Topic: Transport and infrastructure

Affordable, accessible and sustainable transport and infrastructure are crucial to the economy and wellbeing of every community.



Scotland Programme for Government 2022/23 — Highlights for Councils

The cost of living crisis is a defining feature of this year’s Programme for Government (PfG) which is split into nine thematic sections, including commitments on child poverty, public service, the economy and the climate emergency. Millions of people across Scotland are feeling the impact of the cost of living crisis, this PfG acknowledges both…

Scotland Briefing
Members & Global Local

Active Leadership for Active Transport

On Thursday 1st September 2022 LGiU Australia, and the Municipal Association of Victoria held a panel to discuss how leadership changes at local and state levels can create more connected cities and neighbourhoods that prioritise walking and cycling.

Australia Briefing With case study

An inter-governmental deal on better cities: principles for partnership

SGS Economics and Planning (SGS) and the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) recently brought together a panel of experts at the Shine Dome in Canberra to explore what principles should guide a genuine partnership between the Commonwealth, the states, territories, and local governments to plan and deliver better cities. This briefing provides a summary of…

Australia Briefing
Members & Global Local

Fighting to breathe fresh, clean air: regulations, policy direction and citizens taking a stand

The dire health and environmental implications of air pollution are well known. Poor air quality kills more people globally than smoking and costs the global economy trillions of pounds. Many practices that cause poor air quality also emit greenhouse gases that are responsible for global warming. We take a look at efforts by local government…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing With case study

Active Leadership for Active Transport: Live Event

Join our live Q&A event to discuss how to lead change at local and state levels and create more connected cities and neighbourhoods that prioritise walking and cycling.

Australia Event
Members & Global Local

The long road ahead: creating a safe and sustainable micromobility strategy

You might think of e-scooters when you hear ‘micromobility’, the term refers to a wide range of small vehicles, including bicycles. The global market for micromobility is predicted to grow by $800bn by 2030, including vehicle sales, services, and software and analytic opportunities. This member briefing explores the future potential and how to get there.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing


The case for electric vehicles (EVs) is plain. Yet making them the rule rather than the exception on our roads is another matter entirely. In this issue of Global Local, we explore how local policy can facilitate improved uptake and management of electric vehicles – of all shapes and sizes.

Members & Global Local

Public toilet planning: an inconvenient imperative for local governments

This briefing explores these issues and argues for the development of local public toilet strategies.This briefing will be of interest to local council staff and councillors pursuing greater accessibility and inclusion, environmental sustainability, economic prosperity, health and wellbeing, recreation participation, and walkability of their communities.

Australia Briefing

Parliamentary update July 2022

The purpose of this briefing is to provide a monthly update on the progress of each piece of legislation through the Houses of Parliament that is of relevance to local authorities in England and Wales.

England & Wales Briefing

Local climate ambition – signed, sealed and partly delivered

Introduction As set out in the 2008 Climate Change Act, the CCC report to UK Parliament annually on the UK Government’s progress in reducing emissions, in line with the target of achieving net zero domestic emissions by 2050. This year’s report, published in June 2022, is the first since the publication of the UK Government’s…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing