Providing a voice for the profession

July 18 2018  

Providing a voice for the profession

CIHT is looking for your views on the Government’s Draft Clean Air Strategy to help formulate the Institution's response.

Policy officer Theo Naidoo says: “The Government was recently taken to court over its lack of action on air pollution and was forced to produce a plan to rapidly lower air pollution limits in key areas. An important part of that plan will involve dealing with the consequences of road transport, especially exhaust, brake and tyre pollutants.”

CIHT is currently putting together its response which will highlight a contradiction between this and other Government plans including Road Investment Strategy 2, Heathrow expansion, and the draft National Planning Policy Framework.

“We will make the case that the Government needs to take advantage of the opportunities that urban design and sustainable transport play in improving air quality,” Theo adds.

CIHT is also responding to amendments to the Bus Services Act which will require bus service operators to provide more audio-visual information to disabled persons. This ties in closely to the technology agenda and debates about whether it is fair to require passengers to own smartphones to access information.

CIHT regularly brings together its members’ views and experiences to respond to legislation, consultations and committees and ensure that the realities of the industry are reflected in law.

Recently it has responded to the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, the draft NPPF, Heathrow Surface Strategy, Highways England’s Road Investment Strategy 2, proposals for a Major Road Network and more.

CIHT welcomes your input and feedback on these or any other consultations to technical@ciht.org.uk

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