Scheme led planning – tail wagging the dog?

Like in other areas of life, is anything in transport black or white? Or can transport and its associated problems be better described as ranging from translucent to opaque? While many of us within the industry appreciate transport’s complex nature, every man and his dog outside it (and some within!) has their own strong opinions…
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Cycling in harmony….. ‘It’s elementary, my dear Watson’?

When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes. National Bike Week is…
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Strategic Development Zones (SDZs)

The public sector’s role in unlocking regeneration opportunities Of all the challenges facing Western Europe in 2013 and beyond, kick-starting economic growth, and the job creation that goes with it is top of the list. Addressing this challenge requires a multi-faceted approach, and the designation and development of SDZ’s represents a powerful government led policy…
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Transport Insights completes first project!

Transport Insights was commissioned to prepare a transport impact assessment (TIA) for a proposed major residential development on Local Area Plan (LAP) lands in North County Dublin. Our assessment has now concluded, and the TIA was recently submitted to the local authority for consideration.

Design Manual for Urban Roads and Streets – are we culturally ready?

Last month the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, launched the ‘Design Manual for Urban Roads and Streets’. Produced jointly by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government with a multi-disciplinary local authority led team; it illustrates the Irish Government’s commitment to the…
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