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Transport Strategy for the South East

2019-11-18T08:11:44+00:00November 18th, 2019|Tags: |

A new body called, Transport for the South East has launched a consultation on improving transport across the region. Their consultation event last Saturday at Gatwick included a wide range of consultees from bus network advocates to Friends of the Earth and Vision Zero (for zero deaths on the roads). Windsor Link's initial view is that the strategy is long on aspiration and short on specifics. It's a good start, however: for example, they propose putting an end to 'predict-and-provide' and building ever-more roads. [...]

Is rail spending balanced between north and south?

2019-08-21T16:40:01+00:00August 19th, 2019|Tags: |

The Infrastructure Projects Authority doesn't think so. Perhaps this is why there’s a Windsor Link in Manchester but as yet no Windsor Link in Windsor. The Windsor Link in Manchester is a relatively cheap missing link in the network that gives rail users new journey opportunities, reduced journey times and improved reliability. Like the nearby Ordsall Chord (pictured), it fixes historical anomalies and it’s been a great success. As HS2's future is cast into doubt, it’s time, however, to ask about the long-term costs [...]