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Opinion: South Wales needs a long term plan for transport infrastructure

Opinion: South Wales needs a long term plan for transport infrastructure

The Welsh government's decision to drop plans for a relief road around Newport is sound, but South Wales still needs transport infrastructure and ways to fund it, says Tim Williams.

 

Analysis: Tackling urban air pollution

Analysis: Tackling urban air pollution

Some cities are looking to congestion charging to limit air pollution, but there is also a need to focus on design of the city infrastructure and buildings, finds Josephine Smit.

Advice: Planning flexible car parking space in new housing development

Advice: Planning flexible car parking space in new housing development

Local authority car parking standards need to be applied flexibly as transport habits change and parking areas designed for repurposing as they become redundant, finds Ben Kochan.

Advice: Securing schools as part of major housing schemes

Advice: Securing schools as part of major housing schemes

Providing a school early on in a large housing development can accelerate construction of further phases, but this requires careful planning, finds Ben Kochan.

Advice: Encouraging sustainable travel choices in new housing

Advice: Encouraging sustainable travel choices in new housing

Sustainable travel plans are increasingly required as part of planning applications for major housing schemes, but residents also need to be encouraged to use buses, walk or cycle, finds Ben Kochan.

Advice: Keeping pavements clear for pedestrians

Advice: Keeping pavements clear for pedestrians

Pavements in town and city centres need careful management to ensure they are interesting places, but don't become obstacle courses for pedestrians, finds Ben Kochan.

Opinion: When will they ever learn?

Opinion: When will they ever learn?

Bad transport infrastructure decisions in south Wales are continuing to cost the region dearly, writes Tim Williams.

Need to know: UK must trial low carbon options for home heating

Need to know: UK must trial low carbon options for home heating

First national infrastructure assessment highlights need for community level trials of hydrogen and heat pumps within three years.

Opinion: The needs of suburban motorists drive city road policy

Opinion: The needs of suburban motorists drive city road policy

Walkability has been designed out of Australian cities, and designing it back in needs to start with traffic lights, argues Tim Williams.

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