Bus passenger numbers have been falling for decades, but not everywhere – and the humble bus still accounts for 58% of all public transport journeys.
Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham spoke on the issue of planning around cars at a summit in March.
Buses are a simple, affordable, proven way of allowing really dense use of city centres, which is economically powerful.
England’s recently-created city region combined authorities have improving transport and infrastructure at their hearts and have drawn up ambitious programmes.
Policymakers have to consider the needs of the whole population when it comes to transport, but how well are they doing?
Planners face pressure to make land available for residential use, while delivery companies are finding themselves on the periphery, reports Mark Smulian
Competitive pitches are tiring out those chasing cash injections to support research, but investors still enthusiastically seek the ‘next big thing’
With connected shared cars comes more utilisation and more data that, used properly, can be very powerful.
London Datastore recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Created to make the city’s data widely available, it was one of the first of its kind.
Manchester Metropolitan University is using a telematics-based car club system to book pool cars.
Farmdrop is an ethical grocer supplying sustainably-produced food via an online platform.
Christian Wolmar looks at night-time working as a solution to the freight challenge
Travelling by bus may not be top of the agenda when it comes to planning for a smart future, but to overlook its potential is short-sighted, says Darren Shirley
Christian Wolmar looks at urban consolidation centres as a solution to freight transportation
Christian Wolmar looks at electrification as a solution to the freight challenge
Christian Wolmar looks at cargobikes as a solution to freight transportation
Once you look past the hoopla that surrounds technology such as drone deliveries, going the ‘last mile’ requires stronger political will, says Christian Wolmar
Plans to install pedestrian crossings costing just £300 have stalled. The battle to drop beacons and zig-zag lines could be transformative, says Lisa Hopkinson
Funding reforms and better integration with other forms of transport will help to re-establish the importance of the Great British bus, says Darren Shirley.
Is the tax system supporting the transition to smarter transport solutions or does the current set-up actually hinder their delivery?