Julian Scriven of nextbike UK LTD, left, Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street and Cllr Roger Lawrence.

West Midlands Launches Regional Bike Share Scheme

The tide has changed for Bike Share across the UK with many cities looking to these schemes to support a step change in cycling, reducing car journeys, improving health and reducing air pollution on our roads. This is one of the most exciting shifts for cycling, as such schemes attract a wider audience to cycling.

The West Midlands and Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Opportunities

The West Midlands operates as the location for the development of Autonomous Vehicles and the supporting technology. Building upon existing connected and autonomous (CAV) work and planned infrastructure developments; the region’s innovative manufacturing base; a rich pool of entrepreneurs, a thriving community of digital/technology start-ups, the wealth of applied research and development within the academic


Transport plan launched to underpin economic growth in West Midlands

A long-term strategic transport plan has been launched to help the West Midlands unlock its full economic potential. Movement for Growth has been developed by the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) and sets out the region’s proposed transport strategy for the next 20 years. The plan would be implemented by Centro, the delivery arm


Private sector funding boost for Metro extension in Birmingham

A crucial agreement detailing the private sector’s largest funding contribution towards the Midland Metro extension has been signed. Westfield has completed its agreement with Centro-PTA by pledging its support for the new 11-lilometre tram lines through the Black Country with a £36.5m (€53 million) contribution towards the £268m (€400 million) project – the largest single

Britain moves one step closer towards road charging

Transport secretary Alistair Darling said at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference that congestion on roads in cities was one of the biggest threats to economic expansion and local economies in the next 10 to 15 years. CBI estimates the impact of congested road an rail holp-ups at €29 billion a year. Convinced that