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7th December 2017

We sponsored the Intercity Travel Conference, organised by Transport Futures and held in Toronto on 27 November 2017.  With a focus on rail and bus, the conference explored the past, present and future state of intercity travel in Ontario, through the lens of both local and international speakers, and their experiences.

SDG in the news
Bus, Cities, Rail
North America
7th December 2017

Last week, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) published their Estimates of Station Usage for 2016/17.

Over the last six years, Steer Davies Gleave has supported the ORR in producing these estimates and implementing, along the way, various methodological improvements to address known weaknesses.  

Industry insights
Rail, Stations
UK & Ireland
28th November 2017

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Waters and Richard Aitken, who join the firm to strengthen our offer in rail operations, rolling stock and innovation. 

Helen Waters joins as an Associate Director. Helen will lead the expansion of Steer Davies Gleave’s capabilities in these areas to both the firm’s existing and new rail clients. 

Press releases
UK & Ireland
20th November 2017

The wonders of Crossrail have been heralded for years, and not without reason. The mammoth scale of the engineering endeavour and the technical achievements are admirable. However, from an urban design perspective, it is much more exciting to study what Crossrail will do for London.

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
15th November 2017

It is notoriously difficult to predict what’s going to happen with new technologies. However, being able to do so is of uttermost importance in the transport sector. Behavioural Economics, if applied correctly, can help in this almost impossible quest of predicting the speed of adoption of new technology. To illustrate this, we use two very different types of technology, Uber and Electric Vehicles.

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
27th October 2017

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are often viewed as the ideal solution for governments balancing limited budgets and growing infrastructure demands. However, as the failure of some high-profile toll-highway PPPs illustrates, implementing such projects is often not as straightforward as many governments envision. One of the most common factors contributing to these failures is traffic volumes that turn out to be significantly different from what was originally forecast.

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
27th October 2017

The City of Toronto has commenced the roll-out of its successful Toronto 360 (TO360) pedestrian wayfinding system, which is a central component of the City’s goal to make Toronto a more walkable, welcoming and understandable place for visitors and residents alike.

Steer Davies Gleave has been involved in this project since its outset in 2011. Initially to develop a wayfinding strategy and outline business case, and subsequently, for the detailed design and implementation of a pilot scheme centred on the Financial District in the city’s downtown core.

Press releases
North America
17th October 2017

Steer Davies Gleave jointly with SDG Economic Development hosted yet another successful Movement Matters event in Manchester focused on international connectivity for the North of England.

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
16th October 2017

A phrase much used in the alternative fuels industry is the ‘chicken and egg problem’. Without demand for recharging and refuelling alternative-fuel vehicles there is no case for investment in infrastructure; but without infrastructure to recharge/refuel them, most people will not buy alternative fuelled vehicles. There is a solution to this problem, but it requires action from both the public and private sectors, new and innovative business models, and perhaps most importantly a long-term approach.

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
29th September 2017

The Mayor of Toronto, John Tory, was joined by City Councillors and representatives from partners including Evergreen and the Trans Canada Trail, when he launched the Toronto Parks & Trails Wayfinding Strategy and Lower Don Trail on Saturday 23rd September, as part of a weekend-long celebration of Toronto's unique ravine network. 

Press releases
North America

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