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Council awarded £700,000 for on-street charging points

Published on Friday, 03 December 2021

The Council has been awarded over £700,000 by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) to fund the installation of 155 on-street electric vehicle charge points.

An artist impression of the proposed Junction 7 changes

Air quality plan to meet NO2 legal limits in Spon End, at Junction 7 and Upper Hill Street/Barras Lane

Published on Thursday, 18 November 2021

Road network plans in areas on and near Junction 7 and Junction 8 of the Ring Road are being outlined to Coventry residents over the coming weeks.

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Coventry leads net zero charge with up to 400 EV charging points

Published on Thursday, 11 November 2021

Coventry residents will have access to hundreds of public electric vehicles charging points as the city looks to bolster efforts to meet its net zero ambitions

A cgi of what the cycleway will look like,

£8.6m Coventry cycle route gets green light

Published on Friday, 22 October 2021

Work is set to start within weeks on the Binley Cycleway in Coventry following confirmation of £8.6 million funding.

The VLR near the Transport Museum

Council set to provide interim support for Coventry Very Light Rail

Published on Tuesday, 05 October 2021

Coventry City Council is set to discuss the provision of a £3.2m grant to support the Coventry Very Light Rail (VLR) project, in a measure to lock in investment to date while the project seeks funding from City Region Sustainable Transport Fund (CRSTS).

Cabinet to consider a new transport strategy for Coventry

Published on Monday, 04 October 2021

Coventry City Council’s Cabinet is to consider a bold new transport strategy that could change the way that people travel to, from and around the city in the future.

Coventry’s Affordable Very Light Rail Track Unveiled

Published on Monday, 27 September 2021

Coventry Very Light Rail (VLR) took a major step forward on 24 September as Coventry City Council and WMG, University of Warwick showcased a breakthrough new track design which aims to drive down the costs associated with the installation of urban light rail.

Coventry City Centre moves towards a more disability-friendly public transport system

Published on Thursday, 23 September 2021

A new Transport Charter designed to improve and aid the experience of people with disabilities using public transport in the city has been launched today (23 September)

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National Express fares plan

Published on Friday, 16 July 2021

National Express Coventry is cutting bus fares and making it easier for customers to travel further, for less.

City strides towards realisation of electric dreams

Published on Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Coventry’s all-electric ambitions will be taken a step closer with the installation of up to 400 new vehicle charging points and a new bus charging facility by 2025.

A shot of Cllr O'Boyle with partners in the scheme

Changing gear – learner drivers in Coventry plugged in to electric vehicles thanks to Highways England funding

Published on Thursday, 17 June 2021

Learner drivers in Coventry are amongst those benefitting from a super-charged green incentive funded by Highways England and operated by Coventry City Council that allows businesses to try electric vehicles for free before they buy.

The VLR near the Transport Museum

Our Future Moves

Published on Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Coventry and Warwickshire’s world-leading transport innovation will be showcased during a year of celebration and activities, starting this July.

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

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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.

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.

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