Category Archives: World Cities

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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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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Car Sharing – the Commerical Aspects

TED Talks Robin Chase, founder of ZipCar and BuzzCar, talks about peer-to-peer solutions and their relevance to transport.

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Of Talking Heads And Cycle Racks

Full marks to the visionary New York transport authorities who approached former-Talking Head band-leader David Byrne in 2008 to help them lift the profile of cycling in New York.  The New York City Department of Transportation, invited Mr Byrne to … Continue reading

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How to Solve Traffic Jams – Jonas Eliasson

TED Talks

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UK’s First Urban Cable Car

On Thursday 4 October I had the pleasure of travelling on the Emirates Air Line for the first time. Passengers cross the River Thames at heights of 90 metres between two brand new terminals (Emirates Greenwich Peninsula and Emirates Royal … Continue reading

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