January 28 2015
Cycle champions have welcomed Parliament’s approval on Monday evening of an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill which now includes a cycling and walking investment strategy.“This is a turning point for cycling in the UK,” said national cycling charity CTC’s campaigns director Roger Geffen. “Credit must be given to the Government for backing it, MPs such as Julian Huppert who fought so hard for it and the thousands of people who worked so hard to make this happen.”The next step, he added, is to secure commitments from political parties as to how much funding each would put into the investment strategy.CIHT urban design panel member Phil Jones, who also sits on the Department for Transport’s ‘cycle proofing’ working group, said: “The momentum is there and the Infrastructure Bill is further confirmation that local authorities should plan properly for cycling. The question is how much investment will be made, but at least we are talking about how much rather than whether or not to invest.”British Cycling’s policy adviser Chris Boardman added: “This amendment represents a massive shift in thinking and most importantly, commitment. This Bill will mean that cycling can no longer be ignored as a legitimate form of transport. It makes the Transport Secretary directly responsible for setting targets and putting in investment.”Monday saw the third and final reading of the Infrastructure Bill in the House of Commons and the Bill will now return to the House of Lords to consider amendments made. The Bill includes making provision for a strategic highways company.Liberal Democrat MP Julian Huppert, who proposed that the Infrastructure Bill include a cycling and walking investment strategy, said: “The case for cycling and walking is incredibly strong. I thank the Minister for the Government agreeing to do this, because it will make a big difference.”Transport Minister John Hayes said: “Much of the work has been done, but it has now been framed in the most appropriate place – that is, the Bill, which sets in motion a road investment strategy.”♦ Construction of two substantially segregated cycleways through central London could begin in March after Mayor Boris Johnson set out final plans for the east/west and north/south routes on Tuesday.The so called ‘Crossrail for the Bike’ routes will intersect at Blackfrairs. The east/west cycleway will run from Tower Hill along Victoria Embankment towards Westbourne Terrace. North/south will run from the Elephant & Castle to King’s Cross.(Photo: Mayor of London)
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May 14 2015
CIHT welcomes the potential opportunity for transport to be given a greater strategic focus through the Cities Devolution Bill as giving greater prominence to transport can unlock wider benefits. Transport offers economic, social and health benefits, particularly in congested urban situations. Cycling and walking need to feature prominently in discussions about transport decision making, investment and management in city regions.
May 20 2015
January 21 2015
CIHT Awards 2015 entries open
Under use of London electric car chargers revealed
February 23 2015
Department for Transport Questions
January 26 2015
Drivers claims for damage caused by potholes exceeded £3m over 2014 in Britain
January 28 2015
Free places available for the CIHT National Conference
Successful start for A9 average speed camera scheme
January 29 2015
Strategic Highways Company: Draft Licence
February 4 2015
Transport chiefs look ahead to Crossrail 3
LPG backed as a fuel for the future
A14 upgrade scheme goes to Planning Inspectorate
Landslip stricken rail line to be closed for weeks
February 11 2015
Devolution of transport powers encouraged by new manifesto
Consultants urge better future proofing of major river crossings
Green light for driverless car trials
February 13 2015
New Issue of Transportation Professional Available
February 18 2015
Infrastructure Act's Royal Assent welcomed
Chancellor urged to increase certainty for local transport
Commuter congestion rising on local A road network
Questions over what caused fatal M1 crash
February 26 2015
Local transport – its planning, funding and governance – has seen big changes in the last few years. Will this help local transport contribute more to economic growth and quality of life?
£3 million mapping project to transform road improvements and maintenance
February 25 2015
Designs showcased for new London river crossing
Friday start for M25 Thurrock upgrade
Further maintenance required at reopened Bath Bridge
Call for more public involvement with infrastructure planning
February 24 2015
Professor Glen Lyons, CIHT Council Member, from the University of West of England secured a secondment to the New Zealand Ministry of Transport. In this podcast Glen outlines the scope of the project: “the real challenge was to combine how transport might develop with how society itself might develop…we are fundamentally embracing uncertainty”.
March 2 2015
London Cycle Design Standards
March 4 2015
Funding for city cycle projects announced by Government
March 6 2015
Motoring of the Future
March 10 2015
Call for a National Transport Strategy at CIHT Annual Conference
March 11 2015
National Conference calls for greater devolution
Safety first for Traffex exhibition
Rail lines drawn to aid London growth
Transport group appoints new head
March 18 2015
Nine Elms bridge design shortlist revealed
A5-M1 link road to benefit long distance traffic
Committee calls for action over new Thames crossing
March 20 2015
Northern Transport Strategy
March 25 2015
Colas to show off new products at Traffex
More clarity demanded of Northern transport strategy
French technical thinking arrives in Hertfordshire
Joint venture secures Newport M4 upgrade
March 24 2015
£275m Challenge Fund for local infrastructure - winning authorities announced
March 26 2015
ALARM survey highlights concerns over the state of the local road network
April 1 2015
Highways England, the government-owned company which will deliver the largest investment in England’s major roads in a generation, officially launched today.
April 8 2015
April 10 2015
April issue of Transportation Professional Available.
April 15 2015
April 22 2015
April 21 2015
CIHT has released the latest in a range of guidelines as an update to the 'Transport in the Urban Environment' publication.The new guidance explore the latest developments around walking and the development of successful places in the urban environment.
April 29 2015
May 5 2015
Resilience: Infrastructure, Networks & Services
May 11 2015
Transport Minister Announcement
May 13 2015
June 10 2015
June 4 2015
CIHT has released the latest in a range of guidelines as an update to the 'Transport in the Urban Environment' publication.
The new guidance ‘Involving the Public and Other Stakeholders’ encourages and enables transportation practitioners to engage more effectively with those who stand to be most directly affected by the work they undertake
June 11 2015
Ministers from the Department for Transport answered oral questions in the Commons on 11 June.
Andrew Jones, new Minister for Local Roads has announced the ‘pilot exercise’ for the local highways maintenance funding incentive element.
June 12 2015
Highways England have brought together a panel of experts to encourage excellence in road design.
June 19 2015
The June 2015 issue of Transportation Professional is now available for members of CIHT to view.
June 17 2015
June 24 2015
July 8 2015
July 10 2015
Government Outlines Productivity Challenge
July 15 2015
July 17 2015
July/August issue of Transportation Professional Available.
Ministers from the Department for Transport answered oral questions in the Commons on 16 July.
July 22 2015
July 23 2015
HMEP’s updated Standard Form of Contract and Procurement Suite can help the highways sector to procure services to maintain local roads, more efficiently.
July 29 2015
August 3 2015
From the 1 August the National Roads Authority (NRA) and the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) will merge to become Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).
August 5 2015
August 6 2015
NE&C 2015 Awards - promotion and entry guidelines
August 12 2015