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The term ‘smarter moving cities’ has been circulating for a while now but, while we in the world of travel behaviour change can comprehend its meaning, what does your average city-dweller think a ‘smarter moving’ city is?
To help answer this, it’s important to start by understanding what people really want from their cities, or in other words, what they think makes a city ‘smart’.
Urban transit investment can produce wider economic benefits – the problem many promoters often face though, is how to quantify and communicate them in a convincing way.
When making a case for transit investment, the main focus has traditionally been on the increased accessibility and reduced journey times it can bring to users, as well as how it can help ease congested roads.
Steer Davies Gleave is pleased to welcome its most recent recruit, Dennis Fletcher M.E.S., who joins our growing team in Toronto, Canada. Dennis joins from GENIVAR, where he was the Director of Transit Solutions.
As part of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, funding has been announced for two of the Bristol area Major Schemes that Steer Davies Gleave has been supporting.
From its inception Steer Davies Gleave has project managed the Ashton Vale to Temple Meads and Bristol City Centre Bus Rapid Transit scheme. We have also supported Bristol City Council’s South Bristol Link.
Steer Davies Gleave has been developing and managing the schemes since 2006.
New Transit magazine reports that Steer Davies Gleave is working with the West of England Partnership office to seek funding from the Department of Transport for rapid transit routes.