Topic: Transport and infrastructure

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



How local governments can support the transition to Electric Vehicles

This briefing explores the role of Councillors and Council staff in dealing with adoption of electric vehicles in Council fleets, and also covers the provision of fleet charging infrastructure, and planning policies related to charging infrastructure.

Australia Briefing

Covid-19: Reclaiming the streets

While global lockdowns and travel bans push people to explore the value of their local outdoor spaces, pressure mounts on pedestrian infrastructure. LGIU’s Alice Creasy explores how citizens and governments are making space for people in urban environments, and reflects on the future of transport in a post-covid world.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog

The Circular Economy: a new life for waste and a new economic model

This briefing introduces the circular economy, a term often mentioned but possibly poorly understood, as an economic concept – followed by a discussion of the opportunities for local governments to participate in, and lead, changes towards achieving a circular economy.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Briefing With case study
Members & Global Local

How can we make urban planning work for women?

Rapid urbanisation is a global phenomenon, and more women than ever are choosing to take the plunge and move to large towns and cities. These urban spaces have some of the most diverse populations and are supposed to be built for all of us – but they are not built by all of us.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing

Brisbane’s Green Bridges: Quantifying the benefits of active transport

Brisbane City Council has committed to five new ‘green bridges’ across the Brisbane River, over the next four years, designed for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport only. Using these examples, this briefing looks at quantifying the benefits of an active transport investment to assist decision-making when it comes to investing.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing With case study

Road Safety Trust: 2020 grant programme

The Road Safety Trust in the UK have launched their 2020 grant programme and organisations including local authorities can bid for money for their projects. CEO Sally Lines outlines the theme for the 2020 programme.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog

High Speed Rail update – Spring 2020

This briefing reports on key developments on HS2 since July 2019, focusing particularly on the National Audit Office report published in January 2020, the Oakervee Review published in February 2020 and the UK Government’s decision to go ahead with the project.

England & Wales Briefing

Rural bus services

This briefing looks at rural buses and what was promised by the Conservative Party in the 2019 General Election to support the bus network outside cities and metropolitan areas.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Game of drones: will councils need air traffic control departments in the future?

 As drones move from disruption to disruptive technology, how can councils gain from unmanned aircraft? What savings can they make? What steps do they need to take to get their implementation right whilst maintaining public confidence and safety? And will they need to employ air traffic controllers?

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing

Electric vehicles, environmental sustainability, and everyday life

Richard Kerley writes on the changes that individuals may have to make to address environmental issues if complex, satisfactory solutions are to be achieved, considering a shift to increased electric car usage to illustrate his point.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog