In this, the third of a series of briefings on each of the three RSESs, we examine the Strategy for the Northern and Western Region and its implications for spatial and economic planning across the Region.
As part of the UK’s ‘green restart of local transport’ e-scooters trials have been brought forward, with many local authorities already in talks with providers. What are some of the regulatory concerns for local government, and what can we learn from other countries’ mistakes?
This briefing outlines some of the temporary measures to encourage and support active travel that have been effectively implemented by councils, before exploring practical and permanent ways of continuing the trend long-term.
Hannah Muirhead explores the varying insights and reflections of columnists and experts around the world on what the impact of coronavirus on cities might be, building a picture of what the ongoing narrative looks like regarding issues such as density, transforming spaces and the movement of people.
In 2011, Nottingham City Council became the first, and so far only, local authority to use the powers included in the Transport Act 2000 to introduce a Workplace Parking Levy. This briefing discusses its merits and also how it could be better implemented with the benefit of hindsight.
Buta Atwal, Chief Executive of Wrightbus talks about the potential of hydrogen in helping the UK decarbonise public transport and public sector vehicles.
This briefing explains the main categories and features of the different EV technologies along with their potential long-term futures and, in addition, looks at some of the ways a council can smooth the transition of their fleet to plug-in electric vehicles.
This briefing should be of interest to local authorities who want to undertake or encourage low-carbon development without having to rely entirely on corporate (or other private sector) development and the negative local externalities that often accompany it.
Following unprecedented levels of walking and cycling in the last couple of months, attention is now turning to the important role that active travel will play as the lockdown is eased but there is a continued need to avoid public transport wherever possible.
Decarbonising transport: setting the challenge is the first step in the development of a Transport Decarbonisation Plan which will set out in detail the actions that are needed across all modes of transport in order to meet the Government’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.