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Making cities more walkable by understanding how other people influence our journeys

Making cities more walkable by understanding how other people influence our journeys

Ruth Dalton, Northumbria University

Cities around the world are changing to become more “walkable”. As more and more people move to cities, the benefits of encouraging people to walk are clear. Aside from making the urban environment more pleasant, safer and less polluted, improving a city’s walkability can also ease traffic congestion and improve public health.
14 March 2019
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The Joy of Commuting on Two Feet

The Joy of Commuting on Two Feet

Claire Rampen, beryl.cc

We all know that getting at least 30 minutes of exercise a day will have an incredible impact on our health and wellbeing. But how do you fit that half an hour in when you’ve got commitments at home and a busy work schedule? The team at Beryl are big advocates of active commuting; finding your way to the office by bike, scooter, skateboard, or simply on two feet, be it walking or running. Claire Rampen, Head of Growth and E-commerce, shares why she loves swapping the bike for a commute on two feet.

21 February 2019
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Clean Air Strategy

Clean Air Strategy

Simon Alcock Head of UK Public Affairs at ClientEarth

The UK Government launched its Clean Air Strategy last week claiming that it wants to halve the number of people living in areas with particulate matter pollution (PM2.5) above guideline limits set by the World Health Organisation.
18 January 2019
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Happy Holidays from PTRC

Happy Holidays from PTRC

Brogan McPherson

Happy Holidays from PTRC

I think we can all agree that 2018 has been a whirlwind of a year. Can you believe the Olympics were in this calendar year? It blows my mind. Can you also believe that we were talking about football coming home only 150 days ago? From crazy weather to an even crazier news cycle, 2018 was definitely something to write home about.

14 December 2018
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Announcing the #2019TPM Call for Papers

Announcing the #2019TPM Call for Papers

The 17th Annual Transport Practitioners’ Meeting (TPM) will take place on the 10th – 11th of July 2019 in historic Oxford. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 25 January 2019. TPM is the annual meeting place for all transport planners, placemakers, highway engineers and urban transport designers. TPM brings the wider transport and built environment community together for two days of world class networking, idea sharing and lively debate.  
19 October 2018
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We’re all ears – DfT’s consultation on priorities for developing our appraisal and modelling guidance (WebTAG)

We’re all ears – DfT’s consultation on priorities for developing our appraisal and modelling guidance (WebTAG)

The Department for Transport

Last month, DfT published a consultation on priorities for developing our appraisal and modelling guidance (WebTAG). Our appraisal framework aims to provide as full a view as possible about the wide range of impacts transport has on the economy, environment and society. 
16 August 2018
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The draft London Plan – what next for transport?

Martin Reed, Arup

The London Plan is the Mayor’s primary mechanism through which to coordinate London’s evolution and development over a 20-25 year period.  A full review of the 2016 London Plan was commissioned shortly after the election of Mayor Sadiq Khan. Following this review, the latest London Plan was published in draft in November 2017. This reflects the Mayor’s priorities for London over the period up to 2041. Following the recent public consultation, the Plan will be examined in the Autumn and published a year later. Given the Mayor’s transport remit, it is no...
12 July 2018
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How can you lend your voice to the future of transport planning?

How can you lend your voice to the future of transport planning?

Nick Richardson - Chair, PTRC

Transport has caught the public imagination recently with talk of driverless cars, widespread adoption of electric vehicles, delivery drones and all manner of applied technology alongside some less desirable but more predictable transport headlines relating to railway woes and traffic congestion.  Some or all of these new ideas will add to the mix of options we are familiar with but there is no consensus on what will definitely happen.  There is a heightened expectation that our means of travel will change but there is no certainty that this will be achieved as quickly...
13 June 2018
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Number crunch - a decade of transport trends defining our cities

Number crunch - a decade of transport trends defining our cities

By Jonathan Bray

A lot has changed in the last decade. And nowhere is this more apparent than in urban transport. From rapid bus passenger decline to the huge growth in private hire vehicles, dramatic shifts are changing the face of our cities.

Our recent report Number crunch reveals some of these trends. So what’s going on, and how might this affect the future of urban transport? 

Firstly, there have been clear winners and losers. 

09 May 2018
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#2018TPM Programme Released

The Transport Practitioners' Meeting (TPM) is the annual meeting place for all transport planners, modellers, placemakers, highway engineers and urban transport designers. TPM brings the transport and built environment community together for two days of world class networking, idea sharing and lively debate.
14 March 2018
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