Let’s plan for the future, not for now

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In strategic transport planning, discussions about the future are at the forefront of our minds. Infrastructure projects need to be designed to reflect how they will be used at the time of their completion. No one can doubt that, with the pace of change in technology, data, consumer expectations and our relationship with the environment,…

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How transport appraisal guidance is failing cities

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Helping city economies to grow means focusing investment on intra-city trips in future That transport helps city economies to grow is not in doubt; transport connects workers with jobs, connects people to leisure activities where they can spend money, and allows for goods to be transported to and around the city. But current appraisal guidance…

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Building more inclusive and sustainable communities

If we’re serious about achieving net zero every aspect of how we do things is going to have to change. And nowhere is this more the case than in how we tackle our housing crisis. The decisions we make now will determine the foundations we lay for our communities for generations to come. There is…

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I will if you will

Who can fail to be affected by the school strikes and climate change activism of Extinction Rebellion? Whilst some have criticised their tactics, few disagree with their objectives. Evidence of global warming is irrefutable. The five hottest years on record have occurred over the past decade, and the incidence of flooding, fires and hurricanes is…

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Developing a truly sustainable transport strategy for the South East

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In the first few months of this year I’ve spent a significant portion of my time talking to stakeholders – politicians, transport operators, business leaders, sometimes journalists – about Transport for the South East. Almost every time, I’ve been asked the same question: “So, what’s your ‘big scheme’?” It’s a natural thing to ask. Building…

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The evolution of Birmingham Moor Street – where the past and future meet

Over the years, many of Birmingham’s beautiful, historic buildings have been lost to the bulldozers. New Street and Snow Hill stations were, until the 1960s, fine examples of classic Victorian architecture, with ornate facades and grand vaulted roofs. Both were demolished to make way for modern replacements that were never going to win any beauty…

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Crossrail 2 and sustainable growth

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To commuters in London’s north east and south west the news that additional transport capacity is required will be no news at all. Chronic overcrowding is a daily occurrence on the routes into Moorgate, Waterloo and Liverpool Street. Although the belated launch of the Elizabeth line next year will provide some relief for the latter,…

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Transport Knowledge Hub South East Event blog

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The Transport Knowledge (TKH) hosted the fifth and final event of a series across the UK on the importance of sustainable transport in the development of new housing. This week, we were in London’s City Hall for the official launch of the KPMG report Integrating the planning and delivery of sustainable transport with new housing…

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Join-up local transport and planning to maximise the benefits of investment in new housing

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The opportunity to maximise the economic and social benefits of public and private investment in new housing are being missed due to a disconnect between sustainable transport and the location of new developments, according to a new report for the Transport Knowledge Hub, published today. Download PDF The independent report, written by KPMG, identifies an…

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