Rebuilding rail

Rebuilding rail

Rebuilding rail This project examines ways to reduce the fragmentation and leakage of public money that characterise the UK’s privatised railways. The report outlines a recipe for radical reform in order to benefit both passengers and taxpayers. It calculates that over one billion pounds of taxpayers’ money could be saved annually if railways were reunited under public ownership. These…

Thriving cities: integrated land use and transport planning

Thriving cities: integrated land use and transport planning

Thriving cities: integrated land use and transport planning This report documents case studies from the UK, Germany and Sweden showing the benefits when transport planning and land use planning are integrated, and the problems when they are not. It reviews the factors that fundamentally determine travel behaviour and proposes three golden rules for national planning…

Making school travel plans work

Making school travel plans work

Making school travel plans work Most schools that become involved in school travel planning are successful in cutting car use. Reductions of around 20% are quite common, and some schools achieve more than this.  This research project involved 30 in-depth case studies of successful school travel plans, and evaluated what factors were most important in determining their…

The effects of Smarter Choice programmes in the Sustainable Travel Towns

The effects of Smarter Choice programmes in the Sustainable Travel Towns

The effects of Smarter Choice programmes in the Sustainable Travel Towns Transport for Quality of Life led a major study for the Department for Transport to evaluate the effects of large-scale Smarter Choice Programmes in the Sustainable Travel Towns. This work gathered together and analysed in depth a large body of data, in order to…

Masterplanning checklist for sustainable transport in new developments

Masterplanning checklist for sustainable transport in new developments

Masterplanning checklist for sustainable transport in new developments This project assessed the master-planning policies required to achieve sustainable travel patterns in Housing Growth Areas. It reviewed academic and official research to compile evidence for how different planning variables, e.g. proximity to public transport services, impact on travel behaviour.  The report draws on the resulting masterplanning…

Towards transport justice: transport and social justice in an oil-scarce future

Towards transport justice: transport and social justice in an oil-scarce future

Towards transport justice: transport and social justice in an oil-scarce future This report addressed concerns about the potential for increased ‘transport poverty’ in light of sharp rises in oil prices and the possibility that tighter oil supply will become a permanent situation. It analysed how sustainable transport options can help prevent increased social exclusion as oil…

Beyond transport infrastructure: lessons for the future from recent road projects

Beyond transport infrastructure: lessons for the future from recent road projects

Beyond transport infrastructure: lessons for the future from recent road projects This report examined the effects of road schemes on traffic growth, landscape and development pressure. It looked at the appraisal process before a road is built and the evaluation process afterwards. There are three detailed case studies: the Newbury Bypass, M65 Blackburn Southern Bypass…