Green parking spaces, charge points at supermarkets and tourist sites, and batteries that charge in six minutes could all form part of the Government’s plans to accelerate EV uptake.
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Thirty-two per cent of people with vision impairments and 48 per cent of wheelchair users were less willing to go out on their own because of pavement parking, according to research from charity Guide Dogs.
The new unit aims to boost the delivery times of major transport infrastructure projects as new funding is announced.
The call for evidence will look at the Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS) – an automated system that can take over control of a vehicle at low speeds, keeping it in lane on motorways.
Campaign group Greener Journeys has called on Government to be more positive in its messaging and encourage the responsible use of public transport as a way to prompt wider social, economic and environmental benefits.
Telecom operators have been urged to come forward to develop suitable equipment to safely fix antennas onto overhead line equipment (OLE) in live rail environments.
The new standards, which local authorities will be expected to implement, are designed to improve consistency in the taxi licensing system.
Industry leaders have met for the first time as part of the UK’s Net Zero transport Board to ensure a joined-up approach to tackling transport decarbonisation.
Measures have been announced to increase bus and light rail services across the UK, roll out higher numbers of safety and guidance staff, and to make commuting easier without public transport.
The British government recently announced that e-scooter trials would be fast-tracked as part of a 'green restart of local transport,' and has now requested feedback to a set of proposed regulatory changes and plans.
The UK government has undertaken an analysis to assess the number of chargepoints required to meet future charging needs along motorways and major A roads.
The advice sets out that if people cannot work from home, they should first consider alternatives to public transport, but if this is unavoidable they must follow a set of safety recommendations.
The government has also announced an initial £250 million emergency active travel fund for cycling and walking infrastructure and revealed plans to extend the UK EV charging network.