Delivering cleaner and fairer transport for Oxfordshire – Duncan Enright

Councillor Duncan Enright, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Travel and Development Strategy, looks at the future of transport in the county Oxford and Oxfordshire weren’t built for motorised transport. Our historic county deserves an excellent travel...

The real cost of electric cars – Claire Walters, Bus Users UK

Claire Walters, chief executive of Bus Users UK, emphasises the importance of proper planning and infrastructure to prioritise public, shared and active transport to meet sustainability targets.  The electrification of vehicles has become the key focus of government...

Hydrogen power is coming – let’s keep the Midlands at the heart of UK freight and logistics – Richard Bradley, Midlands Connect

Richard Bradley, Head of Strategy at Midlands Connect, outlines how the Midlands is ready to take the lead on the UK’s clean energy revolution when it comes to hydrogen-fuelled vehicles.   Energy prices are sky high right now and I could hardly believe my eyes...

Smart cities need smart highways and roads

Transport is one of the main contributors to carbon emissions in London and to meet the Mayor’s ambitious target to make the capital a net zero city by 2030 we will need to dramatically increase smart and electric transport alternatives – and not just electric cars!...

Road User Charging – Status Today, Preparing for Tomorrow

Road use charging is back on the agenda. While the economic and environmental arguments stack up, public acceptability will be a significant challenge. Getting this right is important and the infrastructure sector, says Stantec’s Dougie McDonald, must actively engage...
The real cost of electric cars – Claire Walters, Bus Users UK

The real cost of electric cars – Claire Walters, Bus Users UK

Claire Walters, chief executive of Bus Users UK, emphasises the importance of proper planning and infrastructure to prioritise public, shared and active transport to meet sustainability targets.  The electrification of vehicles has become the key focus of government...

Smart cities need smart highways and roads

Smart cities need smart highways and roads

Transport is one of the main contributors to carbon emissions in London and to meet the Mayor’s ambitious target to make the capital a net zero city by 2030 we will need to dramatically increase smart and electric transport alternatives – and not just electric cars!...

Road User Charging – Status Today, Preparing for Tomorrow

Road User Charging – Status Today, Preparing for Tomorrow

Road use charging is back on the agenda. While the economic and environmental arguments stack up, public acceptability will be a significant challenge. Getting this right is important and the infrastructure sector, says Stantec’s Dougie McDonald, must actively engage...

Electric vehicle charging: why it can be likened to the wild west

Electric vehicle charging: why it can be likened to the wild west

Setting net zero targets is the easy bit. The difficult bit is all about the practical measures to get from here to there, says Sir Dieter Helm, Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Oxford. And when it comes to electric vehicle charging the lack of an...

How vehicle sensor data is underpinning a revolution in road safety

How vehicle sensor data is underpinning a revolution in road safety

Steve Birdsall, CEO of Gaist, provider of roadscape insight and intelligence services, explains the very real possibility of a revolution in road safety In the past decade, the role of data within the built environment has changed dramatically. An explosion in the...

The future of a sustainable highway is now

The future of a sustainable highway is now

Products that can help to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of laying a road surface are available now, but too many highway authorities are still hesitant to try new technologies, says Tarmac’s national technical director, Brian Kent Warm mix asphalts which...

Time to consider a new system of taxing motorists?

Time to consider a new system of taxing motorists?

Subsidising low emission vehicles is creating an increasingly large hole in HM Treasury’s coffers. And with the expected rapid transition to electric vehicles we’ll be talking serious money within a few years. RAC Foundation Director Steve Gooding asks whether now is...

Building an electric vehicle charging grid for all

Building an electric vehicle charging grid for all

If everyone is to benefit from the coming EV revolution, city authorities urgently need to lead a collaborative effort to install the right number of charging points in the right places

Future mobility, made possible

Future mobility, made possible

By 2050, more than two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities, and this rapid rise in urbanisation will dramatically reshape how we live our lives. From climate change to mobility, the impact of population growth means we will need to rethink many of the ways in which we, as citizens, interact with our environment, says John Batten, Global Cities Director at Arcadis

The role of roads on the road to net-zero carbon emissions

Every business needs to understand its net-zero emissions target. Adam Crossley, head of environment and strategy at Skanska UK, sets out how tackling climate change can make the highways sector more efficient and attractive.

The EV opportunity

Ross Fairley, head of the Burges Salmon Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicle teams, reflects on the infrastructure to facilitate the transition to electric vehicles

Change is in the air for logistics

The contribution of heavy goods vehicles on air quality has shot up the agenda following publication of the Government’s recent Road to Zero strategy. And with increasingly demanding consumers, the freight industry is heading towards rapid change, believes TRL’s Gavin Bailey

Listening to the road user

Anthony Smith, chief executive of Transport Focus, looks forward to the launch at Highways UK of the Strategic Roads User Survey (SRUS) – the independent road user watchdog’s most significant roads survey since becoming engaged with the sector in 2015.

Six steps to closing the UK infrastructure funding gap

There’s plenty of private money seeking investment opportunities, so the infrastructure sector needs to step up to make projects more attractive, help build project certainty and promote the benefits of new networks and services to the public, writes David Barwell, AECOM’s Chief Executive for UK and Ireland

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