Apply the grey matter and you’ll find good transport links won’t necessarily cost the earth. It’s all about ‘intelligent mobility’, explains Dave Wright In times of public sector cut backs there are many difficult decisions to be made by regional development and regeneration professionals as to where funding is prioritised. Transport has a significant role to play in economic growth on both a national and local level and must remain a core priority. With more people now mobile, the UK’s transport networks need to remain efficient and cost effective while working towards our national targets for carbon reduction. For regeneration professionals, getting people to and from work and goods to market cost-effectively, efficiently and with minimum disruption will improve the competitiveness of a location and help to attract further investment in the local economy. Creating a more efficient transport system which is fit for purpose does not necessarily involve large … (To read the full article, subscribe below)
Dave Wright is director of strategic developments at Coventry University.
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