Parking, travel and streets news

Deep clean for city's ring road

Published on Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Coventry’s ring road is set to undergo a deep clean over the coming weeks, brightening and refreshing its concrete fascia cladding.

Pictured: Cllr Jim O'Boyle and Cllr Patricia Hetherton with the fleet

Electric taxi trial part of new Council electric fleet scheme

Published on Thursday, 18 March 2021

Electric taxis are now available for trial as part of the Council’s ‘Electric Fleet First’ project.

Roads funding will ease congestion, cut pollution and improve safety

Published on Monday, 01 March 2021

The Council is set to approve a £10m programme to maintain and improve the city’s roads over the coming year.

Further road safety measures roll out across the city

Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2021

After the successful introduction of average speed cameras on some routes in the city, we are proposing more safety measures on roads with a history of collisions where speed has been a factor.

All-electric bus city plan commitment by winter 2025

Published on Tuesday, 09 February 2021

Coventry will receive £50m to fund 297 all-electric buses that will be on city streets by 2025.

World-first electric Urban Air Port® secures UK government backing

Published on Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Urban Air Port® Air-One® has today been selected as a winner of the UK government’s Future Flight Challenge to develop aviation infrastructure and systems that enable the next generation of electric and autonomous air vehicles

CGI of the visitor information pod

A warm welcome to the city – visitor information pod to be constructed at Coventry Railway Station

Published on Monday, 18 January 2021

Plans for a striking new visitor information pod to be installed at Coventry Railway Station have been submitted to Coventry City Council’s Planning Committee.

Cllr George Duggins with Cllr Jim O'Boyle

Coventry set to become one of the country’s first all-electric bus cities

Published on Thursday, 07 January 2021

Coventry has successfully bid to become one of the UK’s only two all-electric bus cities.

Free parking in Council car parks over Christmas

Published on Friday, 18 December 2020

Coventry City Council is offering free parking in its car parks over the Christmas period beginning on Saturday 19 December.

Broadgate lit up at night

It’s beginning to look a lot more like Christmas!

Published on Friday, 04 December 2020

With the city sadly unable to host its big annual Christmas Lights switch on event due to the current Tier 3 restrictions, the Council along with key city partners have still been working hard to bring some festive cheer to the city centre.

4 x new Average Speed Enforcement road safety schemes starting early 2021

Published on Thursday, 19 November 2020

As part of a plan to make Coventry’s roads even safer Average Speed Enforcement Cameras are planned to be installed on:

Poppy on the road in War Memorial Park

Remembrance poppies on display on city roads

Published on Thursday, 05 November 2020

Giant poppies are being painted on Coventry’s roads to mark Remembrance Day on 11 November.

Coventry e-scooter trial paused

Published on Monday, 14 September 2020

A government backed trial in Coventry to look at the best approach to legalising the use of e-scooters has been paused after concerns that some users have been riding the scooters on pavements.

A picture of the scooters outside the Council House

E-Scooters trial to take place in Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 09 September 2020

A government backed trial to look at the best approach to legalising the use of e-scooters will get underway in Coventry in September.

Pictured from left to right:
Cllr Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration, CCC
James Kempston, CEO, NP Aerospace
Rupert Symons, Director, TDI
Dr James Meredith, VLR project manager, WMG

Significant progress made on the Coventry Very-Light Rail prototype

Published on Thursday, 27 August 2020

Coventry City Council’s plans to run a battery powered very light rail transit system in the city has taken a major step forward thanks to the skills of local engineering company NP Aerospace.

£5m funding green light for Ring Road refurbishment

Published on Monday, 17 August 2020

Work will go ahead to continue improvements to Swanswell Viaduct section of the Ring Road after the Council was successful in bidding for £5m from the Department of Transport.

Paving the way for more walking with maintenance funding boost

Published on Monday, 17 August 2020

More pavements across the city are to be improved following Coventry City Council successfully securing over £2 million in additional funding.

Electric charging points

New electric vehicle charge points installed in Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Coventry has received an EV boost with 30 new on-street electric vehicle charging points installed in the Holyhead Road area as part of an exciting new pilot project.

In the picture is Cllr Jim O’Boyle (Coventry City Council), Anthony Evans (Sarginsons) and Gavin Shipley (Sarginsons)

New phase of electric vehicle charging points installed in Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2020

The first of a new phase of Char.gy charging points for electric vehicles made by a Coventry based manufacturer have been installed in the company’s home city.

£330,000 funding for active travel in Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Pop up cycle lanes, wider pavements and bike share schemes are just some of the measures being planned in Coventry to encourage more people to cycle and walk when moving around the city.

Pictured from left to right: Cllr Jim O'Boyle, Coventry City Council cabinet member for jobs and regeneration, cllr Patricia Hetherton Coventry City Council cabinet member for city services and Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands

£1 million project to get drivers to ditch their cars to be trialled in Coventry

Published on Friday, 21 February 2020

Volunteers are needed to help design a new scheme under which motorists would be paid up to £3,000 a year to give up their cars.

Passenger satisfaction key to bus travel improvements

Published on Wednesday, 29 January 2020

A Coventry Councillor and regular bus user is hoping to encourage local companies to take steps to introduce more improvements to bus travel.

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