Delivering the UK's Road Network

Author: Andreas Markides Posted: 13 July 2017

I chaired the morning session of this one-day conference which was organised by Waterfront, in London. The conference debated the recent announcement from Government about its Road Investment Strategy (RIS) which aims to deliver much-needed infrastructure. The conference also considered how we might manage traffic demand in the future by either road pricing or new concepts such as that of Spitsmijden from Holland. 

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Did you know…

Eddington is the University of Cambridge’s ‘’exemplary sustainable community’’ on the NW edge of the city. When fully developed by 2027, it will provide 3,000 homes and 2,000 student bedrooms.
 
The greenest aspect of Eddington is that car travel(and even owning a car) is strongly discouraged. Every new resident has a meeting with a travel planner who advises on alternatives to driving.
 
There is only one parking space for every four or five flats reserved for university staff, who will occupy half the 3,000 homes. Renting a parking space costs £85/month and only a handful of the first hundred residents have so far bought a car.
 
Even the luxury homes have no driveways and visitors arriving by car will have to pay for parking if they stay more than 90 minutes. A total of 12,000 bike spaces will be provided for a development of 8,500 residents.
 
Source: The Times, SEPT 2017