executive. The Government said that the name change reflects "the new focus the company has on delivering the Government’s £27 billion strategic roads investment programme, while also continuing to set highways standards for the whole UK".

Mercedes-Benz Vans signs deal with EO Charging | Latest news

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Osprey Charging announces £75m investment in 150 EV charging hubs 20/09/2021. Osprey Charging has announced £75 million investment to install more than 150 high-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs across the UK by 2025.

EV infrastructure (Pt 1): Are we ready for EV surge ...

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The focal point for delivering the state’s contribution to these sums will be the new National Infrastructure Bank (NIB), announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the March 2021 Budget and due to start work in Leeds this spring. The bank replaces the European Investment Bank in a post-Brexit world, and will have £22bn at its disposal.

Manchester clean air zone to launch in May 2022 | Latest news

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Manchester is set to launch its clean air zone (CAZ) on May 30, 2022, as part of its Clear Air Plan to tackle air pollution, which contributes towards 1,200 deaths per year in the city-region. More than £120 million in Government funding has been secured to support local businesses upgrade to cleaner, compliant vehicles so they can travel in ...

The promise of low-carbon freight | Reports

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The promise of low-carbon freight report from climate charity Possible and the Active Travel Academy looks at the benefits of electric cargo (e-cargo) bikes in London. Using GPS data from Pedal Me cargo bike routes and comparing them to the routes that vans would have had to take to deliver the same parcels, the research found that e-cargo ...

E-scooters predicted to be involved in up to 200,000 ...

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E-scooters could be involved in up to 200,000 accidents by the end of 2021, according to researchers. Dashcam provider Nextbase has analysed worldwide data from a variety of sources on the number of e-scooter accidents. It predicts that the number of e-scooters in the UK will reach one million by the end of the year and that one in five e ...

£1 million DfT-funded on-demand bus service launches in ...

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Click the thumbs up >. On-demand bus service HertsLynx has been launched in Hertfordshire, with more than £1 million funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) to help meet rural transport needs. Hertfordshire County Council received £1,472,000 from the DfT's £20m rural mobility fund, which has been split between 17 councils.

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Virgin Media Consortium to boost UK on-street public charging infrastructure. A consortium of businesses have come together to use Virgin Media’s existing telecoms infrastructure to boost on-street electric vehicle charging in the UK.

Enterprise partners with Scottish MaaS project | Latest news

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Enterprise has also partnered with the Highland Council to provide car rental options and car clubs for employees, which has resulted in the council reducing its business mileage by more than 800,000 miles in only 12 months and making cost savings in excess of £400,000, Enterprise said. Enterprise also recently added 30 new electric Renault ...

Government must go further to win EV arms race, says BVRLA ...

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The ZEV mandate would then be implemented in 2024 following a successful consultation. Gerry Keaney, British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) chief executive, said: “The UK is in an EV arms race with the rest of the world and the Government believes a ZEV mandate will secure the millions of battery electric vehicle (BEV) imports ...