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Empowering critical thinking through our R&I programme

21 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.

A Strategic Cycling Analysis to expand London's cycle network

13 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.

Steer Davies Gleave delivers a Personal Travel Planning for Hackney Council

15 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.  

Lessons from across the pond

15 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.

A burst of fresh thinking on increasing densities in London

07 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.

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