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As the leading independent transport consultants, we help shape the transport debate. Our experts often share their thoughts and opinions in industry publications and our own newsletters.

17th August 2017

In a world that is increasingly digital, physical signage may seem like a priority of the past. However, the power of an impactful wayfinding system can provide far more than simple directional guidance — it can be an extension of your brand identity. 

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
10th August 2017

Rail fares in most of Europe were at one point strictly regulated as a function of distance, in many cases to avoid private sector railways exploiting their market power. While some European railways still have such “kilometric” fares, at least for longer-distance travel, recent work by Steer Davies Gleave has revealed increasing diversity in not only the structure and level of fares but also how they are sold as tickets.

Industry insights
2nd August 2017

The sports and events market is having to respond to the rise of digital engagement to ensure that their brands stay relevant and that they can connect with fans. The challenge for these sports brands is how to make the digital content relevant to event day and non-event day attendees. A key part of this engagement is connecting fans with multimodal transport services and using data analytics to improve the end to end journey.

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
21st July 2017

Our internal Research and Innovation programme exists to empower staff to ask demanding questions about what we do and how we do it, and to invest time and energy in developing new methods and answers. We host meetings every two weeks for people to bring ideas and sound them out with colleagues. Everyone is encouraged to be original, creative or just plain eccentric at this stage: we believe that even the strangest of ideas can lead to fresh ways of doing things.

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
13th July 2017

Transport for London has recently published its Strategic Cycling Analysis report, which draws on innovative data to identify where best to expand London’s cycle network. The analysis takes account of existing and potential cycling demand and growth forecasts to identify where investment in cycling infrastructure could have the biggest impact in terms of growing cycling in the capital. The report gives an indication of where the next Cycle Superhighways, Quietways and Liveable Neighbourhoods will be built over the next ten years.

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
20th June 2017

Steer Davies Gleave has been continuously recognised as one of the top 100 companies for graduates to work for in the UK, by careers website The Job Crowd. Once again this year, we have been included in the Top 50 companies to work for. We are extremely proud of this achievement and of the fact that we are the only company in the UK to be consistently in the Top 100 since the award's inception in 2011.

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UK & Ireland
15th June 2017

There is a renewed interest in Personal Travel Planning (PTP) as an approach to influencing behaviour as some London Boroughs develop programmes to implement Low and Zero Emission Neighbourhoods.  Steer Davies Gleave has been commissioned by Hackney Council to deliver a PTP programme which will support four key projects underway in the borough including the City Fringe Zero Emission Network.  

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
15th June 2017

Born and educated in the US, Laura Shoaf now holds one of the UK’s top transport jobs, Managing Director of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM). We asked her whether the new transport agenda there could offer any lessons for planners in North America.

In the last five to ten years, the UK has seen a major shift in the way it approaches transport planning. Rather than designing and delivering transit systems to achieve transport outcomes, planners are now addressing wider social, environmental and economic issues.

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
7th June 2017

Movement Matters is a series of inspirational seminars, debates and workshops in the UK and USA, presented by Steer Davies Gleave, exploring how transport shapes and influences places, people and economies.

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
1st June 2017

Steer Davies Gleave has recently been awarded a place on the ESPO Framework 664-17 Consultancy Services.

ESPO is a customer-focused, public-sector owned professional buying organisation that provides the public sector with procurement solutions to cut costs, reduce tendering times and receive the best possible value. 

Industry insights
UK & Ireland

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