A 7.5 tonne weight limit is being introduced on a busy bridge in Weston-super-Mare from tomorrow (Friday 21 December) due to safety concerns.
An inspection found significant defects to the Winterstoke Road bridge, which runs over the main Bristol to Taunton railway line.
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Schools across North Somerset are invited to sign up to a new initiative which encourages their pupils to walk to school.
Up to 15 schools in the area can take part in WOW – The Year-Round Walk to School Challenge.
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Here are the top tips to see the Tour of Britain in person or from the comfort of your own home…
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Free bike security and information roadshows are taking place across North Somerset this autumn.
During these free events, you can get your bike registered with a security stamp as well as receive advice and information about local cycle routes.
Thanks to the Department for Transport’s Access Fund for Sustainable Travel, marking kits – which usually retail for £19.99 – are being offered for free.
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Cycle clubs and special events take place regularly across North Somerset and the wider area for people to meet like-minded cyclists and enjoy communal rides.
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Over £600,000 of improvements work is being carried out this month as part of North Somerset Council’s ongoing commitment to investing in the area’s roads.
The council’s August road surface treatment programme includes both surface dressing and micro asphalt works to fill minor surface irregularities and restore surface condition on 26 of the area’s roads, which adds up to just under 119,000m2 of roads being treated.
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Businesses, schools and community organisations in North Somerset have just one week left to apply for up to £3,000 to help pay for sustainable travel improvements.
Grants are 50:50 match-funded and can be used to improve cycling, walking, or car sharing to make it easier for staff, students or visitors to leave their car at home.
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If you need motivation to travel sustainably in your daily life then a summer challenge with prizes on offer could be the answer.
The Travelwest Challenge aims to get as many people as possible walking, cycling, using public transport or lift-sharing for their daily journeys.
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Easter will soon be upon us but anyone planning a getaway by train is being urged to allow extra time for travelling.
Network Rail is undertaking the next phase of its Railway Upgrade Plan to improve reliability and meet growing demand.
It is described as the most ambitious infrastructure modernisation programme since the Victorian era.
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Instagram users in Nailsea, Backwell, Churchill or Banwell are being invited to take snaps of what they value in their local area to share on the app.
Long-term proposals are being developed for new homes and major transport improvements in North Somerset and the landscape of these areas could change in the future.
Continue reading Calling all North Somerset Instagram users!