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The challenges of Active Travel schemes

The challenges of Active Travel schemes

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, active travel schemes are coming to a street near you soon. The Government has made its policy on the matter very clear with the promise of £2bn funding over 10 years under its Gear Change strategy. This month [JULY], the All-Party Parliamentary...

Councils get ‘active’ on lumpy trench reinstatements

Councils get ‘active’ on lumpy trench reinstatements

One of the most common causes of defects in roads and footpaths is the installation or repair of utilities. Although there are detailed specifications for how reinstatements should be done properly, local authorities still find themselves responsible for repairing...

Reducing HAVS by process redesign

Reducing HAVS by process redesign

“It felt like my hands were burning. I wondered if I had somehow got acid on them.” This is how one worker remembers the first time they felt the effects of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), a condition caused by frequent use of vibrating power tools which damages...

Fighting potholes with AI

Fighting potholes with AI

The last few years has seen an explosion of research projects, trials and new products which aim to spot potholes and other road defects automatically using machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI). A machine learning algorithm is a bit like a toddler...

Noise pollution: Traditional versus Thermal Road process

Noise pollution: Traditional versus Thermal Road process

Thermal Road Repairs is a green technology company which supplies systems to improve the quality, cost and time efficiency of road repairs and paving – at a far lower environmental cost than traditional methods. We invest significantly in R&D, to create new...

Electric vehicles: five ways they could change our roads

Electric vehicles: five ways they could change our roads

In November last year the Government announced that it was pulling forward the date when the last petrol and diesel cars and vans could be sold by ten years to 20301. As a company which is committed to reducing carbon emissions with green technology, this is a move...

Advancing solar technology

Advancing solar technology

Solar technology is a vital element of the Thermal Road Repairs (TRR) system because it helps to reduce the carbon footprint of road repairs to just one -fifth of the footprint of traditional methods. The TRR units incorporate solar panels in its heaters and in the...

Cycling strategy: let’s start with the basics

Cycling strategy: let’s start with the basics

Did you know that the average value of a cyclist’s claim for a highway maintenance failure is 13 times higher than that for a motorist?1 That figure is a stark reminder that when someone hits a pothole or other defect in a road surface, they are likely to suffer...

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