Think tank suggests seven ways British cities could increase public transport use

The number of people taking public transport to work in the UK’s large cities lags well behind European counterparts and getting up to speed with Europe will require doubling the number of regular commuters using a bus, train or tram. That’s according to Centre for Cities, a think tank dedicated to improving the economies of […]

New report recommends buses in Wales should be exempt from 20mph default speed limit

A new report has recommended that buses in Wales’ cities should be exempt from the 20mph default speed limit in order to make public transport more competitive compared to driving a car. The ‘Fare outcomes – Understanding Transport in Wales’s Cities’ report form the Centre for Cities looked at the Welsh Government’s goal 45% of journeys being made by […]

Fare outcomes: Understanding transport in Wales’s cities

Centre for Cities in partnership with TUC Wales has shown how increasing public transport use in Wales will help Welsh Government boost economic growth and reach net zero. The report says city transport connectivity has become a prominent topic in the UK policy debate in recent years. Public transport has been seen as a lever to […]

Comment: Covid-19 must not distort what transport policy needs to achieve

By Paul Swinney, Centre for Cities Policy decisions around public transport should be based on where we need to be, not to where we were pre covid-19. Will we return to pre-covid levels of activity? Be it office working, high street footfall or public transport usage, it’s a question that has implications for how much […]

Homeworking must not put us off projects like Crossrail

By Andrew Carter, Centre for Cities The pandemic has changed the traditional commute but infrastructure schemes will still be key to getting people out of their cars and onto public transport. Crossrail – or the Elizabeth Line to give it its formal name – opened to much fanfare on May 24th.  In addition to the […]


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