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2015-10-15 08.41.53-2 v1.2Transport Insights has produced a note providing advice on the key elements of a successful transport strategy.  These strategies are generally commissioned by central, regional or local government, and form part of a structured planning framework, to inform policy – in particular spatial/ land use and economic development plans or social inclusion initiatives, and/ or development of capital investment programmes.

As such, maximising the effectiveness of a transport strategy and setting it in the wider land use planning context, while ensuring its deliverability are of the utmost importance – these represent the strategy’s critical success factors. 

The advice note can be found here.


Traffic BlurredTransport Insights has produced a note providing advice to developers and their advisors in determining the likely transport implications and inputs to the planning stage of development.  It should be read alongside Transport Insights’ Site Selection and Feasibility Advice Note.

To minimise the risk from transport factors at the planning stage, and ensure the development proposal maximises the site potential, it is helpful to understand broad transport considerations at the earliest stage of development planning, before determining the focus of any further traffic and transport analysis and advice.

The advice note can be found here.


GDA Draft Transport StrategyThe Government’s announcement of a new Medium Term Capital Investment Plan[1] comes hard on the heels of the NTA’s recently announced development of a new Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area (GDA)[2]. So, do these initiatives matter?  In a word, YES!  So what’s their significance for the regional economy, and in particular, for the development planning sector?

First a bit of history!

NTA’s current Draft Transport Strategy[3] was published in June 2011 at a time of major economic and political uncertainty:- the EU-IMF Programme commenced in November 2010, and a general election was held in February 2011.  Later that year, in November 2011, the current Government announced the National Capital Investment Framework 2012-2016, leading to the deferral (as expected by many in the industry) of key elements of NTA’s Strategy, namely Metro North and DART Underground schemes.