Touching Blue Ltd is currently working very hard, with partners, to develop a serious alternative to the Highways England preferred option B; a new road over the Valley.
This option was not available for consideration by HE during their study, but now it is.
Progress is being made and, once a certain stage is reached, a lot more detail will appear on this site and within this blog.
The positives in this venture are many! The project lead has a personal interest with 20 years extensive knowledge of managing the A5036 corridor and was resident for many years close to Rimrose Valley; there is a better solution.
Our partner organisation is led by engineers who are dedicated to solving problems and have developed a specific solution using mostly existing technology that is simple and reliable. However, this solution would not simply solve problems, it creates numerous benefits too.
It is a fact that economical arguments tend to beat community and environmental arguments but in this case, we also have a stronger economical argument.
Great meeting early October. However, this has developed into a new potential solution for an existing problem. There is a very interesting follow up to this which I hope to be able to talk more about in the coming weeks!
Touching Blue Limited has proposed a novel solution to a huge problem; one of the UK's busiest roads. Major delays during peaks, high and increasing emissions, and detriment to the local community are expected to increase significantly due to regional growth by 2030. Current proposals include improving intersections along the route, however such 'improvements' seldom deliver the expected outcomes and can be short-lived. Either way, any improvement work simply means catering for yet More vehicles.
The solution proposed by TBL, would have the opposite effect. It would remove existing congestion, reduce emissions AND provide additional capacity beyond predicted growth yet have no negative impact on the infrastructure. Too good to be true? This is a very exciting project and I hope to be able to discuss more very soon.
A very important meeting will take place in October and I hope to provide an update soon after. As with anything radically new, getting beyond the perception of what is considered possible is a large part of the battle. Luckily, TBL tends not to notice such barriers to success, only solutions. More to the point, our partners in this venture, and with whom we have the good fortune to be working with, are also open minded and positive and don't take much convincing when a project with such potential comes along!
Having personally created my basic Touching Blue Limited website just over a year ago, it was overdue for an upgrade to something a little more professional and pleasing to the eye. This is the result!
Through 'synchronicity' I discovered Hi-Impact Consultancy at the Liverpool - International Business Festival in June and subsequently met with Chris Spencer and his office in Bromborough, Wirral. We got on very well and agreed a plan; work would begin as the schools broke up, since they work a lot with schools during term time.
Work began just a week ago and, with frequent communication between us, progress was very smooth. I must state that this (Weebly) platform has many limitations but is good for basics. Even so, Hi-Impact has done a great job in spite of those limitations and I am very happy with the result; they also helped design my new business cards.
Expect Phase 3 next year when the site will move to a new platform with many more facilities that will allow a range of new features to be included.
I would like to thank Hi-Impact for their excellent working relationship with their client; me! And I look forward to working with them again. I have no hesitation recommending Hi-Impact based on my experience of their quality, reliability, communication and value for money. Please visit them at:
“After a great meeting with Chris on 6th July, I have commissioned Hi-Impact Consultancy to carry out Phase 2 of my website to take it from domain holding to something that looks more professional and congruous. This revamp will also allow future addition of animations and videos to help clarify projects and developments.
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There is a right time for everything when growing your business. Once the basic foundation is in place with resources, vision and plan, things begin to happen. And, if your intuition is good, there will be so many, ahem... 'coincidences' you will struggle to believe an invisible army is not surrounding and guiding you. [ Of course, there is! :) ]
At the Liverpool International Business Festival (2018), I discovered a marketing company that can produce films, videos, graphic and more; I need such for some TBL project presentations shortly, but I now need to update this website design! They have a local office and I am due to meet with them on 6 July for a chat over a coffee.
So far, this site has been created and edited by myself using the Weebly template. However, whilst incredibly... unbelievably(!)... creative in technology - not to mention modest - I am hopeless with space and colours (Asperger's!!).
Looking forward to my meeting and if we go ahead, I will update here accordingly and, if I really like them, I might even tell you who they are :)
Tuesday and Wednesday 15/16th May 2018
Created Touching Blue's Twitter account and sent first tweet! I will use this for updates as they happen.
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Had an idea over a congested freight corridor in the northwest that involves serious new tech. Considering developing this with others to present to some key people later... let's see what happens.
Reading through the Transport for the North transport plan toward 2050, I did have an issue about trying to forecast over 30 years ahead; it's impossible! However, I attended the public meeting in Liverpool on a VERY cold 28th Feb and heard the presentation by TfN. TfN's approach is; short-term is understood, medium-term can be an educated guess but long-term must remain a broad aim with flexibility to adapt as technology develops. The presentation was excellent, forward thinking, inclusive and open and was also strongly supported by Mick Noone [MerseyTravel & Liverpool City Region] who CLEARLY wants Merseyside to be a showcase in attracting innovation and investment. MerseyTravel has been integral to the region for many years, achieving an excellent public transport network, and their support for this project is critical.