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Local Sustainable Transport Fund: Cracking the nut of engaging with businesses on sustainable travel?
A recent review of successful Local Sustainable Transport Fund projects has shown that local authorities are investing significant effort and resource into supporting the business community with its sustainable travel activities.
The Campaign for Better Transport has published a ranking of Premier League stadiums according to their accessibility by public transport and the ease of spectator travel to/from football games. Steer Davies Gleave has worked with four (Newcastle United, Arsenal, Fulham and Southampton) of the top five highly ranked clubs on projects to improve spectator travel.
Contrary to prior expectations, London's transport system was practically flawless during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The system ran better than ever, with commuters and visitors alike praising the smooth and timely service provided. But just what exactly ensured it was a success story, not a failure, during those two weeks of intense international scrutiny?
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’.
Almost every week there’s a news item related to electric or low emission vehicles, including many new car launches. Yet sales of electric vehicles are increasing at a sluggish rate and some way off what is required to achieve the automotive industry’s vision. So what is the latest future for electric and hybrid cars?