Category Archives: Transport Planning

Property Values and Crossrail

A few years ago Crossrail Ltd commissioned a study into the regeneration benefits of the scheme. Consultants estimated that Crossrail could add £5.5 billion in value to residential and commercial real estate between 2012 and 2021. In May 2013 Andrew … Continue reading

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Robert Reich and Transport

I have been reading Robert Reich’s excellent book “Beyond Outrage” which explains how the how the economy of the United States has developed since the early 1980’s when Ronald Reagan was President. So, you might ask “how is this relevant … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury – Visionary

Yesterday I bought a copy of “Fahrenheit 451” from Foyles at St Pancras Station. On reading the Introduction to this 2008 paperback edition (written by Bradbury in 2003) I was struck by his observations on modern life. It reminded me … Continue reading

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Lessons From Crossrail

The official statistics for Crossrail are certainly impressive: a total ‘funding envelope’ of £14.8 billion; 100km route from Maidenhead and Heathrow to Shenfield and Abbey Wood (via Paddington, Tottenham Court Road, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf); Europe’s largest construction project; … Continue reading

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Changes on the No. 24 London Bus

The 24 London bus serves a 7 mile route between Hampstead Heath and Pimlico (via Camden, Warren Street, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Westminster and Victoria). The 24 is operated by Metroline a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore based ComfortDelGro, one of … Continue reading

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Trends in UK and US Car Ownership and Use

According to Robert Wright, (Financial Times, 23 December 2012), US car manufacturers are worried about the general decline in car use, and in particular the recent reduction in the number of teenagers obtaining driving licences. Alternatives to car use are … Continue reading

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The Humble Zebra

In the late 1940’s, the UK Ministry of Transport commissioned research (undertaken by the Transport Research Laboratory in Wokingham) involving experiments with different road markings at pedestrian crossings to improve visibility. They tested blue and yellow stripes and even red … Continue reading

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