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23 November 2020 Press Release

'Vital’ A120 plans move closer to delivery

Plans to enhance travel, improve the environment, boost the economy, create jobs and allow good quality housing have moved a giant step closer after a top level meeting about the A120. Read full story


23 November 2020 Press Release

E-scooter trials to start in Essex

Safe scooting is coming to Essex as managed pilot trials of e-scooter travel in six locations across the county have a green light to go ahead. Read full story


23 November 2020 Press Release

Essex Pedal Power Scheme Aims to Get Clacton and Jaywick Sands Cycling

Essex County Council is to receive £2.4 million towards a new cycling project in Clacton and Jaywick Sands. The funding for Essex Pedal Power will come from the Government’s Getting Building Fund, managed by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) and Essex Physical Activity Local Delivery Pilot (LDP). Read full story


19 November 2020 Press Release

Vision Zero: No more deaths on Essex roads

How many people dying on the roads in Essex every year do you think is acceptable? …….. 5?  20?  42? (42 is the actual number of people that died on our roads last year). Read full story


13 November 2020 Press Release

Next stage of Safer, Greener, Healthier measures to improve sustainable travel in Essex is approved

Essex has been granted £7,358,700, the highest allocation of any county in England, to further develop safer, greener and healthier travel and transport locally. Read full story


13 November 2020 Press Release

Crossings scheme should avoid the need for charging clean air zone

Residents and businesses in Basildon are being encouraged to have their say on air quality and a proposed pedestrian and cyclist crossing scheme which would help protect people from air pollution and is expected to avoid the need for a charging clean air zone. Read full story


12 November 2020 Press Release

Safer, greener and healthier active travel toolkit for Essex children, young people and families now available

A toolkit outlining ways families can actively travel to school is now available for use.

The toolkit has been produced by Essex County Council and Active Essex, who are committed to increasing the levels of physical activity among school pupils across Essex.

Read full story


11 November 2020 Press Release

Colchester: Ipswich Road (north) reconstruction brought forward due to lockdown

Further progress is being made to the final stages of the Ipswich Road roundabout works and traffic delays in the New Year will be reduced as Essex Highways complete carriageway construction of Ipswich Road (north) earlier than planned. Read full story


10 November 2020 Press Release

Health and wellbeing focus set to transform future of transport in Colchester

School pupils have this week helped to launch a blueprint that will help re-shape how we travel in Colchester. Read full story


10 November 2020 Highways Highlights

October 2020 edition of Highways Highlights released

The October 2020 edition of Highways Highlights is now available. The Essex newsletter for all things highways. Read full story