The Department for Transport (DfT) has pledged £30,000 to enable CTC, the national cycling charity to revamp its ‘Fill That Hole’ pothole reporting website and develop a new app compatible with smartphones.
Since CTC launched the ‘Fill that Hole’ website in 2007 there have been over 91 thousand pothole reports filed by cyclists and other road users. ‘Fill that Hole’ sends local authorities up-to-the-minute information about potholes which the council may not otherwise have known about, allowing them to identify trouble spots needing action fast.
The support for the new app and improved website comes as more local authorities adopt new Government guidelines which urge councils to plan extensive maintenance well in advance, rather than years of costly ‘patching’ as potholes appear – saving the taxpayer money.
You can read the full article and find out how to download the app on the CTC’s website.