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18th February 2010

Physical activity is a fundamental means of improving physical and mental health. It reduces the risks of many diseases and benefits society by increasing social interaction and community engagement. Unfortunately, over half the population of Europe is not active enough to meet EU health recommendations, and the trend is towards less activity, not more. Encouragingly, in a recent survey within local government, 89% of respondents agreed that transport planning has a responsibility to promote health.

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Health
12th February 2010

Alan Jones is project director of the Edmonton LRT Expansion Plan. Alberta’s capital has developed a City Vision for a more sustainable, compact future. The LRT expansion plan is central to the Vision, linking transit and transit-oriented development.

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Can transit transform a city? - article

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LRT
North America
3rd February 2010

Edmonton was a North American transit leader in the 1970’s when it was the first city to introduce modern light rail. The system has continued to expand but now, with new technologies and a recognized need for better integration of transportation and land use, a need for a new way of planning the city’s LRT expansion is essential.

Industry insights
North America
3rd February 2010

In April 2009, the Obama administration released its strategic plan for high-speed rail (HSR) in the US. This is the first time that the US government has made money available for a nationwide high-speed passenger rail program; the budget for this purpose has gone from $0 to over $8 billion in two years

Industry insights
North America
1st January 2010

Dundee City Council has recently launched their interactive 'Travel Active' website to encourage the general public to become more active.

This innovative website allows visitors to sign up to become Travel Active members, where they can keep a travel diary and set themselves active challenges. By recording the daily cycle and walking activities of each person, users can follow their progress graphically, set challenges for themselves and also invite their friends to join in through a Facebook-style interface.

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UK & Ireland
16th December 2009

Interchange Best Practice Guidelines Update 2009

Transport for London’s Interchange Best Practice Guidelines, 2009 – written and produced by Steer Davies Gleave – were launched by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and Minister for London, Tessa Jowell, at the official opening of the new Northern ticket hall at King’s Cross St Pancras Underground Station on Sunday 29th November 2009.

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UK & Ireland
14th December 2009

A group of 25 delegates from transport departments and district bureaus in Chongqing, China recently visited Steer Davies Gleave to learn about public transport in the UK.

Chongqing is a major city in central-western China and home to 5 million people. Due to high growth, Chongqing’s transport authority wanted to review how they manage public transport in their growing city. The purpose of the delegate’s visit was to find out more about how public transport is organised and managed in the UK.

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1st December 2009

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and Minister for London, Tessa Jowell, officially opened the brand new, state-of-the-art Northern ticket hall at King’s Cross St Pancras Underground Station on Sunday 29th November. The new ticket hall will provide a big increase in capacity, cutting congestion and improving accessibility.

The opening of the the ticket hall coincides with the publication of TfL's Interchange Best Practice Guidelines, which seek to improve the quality of planning, design, and operation of public transport interchanges.

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UK & Ireland
14th November 2009

The ‘Learn about Operational Research’ video featuring Steer Davies Gleave’s Danielle Czauderna talking about the Emirates Stadium project, was recently awarded the Institute of Videography’s prestigious Best Corporate Video prize for 2009. It was selected for the top prize from a field of over 100 entrants.

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