UK Roads

London Crowned Europe's Most Congested City as Mayor Predicts the Worst Is Yet to Come

Darren Johnson | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics
Darren Johnson

London became Europe's most congested city in 2014 with drivers spending 96 hours in traffic, according to a recent report by traffic monitoring agency Inrix. This means London has leapfrogged previous biggest loser Brussels to claim this year's gridlock gold medal.

The Impact of Calais on Traffic in Kent Is a Symptom of Long-term Issues That Demand Better Than Short-term Fixes by Government

Richard Burden | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

It's not only in politics that a week is a long time. Last week our TV screens were dominated by scenes long queues of stationary lorries stacked up a...

The Success Story That Transport for London Doesn't Believe

Darren Johnson | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Darren Johnson

The next Mayor is faced with an air pollution crisis to solve and the knowledge that expanding our road network will just make that crisis worse. What we need is the same kind of determination as when London adopted the congestion charge. The only way London will work is if we reduce traffic at the same time as increasing our population. The next Mayor has to instil a sense of optimism into Transport for London. They have done it before, they can do it some more.

Labour Has a Better Plan to Fix 'Pothole Britain' and Boost Cycling and Walking

Michael Dugher | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Dugher

Another five years of this neglect and falling investment will only make things worse. That's why Labour has set out a new and better plan to help all road users, including motorists, cyclists and bikers.

George Osborne: Pursuing Austerity Like the Spoils of a Feckless War

Karl Davis | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Like conflict, austerity leaves people scarred, changing them forever, and disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable. It is ultimately self defeating. Most tellingly, it is the poorest who suffer most under austerity, as in war, whilst the richest always profit...

Incredible Video Shows Lucky Escape As Car Swallowed By Sinkhole

The Huffington Post UK/ITN | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

This CCTV footage from China's Fujian Province shows the shocking moment a car disappears into a colossal sinkhole in the road. The gaping void was...

A1 Re-Opens Following 'Explosion' Near Military Barracks

PA | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK

A major road closed all day following an explosion has re-opened - and while police have ruled out any link to terrorism they said they "may never fin...

Chaotic Government Funding Fails to Fix Pothole Epidemic

Richard Burden | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

Changes to the Agency overseeing 2% of our road network (our motorways and "A Roads") will not fix the potholes that undermine road safety and blight everyday journeys for car drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, and HGVs too...

Does London Need More Roads, or More Public Transport?

Darren Johnson | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Politics
Darren Johnson

Shouldn't we be sorting out London's traffic by expanding the bus network, building more cycle lanes and financing it from a pay as you go driving scheme? I'm no expert, but it makes much more sense than what I'm hearing from people who want new roads and more pollution...

Motorist On M25 Collared After Becoming Britain's Top Speeder

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK

A motorist has been caught speeding at 149mph – more than twice the legal motorway limit. The record-breaking driver was spotted by a speed camer...

Dog On The Loose On M60, Causing Traffic Chaos, Having A Great Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

A pink-collared Jack Russell dog has been causing havoc at a junction of the busy M60, forcing authorities to block the road at rush hour. Greater ...

Half Of White Line Road Markings Need Replacing Immediately

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK

Around half of the white line road markings on major highways need replacing immediately or soon, according to a survey. Just 16% of markings on motor...

Christmas Travel Nightmare As Weather Threatens To Disrupt Roads, Trains

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Travellers heading home for the holidays could be facing the nightmare before Christmas, as strong gales and torrential rain threaten to cause travel ...

Get On Your Bike

Benjamin Spiro-Hughes | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Benjamin Spiro-Hughes

A sixth cyclist has died in London in only two weeks. Cycling's popularity is propelled by British Tour de France winners - Chris Froome and Bradly Wiggins. It will only continue to get more popular as more people cycle to work, to get healthy and combat costs. Cycle safety is now paramount.

Government's New £6Billion Proposal: Is It Enough?

Tom Rokins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Rokins

Potholes can be a motorist's worst nightmare. Even the sound of driving over one is enough to merit a short intake of breath - oh no, the car! With the government's recent proposal to spend £6 billion on repairing potholes, this issue has once again entered the limelight. But what should motorists do if a pothole damaged their vehicle or caused a personal injury?

'Pricing Cars Out Of City Centres Can Work'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Politics

Shoppers should be priced out of their cars in city centres and encouraged to use public transport, transport minister Norman Baker has said. Spea...

Apprentice Of The Week: Craig Freeman, Highways Maintenance Operative

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Visit our new dedicated apprenticeship section, featuring a live jobs feed. Introducing this week’s apprentice.. Name: Craig Freeman Job Ti...

Six Million Britons To Make Bank Holiday Getaway

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

More than six million Britons are set to make overnight-stay trips at home and abroad over the bank holiday weekend. With forecasters predicting ho...

Tom Moseley

'Thatcher Was Mild Compared To This' | Tom Moseley | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Politics

Everyday services like street lights, road repairs and bin collections are facing the deepest cuts since the Second World War, experts have said. C...

Man Dies After Crane Falls On M25

PA | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK

A man has died after a crane fell from a yard on to the M25. The man, who is believed to have fallen from the crane, was pronounced dead at the sce...

Government Accused Of 'Complacency' As Gas Supplies Run Low

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK

The government has been forced to deny Britain is running out of gas as the appalling weather shows no sign of going away. There have been warnings...

No Let-Up As Winter Storms Sweep Britain

PA | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK

Heavy snowfall across many parts of the UK has caused disruption to communities and the nation's transport network today - with warnings of more wintr...

Snow, Blizzards And Flooding Mark Start Of Spring

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK

More than 44,000 homes and businesses in Northern Ireland have been left without power after much of the United Kingdom was battered by snow, sleet an...

£10.5bn Potholes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK

Councils need as much as £10.5 billion to bring Britain's "crumbling roads" back to a good condition, according to a report. Local authorities in ...

Eurostar Falls Victim To The Snow

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

Travel chaos caused by the snow has reached the Channel Tunnel with Eurostar cancelling of its services. The company had been running some trains e...