Tag Archive for 'traffic congestion'

Weighbridge roundabout traffic to be reduced to one lane early in New Year for essential drainage works

November 16th, 2013 by Guernsey Water

Guernsey Water will be carrying out vital works to alleviate surface water flooding around Le Truchot, St Peter Port, from mid-January 2014. The work, to be carried out by contractors Geomarine, will involve installing a new surface water sewer from the bottom of Le Truchot to connect to an existing sewer under the Weighbridge roundabout. […]

British commuters spending nine working days a year stuck in traffic

November 6th, 2013 by TomTom

TomTom has released the 6th edition of its Traffic Index, which reveals that on average, British commuters are spending nine working days a year stuck in traffic. Traffic jams in 11 out of 17 of Britain’s biggest cities have got worse in the past year. Cities where congestion levels have gone up since this time […]

Road traffic pollution increases risk of death for bronchiectasis patients

September 9th, 2013 by European Lung Foundation

A new study, presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Barcelona on 8 September 2013, has added to the growing body of evidence demonstrating the damaging effects of road-side pollution. Bronchiectasis is a condition in which the airways of the lungs become abnormally widened, leading to a build-up of excess mucus. It […]

PF+A company gives staff financial incentive to not drive alone to work

June 7th, 2013 by PF+A

PF+A employees have traded in their cars and solo trips to work for more sustainable and less polluting alternatives thanks to a new incentive scheme launched by the company. The 14 strong team at the design office in St Peter Port are given £0.50 – £1.00 every time they make their journey to work in […]

The cost of traffic congestion

December 18th, 2012 by INRIX Europe

A report, ‘The economic costs of gridlock‘, by INRIX®, a leading international provider of traffic information and driver services, and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), finds that traffic congestion costs Britain’s economy more than £4.3 billion or approximately £491 per car commuting household. These costs are a result of the direct impact […]

Car clubs help improve London air

March 18th, 2012 by Carplus

Car Clubs make a considerable contribution to improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions in London, according to new independent research published by the Transport Research Laboratory. Building on studies done for each of the last three years, TRL have reaffirmed the positive effect of Car Clubs, as Londoners are shown again to be selling […]

Traffic pollution impacts mental well-being at every stage of life

November 11th, 2011 by Richard Lord

In the 8 November 2011 issue of The Wall Street Journal, Robert Lee Hotz writes that scientists suspect that car exhaust may injure human brain cells. Car exhaust emissions have already been “implicated in heart disease, cancer and respiratory ailments,” he writes.

The BBC investigates how motorists are saving fuel

March 9th, 2011 by Richard Lord

With growing concern about the rising cost of fuel, British motorists are taking steps to reduce fuel use. The BBC reports that there are record numbers of bicyclists and walkers and “a lot of people are combining journeys.  Instead of popping out twice they are popping out once.” “Fewer car journeys means less pollution, fewer […]

UK figures show that cost of motoring fell in last decade while the cost of public transport has risen sharply

February 1st, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

New figures showing that the cost of motoring fell between 1997 and 2010, while bus and train fares rose sharply show that the UK Government transport policy must change direction to tackle the dual threats of climate change and higher oil prices, Friends of the Earth said on Tuesday 1 February 2011. The new figures, […]

International Liftshare Week is 4 to 8 October 2010

October 6th, 2010 by Events

The liftshare.com website encourages you to find a car-sharing partner. You will save hundreds of £s per year You will reduce your stress You will help reduce congestion on the roads You will help make more car spaces available when you reach your destination You will make your journeys more fun and you will cut […]