News Archives - Environment

High-tech zebra crossing misses the point

Perhaps it’s because so many of us pay more attention to screens than anything else or perhaps because large flashing spheres and huge bands of black and white road paint are seemingly so hard to spot, but a group of engineers has devised a stretch of road that’s effectively a TV screen. The interactive pedestrian crossing responds dynamically in an…

Why no war on road terror?

Within moments of the road traffic collision outside the Natural History Museum this week, which saw many pedestrians injured by a car that careered onto the pavement, the area was crawling with police armed response teams, hazardous material containment personnel and a helicopter was overhead. Within 20 minutes, my iPad started to blink with news reports of the suspected terror…

Pop-up policemen and problematic parking

A few years ago we helped a school get a zebra crossing they were desperate for. The school had included the request for a crossing in their travel plans for many years, a child had been hit by a car and parents had called the local authority to plead for a safe crossing, but all to no avail – the…

It’s been a bad month for road danger reduction

It has been a bad month for road danger. The media circus surrounding the tragic death of a woman in London who died following a collision involving a cyclist has prompted the Government to order an urgent review of cycling and the law, and write to all major cycling organisations to ask them to remind their members to respect the…

moveE: The world’s most affordable electric cargo trikes

The widespread use of cargo trikes in cities would have a transformative effect on our collective quality of life, but the fact that most cost as much as a secondhand car has suppressed their uptake – perhaps until now. The new moveE electric cargo trikes launched recently at a price of £1,300 including a GPS tracking feature, but not delivery (about…