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UITP’s Integration of urban planning and public transport Course in Singapore, Feb 2022

Looking forward to delivering a talk on parking policy for UITP's course on Integration of Urban Planning and Public Transport in Singapore in February 2022. For more information about the course and to sign up please use this link: https://www.uitp.org/trainings/integration-of-urban-planning-and-public-transport/
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12 bays of Christmas

Another year another, cold water swimming challenge! Being an avid fan of swimming, on a recent trip on Christmas and New Year to the Channel island of Jersey, my mum and I took part in the 12 bays of Jersey challenge which involved swimming in 12 bays of Jersey in...
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Expo 2020 Recommendations

On a recent trip to Dubai, I was lucky enough to visit the Expo site. After visiting Expo in Milan in 2015, I was intrigued to visit Expo in October 2020, especially after visiting the sustainability pavilion in March 2020. Read on for my recommendations to get the most of...
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Fellowship of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

I was delighted to be awarded fellowship of the Chartered Logistics and Transport in September and celebrated by taking a photo of my certificate on a Chiltern train (as you do). Look forward to attending the events including the annual dinner at the end of November and getting involved in...
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East West Main Line Conference, Oxford – September 2021

It was great to attend Peleton's conference about the progress on East West Main Line today at Oxford Town Hall. This was my second in person event in the same month, what a novelty post pandemic! Meeting people face to face is so much better than Teams. See below for...
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3 takeaways from VRT Conference – Paris September 2021

It was great to attend the Ville Rails & Transport (VRT) conference in sunny Paris last Thursday. This conference hosted in Espace St Martin covered a debate discussing the new entrants to French railway and followed by an awards ceremony rewarding transport best practice in the past year. This was...
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5 Ferries – September 2021

Almost 2 years ago, we tackled the 5 Ferries, an informal cycle route that involves island hopping on the West Coast of Scotland using 5 ferries with some stunning scenery.  Read below for a summary of our 2021 cycle. What is the 5 ferries? A 72.5 mile circular cycle route...
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Social Value for public transport companies

Another month, another blog post on social value along with suggestions of how public transport companies can maximise social value. For a copy of the infographic please download it from here. What is Social Value? The Social Value Act (PPN 06/20) came into force on 1st January 2021, overshadowed by...
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Social Value – The opportunity to do more

You would have been forgiven for missing the Procurement Policy Note  (PPN) 06/20 – taking account of social value in the award of central government contracts. This notice was released in September 2020 and came into effect on 1st January 2021.  Unfortunately, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit meant that...
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When is graffiti art?

When is graffiti art? An answer might be when the artist is one of Time Magazine's People of the Year as Banksy probably the world's most famous grafitti artist. Having worked on several projects to manage graffiti in the transport sector including costing up graffiti removal which is more expensive than...