Topic: Transport and infrastructure

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


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What will 2024 hold for Irish local government policy? Expectations for the year ahead

A year in which we celebrate 125 years of local government in Ireland, 2024 promises key changes in local policy and elections, including a directly elected Mayor. This article overviews the big developments in areas like housing, planning and environment and is a must-read for all in the sector.

Ireland, Northern Ireland Blog-article

Planning your fleet EV transition

Transitioning a vehicle fleet to fully electric is now a matter of when, not if. In this briefing, LGIU Associate Bryce Gatton looks at how to successfully plan a fleet transition to EV.

Australia Briefing

Safe Cycling – advancing road management for cyclist safety

This article explores the Amy Gillett Foundation’s national capability-building program ‘Safe Cycling’, which is aimed at delivering long-term road safety benefits by tangibly improving cycling safety knowledge, resources, and tools.

Australia Blog-article

Second National Infrastructure Assessment and associated challenges

This briefing provides an overview of the National Infrastructure Commission’s Second National Infrastructure Assessment and locates it in the wider infrastructure planning and management landscape. It considers local and regional implications, and particularly potential LA and CA agendas for discussion with the next national government.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland Briefing

England policy round-up: October and November 2023

Our England policy round-up overviews the key policy announcements and publications for local government. October and November saw the King’s speech, a reshuffle and the Autumn Statement. The latest edition features publications on levelling up towns and cities, reform of public finances, a new approach to social security and much more.

England & Wales Briefing

Local Government Performance in Ireland in 2022

This is the latest briefing in our series dealing with the National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC) reports. In this briefing, we will briefly examine the 2022 Local Authority Performance Indicator Report, which was published in September 2023 and was NOAC’s 58th report.

Ireland Briefing

Loosening your belt to cure obesity: Rethinking standard vehicle sizes

Standards Australia is updating the design standard for off-street car parking to accommodate larger vehicles. This article unpacks the revision, including the risks of a car-dominated built form, the role of the Standard in informing decision-making, and the long-term need for consistency. 

Australia Blog-article

Scottish National Islands Plan – a vehicle for transformation?

Reporting on a session between Adele Lidderdale’s, PhD Researcher supported by Institute for Northern Studies, LGIU and Orkney Islands Council, Comhairle nan eilean siar and Shetland Islands Council, this paper provides an island local government insight into whether the Scottish National Islands Plan can provide a vehicle for transformation.

Scotland Blog-article With case study