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13th November 2015

Increases in oil production and lower projected global demand growth for crude oil have contributed to declines in gas prices, beginning in June 2014 and falling 42% to the lowest point in January 2015. However, the impact of changing fuel prices is not uniform across transportation modes.

Industry insights
Aviation, Highway
North America
12th November 2015

Cycling is rapidly becoming the mode of choice for health and recreational activity; the health and environmental benefits of cycling are well understood and many local authorities are planning sizeable investments to improve cycling facilities within their jurisdictions. However, a question arises about how to target these investments for best returns. Many areas do not have a high cycling mode share, but might have the right mix of people and geography to make cycling an appealing option if certain steps were taken. 

Industry insights
Cycling
North America
9th November 2015

Steer Davies Gleave trained the University of Washington’s (UW) Transportation Services team in Motivational Interviewing (MI), a behavior change technique we have been using to reduce&nbcar reliance in cities. 'MI' is a person-centered style of communication which aims to empower people to find their own reasons for change. 

This led UW to incorporate MI into their own pioneering transportation demand management program, the ‘Commute Concierge’, which provides individualized assistance to commuters through a single point of contact in the team. 

Press releases
North America
6th November 2015

Steer Davies Gleave is pleased to announce the appointment of Alasdair Dawson as an Associate. Alasdair is an experienced program manager with extensive international expertise in transportation and energy projects. He joins Steer Davies Gleave from spending a year at University College London, completing an MSc in infrastructure investment and finance.

Press releases
15th October 2015

We are proud to announce that Steer Davies Gleave is this year’s runner-up for the WTS Employer of the Year award coming second to Transport for London. Sharon Daly, our Head of UK Planning joined the ceremony in London to accept the award.

Founded in 1977, WTS is an international organisation dedicated to the advancement of women in transport. With over 5,000 members - both women and men - WTS continues to help women find opportunity and recognition in the transport industry. 

Press releases
UK & Ireland
15th October 2015

Over the past two years, Steer Davies Gleave has been supporting the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to expand the reach of their iCommute Employer Outreach Program.

Back in late 2013, we were tasked with rethinking the program approach and to develop a renewed strategy for connecting with employers across San Diego County to promote alternatives to drive alone commuting.

The new strategy consists of four key elements:

Industry insights
North America
12th October 2015

Steer Davies Gleave was recently commissioned by the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) to conduct a bicycle and pedestrian study of the Greenway Plaza area of Houston, Texas.

This study will analyze existing cycling and walking conditions in and around Greenway Plaza before providing concept designs of improvements to the urban realm. The aim of the project is to make the Greenway Plaza area more conducive to active modes, to create a sense of place and vibrancy, in turn leading to further economic activity in the area.

Press releases
Cycling, Walking
North America
12th October 2015

Designing and developing an easy to use website that works on a multitude of devices and provides the kind of tools riders expect — trip planning, real time information, rider alerts and ticketing information — can be a headache for many agencies. Over the past three years, Steer Davies Gleave has been working with a number of transit agencies to help them design and develop their next generation user experience for transit information.

Industry insights
Technology
North America
2nd October 2015

Steer Davies Gleave was delighted to receive an award for sustainability and environmental planning from APA Colorado for our recent work in developing an active modes plan for the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG). The Plan was also praised by APA Colorado for its quality and completeness.

Press releases
North America
29th September 2015

Improvements and expansions to rapid transit systems often focus on developing new infrastructure. However, when planning new rapid transit, there is an opportunity to make better use of existing unused or underused legacy infrastructure.

Industry insights
North America

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