March 4 2015
Plans to get more people cycling in eight cities across England have been boosted after Government allocated £144M of investment this week.Bristol, Leeds, Cambridge, Birmingham, Norwich, Manchester, Newcastle and Oxford all applied for funding and are now due to receive a share of the pot. The biggest winners are Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, which will each be given £22M.The money will be used to help each city deliver improved and expanded cycle routes connecting city centres, local communities and key employment and retail spots over the next three years.“This funding will be welcomed by people in the cities concerned,” said cycle charity Sustrans’ director of policy Jason Torrance. “But it needs to be followed up with committed funding and action to allow all areas to extend travel choice, help ease congestion and improve our health and our environment.”He added that only longer term, dedicated funding of at least £10 per head can “transform the UK into a cycling and walking nation”.West Yorkshire Combined Authority has welcomed the funding allocated to Leeds, which it says will be spent on CityConnect2 – a programme of improvements across the city region.Combined Authority chair Peter Box said: “CityConnect2 will enable us to deliver transformational cycle infrastructure schemes in Bradford, Calderdale, Huddersfield, Leeds, Wakefield and York, connecting to key employment and regeneration sites.”Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) said its successful bid will see it develop 45km of new or improved cycle routes as part of an expansion of its Cycle City programme.TfGM Committee chair Andrew Fender said: “This is great news that will allow us to build upon the fantastic work already under way to make cycling a mainstream option for everyone, regardless of age or ability.”(Photo copyright Tejvan Pettinger and licenced for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence)
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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
February 23 2015
Department for Transport Questions
January 28 2015
Commons agrees to Infrastructure Bill cycling amendment
February 11 2015
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
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?
February 25 2015
Designs showcased for new London river crossing
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
Drug drivers to be caught more easily under new law
Streamlined local highway arrangement suggested
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
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has launched its election briefing this week.
2015 budgets highlights how transport is an engine for growth
Nine Elms bridge design shortlist revealed
A5-M1 link road to benefit long distance traffic
Parties refuse to back forthcoming aviation report
Committee calls for action over new Thames crossing
March 20 2015
Northern Transport Strategy
March 25 2015
More clarity demanded of Northern transport strategy
House of Lords savages High Speed 2
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 2 2015
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 13 2015
The Labour party has launched their 2015 election manifesto today, including a 5-point plan aimed at improving transport in the UK.
April 14 2015
The Conservative party and the Green party have both unveiled their respective 2015 election manifestos today.
April 15 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 17 2015
CIHT have analysed and reviewed the recent transport commitments in a number of political party manifestos released this week.
May 11 2015
Transport Minister Announcement
May 13 2015
May 25 2015
North Eastern Branch Newsletter - Issue 11 (May 2015)
May 27 2015
Queens Speech 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 19 2015
The June 2015 issue of Transportation Professional is now available for members of CIHT to view.
June 17 2015
June 18 2015
Highways England’s New Chief Executive
June 24 2015
June 25 2015
Network Rail upgrades to be delayed by government
July 1 2015
CIHT welcome the Davies Commission final report
July 8 2015
July 9 2015
An English Summer Budget: a CIHT Review
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced a major change to the funding of England’s Strategic Roads Network (SRN) in the Budget.
July 10 2015
Government Outlines Productivity Challenge
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.
Fixing the foundations: commentary
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
July 31 2015
CIHT has an opportunity to put forward the thoughts and representations of its membership suggesting ideas for policies or reforms for inclusion in the Spending Review.
August 6 2015
Transport can have a positive impact on the local economy, although the role of transport in stimulating growth is not as clear-cut as assumed by many decision makers is not as clear-cut assumed by many decision makers. This is the conclusion from a report produced by the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth.
NE&C 2015 Awards - promotion and entry guidelines
August 12 2015
The National Audit Office (NAO) have recently published ‘A short guide to the Department for Transport’.