Here you will find CIHT’s policy briefings and statements, manifesto, proposals and views on key issues affecting the highways and transportation profession and industry.
CIHT provide responses to government inquiries and consultations, calls for evidence and is active in stakeholder engagement.
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CIHT Policy & Technical team have evolved and developed three specialist areas:
These specialist areas will help deliver the business plan of the Learned Society and Technical Strategy Board. This will be done through policy papers, within each respected area, to embed climate action, one of the three over-arching themes of CIHT New Strategy 2022+, within all we do.
CIHT Policy and Technical believe it is essential our work promote initiatives, share knowledge and influence the highways and transportation sector to move to more sustainable forms of transportation at the earliest possible opportunity.
This paper will aim to give a view from the CIHT (and Partnership Network) on the topic of mobility pricing, what it means, what it is, and how to implement it successfully.
The CIHT has previously stated it’s view in favour of Road Pricing, but with the landscape changing, it is now appropriate to view this in a holistic manner – including multiple modes in the discussion around pricing – and will outline recommendations to Government on what needs to happen to enable future change on the highways.
This piece will also look to get a range of views from the CIHT partners network, showcasing their work in this area around set objectives. The paper will highlight the challenges that highway professionals face when deciding how to effectively implement a mobility pricing strategy, balancing both public and political opinion.
There is a need to shift in the way we invest, design and think about infrastructure. The IPPC report (28th Feb, 2022), urges a focus on climate resilient development and highlights that grey infrastructure misses the opportunity to provide services while also enhancing eco-systems.
Green-Blue Infrastructure (GBI) delivers quality of life and environmental benefits to deliver ecosystem services (such as improved air quality, biodiversity, water quality, flood resilience and more) for communities. Implementing GBI within the highway network can tackle the current climate crisis, while taking action to support green, resilient, accessible places and healthier transport.
This paper will explore the challenges and opportunities for GBI implementation for local highway and planning authorities and others, while highlighting and guiding the sector on GBI policy and practice.
With evidence, collected through a survey, expert interviews and case studies, recommendations will be formed on whether there are gaps that need further exploration to equip the sector with the necessary tools and skills to succeed and suggest avenues for further work.
Transportation, namely road surface transport, is the single greatest source of pollution (accounting for 27 percent). Switching from petrol and diesel vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) is critical for lowering emissions and achieving net zero.
The magnitude of the transition to EVs – which will need the creation of an entirely new network – should not be underestimated.
CIHT will be publishing an in-depth policy piece that aims to understand the significant challenges of EV infrastructure on the national grid, walking, wheeling and cycling. Due to charging infrastructure on footpaths.
The policy piece will provide recommendations to local and national governments, including devolved administrations. Moreover, case studies based on pilot projects with local governments will provide particular examples and lessons learnt from developing EV charging points.
Lastly, expert semi-structured interviews comprised of open-ended questions put to stakeholders and experts involved in the development of these technical standards will identify the gaps in evidence required to assist local government officials.
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Here you will find analysis and comment from CIHT on relevant announcements from HM Treasury.