Our blog offers commentary, analysis and insights on the latest urban transport debates from our team of experts, as well as our Director’s regular column for Passenger Transport magazine.
"Over the past two decades I have witnessed urban transport policy slowly moving in the right direction," writes Jonathan Bray. "Campaigns take time."
Four ways urban transport will be shaped in 2023
Whilst it is nearly impossible to predict exactly what will happen next year, there are four major trends that look set to shape the urban transport landscape over the coming 12 months, writes Rebecca Fuller.
If you come at King Car, you better not miss
People are increasingly willing to hear the case for car constraint, writes Jonathan Bray, but wishful thinking and factual argument won’t be enough.
We’ve had enough
90% of women have experienced unwanted behaviours on public transport, at least once in their lifetime, according to the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. My own experience, whilst thankfully minor, has stayed with me, despite happening around two decades ago.
Zero emission buses need a bigger plan
"It’s been a long time coming but the bus fleet is decarbonising," writes Jonathan Bray. "This transition needs all key parties to think bigger and act faster."
A fond farewell – reflecting on my time at Urban Transport Group
As October draws to a close, so does my time at Urban Transport Group. So, I’m taking this opportunity to indulge in reflecting on some of my personal highlights of the last six and a half years and to recognise how much the world of transport and urban policy has shifted over that time.
Lessons from the Covid experience
The inquiry into the UK response to Covid is only seeking evidence by invitation. So here’s our Director Jonathan Bray's unsolicited viewpoint...
Lessons we can learn from Scandi cities
Scandinavian cities are the places to go to find out what it takes to be a ‘next level’ city on climate. Here’s what Jonathan Bray learnt in Malmo...