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Tom Quay, CEO at UK public transport app and website provider Passenger

Tom Quay of Passenger on the new Highway Code changes

Tom Quay, CEO at UK public transport app and website provider Passenger comments on how new changes to the Highway Code are set to spark a long-term mindset shift around public transport safety.

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BCP Council Bikeability team wins extra funding for More Bikeability courses. Photo Life Cycle

Bikeability team wins extra funding

BCP Council has been successful in securing extra funding from the Bikeability Trust1 in order to run further cycling training courses at schools and training centres across the region.

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Cliff cycling Bournemouth - photo credit BCP Tourism

Funding for encouraging cycling and walking

BCP Council has been successful in securing an extra £247,000 grant from Central Government to help encourage cycling and walking in the conurbation. The money has been awarded from the Department for Transport's Capability Fund1 and is ringfenced specifically for activities that promote active travel.

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Transforming travel improvements set to start at Queen Anne Drive

Transforming travel improvements set to start

Construction of the first phase of sustainable travel improvements between Gravel Hill and Bear Cross Roundabout is set to start along Queen Anne Drive on 9 August. The work, due to complete in December 2021, includes:

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SCC Hybrid Van  - Photo by Ash Mills

Salisbury City Council goes electric

Salisbury City Council has purchased its very first electric vehicle for use around the city

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Brian Parker

Free parking boost for Bournemouth town centre

New operators of a Bournemouth town centre car park are throwing open its gates for free parking for three weeks to mark 'Covid freedom day'. Britannia Parking is waiving charges at the BH2 car park from Monday July 19 onwards to boost business for retailers, restaurants, pubs and other firms following the relaxation of lockdown restrictions.

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Michelle Stewart

Driver shortage causes wages to rise

There is a huge shortage of drivers of all types and it is forcing wages up, according to Wild Recruitment in Poole. It said the simple truth of supply and demand means businesses are paying more to secure workers who are good behind the wheel.

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'Claim for the Commute' is not the answer to employees' commuting concerns

Following the recent news that employers should pay half of workers' commuting costs when they return to office, Godfrey Ryan, CEO of Kura, discusses how employers can use this investment to review alternative commuting options for employees.

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Summer Cycling Bournemouth

Cycle, Skating and Scooter Awareness Day to be held at Bournemouth Pier Approach

Games, prizes, training and bike servicing will all be on offer at the BCP Seafront Rangers Cycle Awareness Day on Saturday 26 June at the Pier Approach, Bournemouth. The event is aimed at promoting good cycling, skating and scooting etiquette and to raise awareness of the annual summer cycling restrictions on the promenade, which begin on 1st July and run until 31st August.

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Len Watts

Brewery Square gets 'jazzed up' for Classic Car Show

Dorchester's Brewery Square will play host to the Dorchester Classic Vehicle Club on Saturday 26th June as the popular shopping destination welcomes a range of classic cars to its main square.

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Melanie Fazal from Karzoom

Dorset motorists to be among first to experience new car hire service

Dorset has been chosen as a pilot area for a brand new car hire service from Karzoom which is looking to capitalise on increased demand from motorists wanting short term car use.

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Major Tim Peake CMG will be the keynote speaker at Logistics UK’s Future Logistics Conference

British astronaut to headline logistics conference

From self-driving vehicles transporting goods, to warehouses run on Artificial Intelligence, logistics businesses are harnessing the technology of tomorrow to revolutionise the efficiency of the industry. To help identify where space-age inspiration could provide solutions for 21st century challenges, Major Tim Peake CMG will be the keynote speaker at Logistics UK's Future Logistics Conference at the Innovation & Technology in Transport Hub (ITT Hub).

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