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The Local Government Association (LGA) has urged councils to grasp the opportunities offered by the technological revolution in road transport.
Over two fifths (43%) of children living in urban areas are concerned about levels of air pollution near their school, according to a new survey.
The RAC has blamed the recent bad weather for a rise in pothole-related breakdowns, but warned the full extent of the problem remains to be seen.
Amey has begun work on a £5.4m project in Birmingham to deliver a 4km two-way, fully segregated cycle route linking Selly Oak and the University of Birmingham with the city centre.
Council leaders have hit back against claims local authorities are reneging on sustainable transport because they are allowed to ‘mark their own homework’.
Councils across the UK have paid out at least £43m on compensation claims from potholes over the last five years, according to a cycling charity.
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced almost £100m extra cash for councils to help repair roads badly affected by recent cold weather.
Plans to pedestrianise part of Oxford Street have been backed by a majority of the 22,000 people who responded to the latest consultation but the authorities have pledged to look at issues of safety and accessibility raised by the public.
Ministers are inviting eight English cities to bid for a share of £6.5m to improve safety for cyclists as part of the Government’s controversial cycle safety review.
Mansfield's District Council has relaxed its 24-hour ban on cycling in the town centre, which it said was introduced ‘to tackle anti-social cycling at busy times’.