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Opinion: A crisis of credibility in infrastructure appraisal

Opinion: A crisis of credibility in infrastructure appraisal

Appraisal on infrastructure projects in the UK and Australia gives cause for concern for a number of reasons, writes Tim Williams.

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Advice: Promoting bus use in new settlements

Advice: Promoting bus use in new settlements

Simple road layouts, quite dense development and well-designed stops are important for successful bus provision in new settlements, finds Ben Kochan.

Advice: Providing for buses in city centres

Advice: Providing for buses in city centres

Bus services can be successfully integrated into town and city centres. Ben Kochan finds out how.

Opinion: Driverless cars in rudderless cities?

Opinion: Driverless cars in rudderless cities?

Combining autonomous vehicles and good place-making is not going to be easy.

Need to know: Government commits to HS2 for regional boost

Need to know: Government commits to HS2 for regional boost

Construction of the first phase of the planned High Speed 2 rail link will start next year, and second phase route will be announced soon.

Advice: Promoting cycling in new settlements

Advice: Promoting cycling in new settlements

Cycling can be encouraged by taking it into consideration when designing new neighbourhoods and homes, writes Ben Kochan.

Advice: Promoting cycling to reduce congestion

Advice: Promoting cycling to reduce congestion

An integrated network of cycle routes can help take cars off the road and improve access to employment, finds Ben Kochan.

Advice: Breaking through ring roads for town centre expansion

Advice: Breaking through ring roads for town centre expansion

New links across ring roads can create more pedestrian friendly routes, and help town and city centres expand, finds Ben Kochan.

Advice: Planning for schools in new settlements

Advice: Planning for schools in new settlements

Masterplans for new housing schemes need to look at existing demand for local school places when considering education provision, finds Ben Kochan.

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