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Our platform is extremely powerful. It gives highway authorities, utility companies, and event organisations the ability to plan, manage, and share traffic disruptions on the roads — all from a single dashboard.

But how does it work? And what goes on behind the scenes to ensure our customers can successfully manage their traffic interventions?

This blog is the first of a series designed to give you a glimpse of how we manage the one.network platform. We’re starting off with Enterprise Integration Patterns.

The data behind the platform

At one.network, one of our core business functions is to aggregate high volumes of traffic-related data from sources…


The consensus between the Department for Transport, local authorities, and the public is that bus service provision needs to change. There is collective appetite for services that are more reliable, better coordinated, cheaper, and easier to use. Creating that reality is the goal of the Government’s £3 billion Bus Back Better strategy, which poses a fresh challenge for local authorities and bus operators alike.

The need for exceptional planning and communication between local authorities and bus operators lies at the heart of this challenge. …


Planning street works successfully is no mean feat. Utility companies typically have to consult a significant volume of datasets, each split across different environments and systems, before they can dig their first hole — taking up operational time and budget, particularly on surveying services. Not only is this process resource-intensive; it can mean data is missed — resulting in reduced productivity, increased likelihood of health, safety, and environmental risks being missed at the planning stage, and ultimately more disruption for road users.

To help eliminate these challenges, we joined forces with M Group Services (formerly Morrison Utility Services, or MUS)


We think it’s important to keep our users in the loop with the work that goes into making one.network the best it can be. So here’s a quick run-down of all the platform changes in the latest one.network update, version e2.7.0, released on the 20th of May.

The Map

First things first: we’ve made several changes to the one.network map. Here are a few new features our team has put together:

  • The ability to include Street Manager works and location descriptions in roadworks email alerts, allowing Street Manager users to keep the rest of the UK transport ecosystem, and the…


Before the pandemic, unplanned roadworks and road closures had been rising steadily each year. In fact, emergency and urgent works increased by 9.2% between 2017 and 2019.

Reduced road work activity during Covid appears to have caused a temporary respite but, as restrictions have started to ease in the UK, we’ve seen the volume of unplanned works accelerating.

Plenty of unplanned activity is unavoidable. More intensive rollout of telecommunication utilities such as fibre and 5G — combined with the ever-increasing burden of maintaining legacy infrastructure across the water, wastewater, gas, and power sectors — means that mains failures, utility strikes…


How US cities with a goal of zero traffic fatalities are faring in 2021

Vision Zero. It’s a bold slogan, and its goal is bolder still: completely eliminating traffic fatalities. No more road deaths — ever.

The scheme started life in Sweden over two decades ago, and quickly drew international attention with its unusual approach: the policy goal was not to reduce traffic collisions, but to reduce deaths.

And it worked. Since 2006 alone, Sweden has reduced traffic deaths from 7 per 100,000 to just 2. And other countries began to follow suit, initiating Vision Zero schemes of their own…


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As you may have seen in the news, Bath has become the first of many areas outside of London to launch a Clean Air Zone (CAZ). This is great news for the planet. But what does it mean for the UK road network? We explore how CAZs work, what effect they’re likely to have on traffic, and how they might change the lives of city residents in the long-term.

What is a Clean Air Zone?

A Clean Air Zone is an area in which a local authority has introduced special measures to improve air quality. They came to prominence in the UK after Government ministers were…


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With our US expansion in full swing, we’ve been keeping an eye on all the road-related news over in the States. We wanted to make sure our platform is catering to the needs of transportation officials and US road agencies to help them create and communicate effective road event plans, as we discussed in our recent blog. From extreme winter weather to funding announcements, a lot has happened in the month of March.

Here’s our need-to-know list of news from the month gone by:

New funding announcements

  • Wisconsin DOT…

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March has been a busy month in the UK roadworks industry, with plenty of new funding announcements and changes to travel infrastructure. We like to keep tabs on everything going on, to make sure one.network has all the tools required to help organisations keep the roads as clear as possible.

We’ve compiled a list of the top road-related stories in March across the UK, which we found interesting and thought you might too.

Northern England

  • Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed that the first round of the £4.8 billion Levelling Up fund will be available to local areas upon submission of successful bids. …

Before one.network existed, many of our customers simply used paper, or an Excel spreadsheet, to draw up their plans for road events. Transportation departments would notify the public of upcoming work zones via newspaper adverts.

And that worked, in its way. Work zones were planned, and transportation departments discharged their obligations to the public by communicating those plans.

But it took a very long time. And a lot of different people. …

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