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Government spends £16m on 93 new polluting DIESEL gritters

The gritters use heavily-polluting seven-litre diesel engines. The news comes just days after Boris Johnson's announced he will accelerate the ban on new cars with combustion engines to 2030.

Chancellor urged to provide £20m to fund Cheshire, North Wales and Wirral rail improvements

£20 MILLION of improvements are being sought to revitalise the railway network in Cheshire and North Wales.

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  • How communities are divided over low-traffic neighbourhoodsClosing roads to cars promotes safety and neighbourhood spirit, but measures can also deepen divides between residentsTell us about your experiences of reducing traffic and creating green neighbourhoodsSo you want to set up a low-traffic neighbourhood? Here’s where to startMythbusters: eight common objections to LTNs – and why they are wrongIn Poole, 41-year-old teacher Kate Salter said a low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN) had transformed her community. Salter was involved in proposing the measures to her council, which came into force at the end of August.“As soon as the planters went in, there ...

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  • Government funds 93 new gritters as it bolsters transport network for winter amidst COVID-19 pandemicRoads Minister Baroness Vere has called upon local authorities across the country to ensure key transport routes to COVID-19 test centres are kept open and running smoothly this winter. Baroness Vere has written to councils urging them to ensure their supplies of salt and grit are topped up so that essential routes, such as those to hospitals and COVID-19 testing stations, are well maintained as the country prepares for the potential challenge of severe weather alongside COVID-19. Alongside councils’ stocks, Highways England maintains a salt stock of 270,000 tonnes for use on its road...
  • 2030 petrol and diesel ban: Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics respondsThe Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) welcomes the announcement that the government will ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030, and hybrid vehicles from 2035.  The Institute believes that this announcement provides clarity on the Road to Zero and responds to the pressing need to reduce transport emissions. The timing is just sufficient for model replacement cycles and for the cost of battery technology to fall based on both developments and economies of scale. Our first note of caution, however, is that consumer and business anticipation of the chan...

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