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Bristol City Council outline CAZ options amid air pollution concerns


Bristol City Council has discussed implementing a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in the city to ensure it is meeting legal limits for levels of nitrogen dioxide. Throughout the country there has been illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide reported which needs to be addressed, with Bristol becoming the next city to propose implementing  CAZ. The local authority is developing a Clean Air Action ... Read More »

Driving laws to be reviewed to accommodate self-driving vehicles

self-driving vehicles

The Government recently commissioned a detailed review of current driving laws to ensure the UK remains one of the ‘best places in the world to develop, test and drive self-driving vehicles’. The review is set to be on-going for three years and to be carried out by the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission will ... Read More »

Learner drivers to be allowed to drive on motorways from June

Learner drivers

Learner drivers will be allowed to take lessons on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales from June 2018. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) this week confirmed that the law would be changed following a consultation on the matter last year. Announcing the decision on Thursday, the DVSA said that it would help improve learners’ knowledge and ensure more ... Read More »

Low emission zones among TfL funding announcement

Low emission zones

The Mayor of London, London Councils and Transport for London (TfL) have recently announced a substantial funding pot of £766,000 for three local boroughs to improve their air quality. The project is being dubbed as the ‘Neighbourhoods of the Future’ and includes a new school low emission zone in Camden, electric charging points for Hackney, a zero emission street and ... Read More »

UK bus coverage hits a 28-year low

Bus coverage decline in UK

The UKs bus network shrunk to the lowest overall coverage last seen in the 1980s, shrinking almost 134 million miles over the past decade alone. This figure alone highlights the need for an alternative transport method for rural areas which can pick up the pieces from where the bus companies have left cracks up and down the country. The current ... Read More »