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This article features in the June issue of Local Transport Today.”

What is Healthy Streets? – An Introduction

Healthy Streets as a concept was introduced into London planning policy in 2014 and has since developed into a recognised design approach for streets. The vision links the physical design of the street with both transport and health matters, promoting the uptake of active travel and places an individual’s well-being within and experience of the urban environment at the core of planning the city.

In 2018 the Department for Transport consulted on priorities for a new appraisal and modelling strategy, presenting an ambitious vision for developing appraisal and modelling tools over the next five years.

SANJEEV RATHI, DOMINIC TAYLOR and JULIE CARRIER of SYSTRA describe how the technology of today has reached a critical mass, enabling the creation of the railway of tomorrow. Article published in Intelligent Rail - issue 872

I attended the ACT Travelwise Conference in Birmingham on Wednesday, which was sponsored by SYSTRA, and as someone who started their career working on cycling promotion, but who has spent the last decade involved mainly in rail, it was interesting to see how much the sector has changed over that time, but also frustrating to see that in some respects we’re still facing the same old challenges.

Embracing change - in our 50th year we consider what possibilities the future holds for transport planning.

This article was first published in Transport Times, 24 December 2018

In July, the Department for Transport (DfT) called a pause to all development schemes featuring streets with level surfaces, issuing the following statement:

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