Archive for the "Transport" category

N E Lincs Council warn of overnight road closures on Bargate in Grimsby

Overnight road closures will take place on a section of Bargate in Grimsby to allow for resurfacing work to be carried out. The road will be closed from its junction with Scartho Road to its junction with Weelsby Road between 7pm and 6am starting on Monday, July 28. The closure is due to end at […]

Motorcycle safety campaign aim to make drivers THINK!

The ‘Didn’t See’ radio campaign has been launched by THINK! to encourage drivers to take longer to look for motorcyclists. A THINK! radio campaign has been launched to encourage drivers to take longer to look for motorcyclists after figures revealed that 30 bikers are killed or injured every day at junctions, Road Safety Minister Robert […]

Electric cars for all government fleets

Whitehall departments and their agencies to introduce plug-in vehicles. Government is set to lead by example as all of its car fleets are provided with funding to introduce plug-in cars and vans, Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced yesterday (17 July 2014). The £5 million ultra low emission vehicle (ULEV) readiness project is just the first […]

Do you know your rights when travelling abroad?

Summer is finally here, the kids have finished school and it’s time for a getaway. Organising a holiday aboard can be stressful at the best of times. The last thing anyone wants are delayed flights, unhelpful staff, shoddy accommodation and abuse of their consumer rights. A recent Which? report revealed more than six million people […]

£440 million to be spent on 44 green transport schemes

Dozens of sustainable transport schemes got the green light this week, Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has announced. The successful schemes will bring environmental, health and economic benefits to communities across England. The range of schemes will include improved infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians, better bus journeys and new and upgraded transport interchanges allowing people to […]

Tim Farron on board with Guide Dogs’ talking buses campaign

Tim Farron has showed his support for a campaign led by the charity Guide Dogs to make travelling by bus easier for people with sight loss. The Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale went to a reception at the Houses of Parliament on 2 July in support of Guide Dogs’ campaign to make sure all […]

Updates and advice on abolition of the vehicle tax disc

From 1 October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle windscreen. You can apply online to tax or SORN your vehicle using your 16 digit reference number from your vehicle tax renewal reminder (V11) or 11 digit reference number from your log book (V5C) What this means […]

Stephen Williams MP on board with Guide Dogs’ Talking Buses campaign

Stephen Williams MP is supporting a campaign led by the charity Guide Dogs to make travelling by bus easier for people with sight loss. TheLiberal Democrat MP for Bristol West met with Guide Dogs alongside Liberal Democrat Transport Minister Baroness Kramer to discuss how audio visual (AV) announcements in buses can help blind and partially […]

A180 Riby Square traffic changes

North East Lincolnshire Council would like to clarify that Riby Square is the road that runs North from the junction towards Riby Street, not the junction itself. At all times the A180 east and west and Freeman Street will remain open to traffic. The final scheme proposes to introduce two lanes for traffic from Cleethorpe […]

Nick Clegg calls for cycling journeys to be doubled by 2020

Nick Clegg has announced that he wants to see the number of journeys made by bike more than doubled by 2020. Nick is calling for people to submit evidence of ways to help make this happen, which will be followed by a cycling summit to discuss ways in which the Government can help make it […]