Roads and Motorways

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Man from Edinburgh dies after crash in Northumberland

Police in the North of England are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a motorcyclist from Edinburgh was killed following a crash in Northumberland.

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The incident happened on the A701 in Dumfries. Picture: Google Street View

Several injured in four-vehicle collision in Dumfries

Multiple people have been left injured following a four-car crash in Dumfries.

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The vast majority of bike thefts in Scotland go unsolved.

Majority of bike thefts in Scotland go unsolved

The overwhelming majority of bicycle thefts in Scotland go unsolved, new figures have shown.

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Edinburgh has 40 miles of bus lanes. Picture: Greg Macvean

Drivers in Scotland paying the price for entering bus lanes

More than 400,000 fines were handed out in Scotland’s two biggest cities to drivers caught in bus lanes over the last three years, research has revealed.

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Delays expected tonight as police extend travel warning amid snow

Delays and road disruptions are expected across Scotland this evening due to severe weather.

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Cars face ban from parts of Edinburgh’s city centre in major shake-up

City centre businesses and motorists in the Capital have given a mixed response to plans to make the heart of Edinburgh more pedestrian-friendly.

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Cyclists have to contend with increasingly fast and heavy traffic on the West Coast and the islands. Picture: Getty Images

Plans to divert cyclists from busy Highland roads to safer pathways

They command some of the world’s most spectacular views, but fast and heavy traffic can make them a nightmare for cyclists.

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Radical measures are set to be drawn up to make it much safer to walk or cycle around Edinburgh city centre. Picture: Neil Hanna

Edinburgh motorists face tough new restrictions

Motorists are facing a raft of new restrictions on where they can drive in the historic heart of Edinburgh in the next few years under a move to hand over more space to pedestrians and cyclists.

Transport

One person confirmed dead after horror accident in Edinburgh’s Piershill

One person has been confirmed dead and a second person hurt after a horror accident at Piershill in Edinburgh.

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The unique Barra beach landing strip was chosen as the best thing about Scottish transport. Picture: Abigail Treffry

Alastair Dalton: Experts reveal Scotland’s transport heaven – and hell

Everyone has a bee in their bonnet about transport, and that’s what makes it so perennially interesting to write about.

Opinion

Sports cars to be made in Scotland for first time in 30 years at East Lothian factory

In a former air base canteen in East Lothian, an assembly line is taking shape to launch Scotland’s first volume car production in more than 30 years.

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Revealed: the cost of pothole claims to Scottish Councils

Councils across the UK have spent at least £43.3 million on pothole compensation claims over the last five years.

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Part of Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow will be narrowed to create more pedestrian and cycle space. Picture: Glasgow City Council

Alastair Dalton: Walkers competing with cars for more space in cities

They are greener and perhaps safer than other cars, but if the future of our most popular form of transport is electric self-driving models, they still pose one major problem.

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A total of 2,220 kilometres of A-road in Scotland was in need of repairs, the analysis found, while a further 2,571 of B-road required attention. Picture: Neil Hanna

A third of Scotland’s roads are deemed to be in need of repair

Around a third of Scotland’s roads are in need of repair, an investigation has revealed.

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Scotland is set for more grim weather.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Spring lies ahead after ‘mini beast from the east’ blows through

A so-called “mini beast from the east” is expected to bring more snow to parts of Scotland and northern England on Saturday night.

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Emergency services are attending the scene.

M9 in Stirling closed after serious road crash

The M9 is closed Eastbound at Junction 9 Bannockburn due to a serious accident.

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Roadworks in Edinburgh.

Public back up to £100,000 fines for botched roadworks

Doubling maximum fines for firms who botch roadworks to £100,000 has won approval in a public consultation.

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A self-driving car traverses a parking lot at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Picture: Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images

Driverless cars ‘will be on Scotland’s roads in 2021’

The idea of electrically powered, driverless cars patrolling the highways and byways of Scotland was once confined to the realms of science fiction.

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Tram inquiry: Project chiefs ‘knew completion deal was poor value’

CITY council tram negotiators signed a deal to get the troubled project back on track despite knowing it was not good value, one of the key figures has admitted.

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An elderly woman was killed following a three-car collision in Lanarkshire. Picture: John Devlin

Elderly woman killed in three-car collision named by police

An elderly woman who died in a three-car crash on a Lanarkshire road has been named by police.

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