The Weekly Roundup

Speed limits could be lowered to 60mph on sections of several British motorways in moves to meet European Union rules on fighting dangerous levels of air pollution. Lowering limits could reduce amounts of noxious gases emitted by vehicles at high speed and reduce polluting traffic jams; however there are concerns that drivers may become confused having to adapt to variable speed limits on a managed motorway.

In other news, Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city, has made initial plans that will eventually eliminate the need for a car around the city within the next 20 years. As part of the ‘Green Network Plan’, a pedestrian, cyclist and public transport only infrastructure will be developed around the city.

Independent: Green campaigners welcome 60mph motorway speed limit but motoring groups say it will confuse drivers

Yahoo: M1 motorway changes 'risk lives'

Guardian: Parking operations in England: how much is your local council making?

Telegraph: Autonomous cars – is this the end of driving?

Autoexpress: German city to banish cars completely within 20 years

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