March 18 2015
Wandsworth Council has revealed four shortlisted bridge designs to make it to the second stage of scrutiny in the Nine Elms to Pimlico pedestrian and cycle crossing competition.A total of 74 entries were submitted and the finalists were “unanimously selected” by the jury panel. Two of the shortlisted entries are led by Ove Arup & Partners, with one each submitted by Buro Happold and Bystrup Architecture Design & Engineering.Each shortlisted team will now develop their initial ideas into detailed designs and a winner is expected to be announced this autumn.A new bridge would require planning permission before it could be built, but the scheme has the support of the Mayor of London. A Transport for London study concluded that the bridge has a strong business case and a £26M contribution has been identified from the development of Nine Elms.Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia said: “The quality of the submissions went beyond our best expectations and the interest this competition has generated across London has been tremendous.“Congratulations to our shortlisted teams and I look forward to seeing their initial ideas developed further. The devil will be in the detail and the next stage will show us whether these four highly skilled and innovative design teams can meet the complex challenges this project presents.”To read what some local people think about the idea of a new bridge between Nine Elms and Pimlico, see page 11 of Transportation Professional’s March issue.(Images top to bottom: • Buro Happold with Marks Barfield Architects, J&L Gibbons Landscape Architects and Gardiner & Theobald; • Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering with Robin Snell & Partners, Sven Ole Hansen ApS, Aarsleff and ÅF Lighting; • Ove Arup & Partners with AL_A, Gross Max, Equals Consulting and Movement Strategies; • Ove Arup & Partners Hopkins Architects and Grant Associates)
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May 14 2015
CIHT welcomes the potential opportunity for transport to be given a greater strategic focus through the Cities Devolution Bill as giving greater prominence to transport can unlock wider benefits. Transport offers economic, social and health benefits, particularly in congested urban situations. Cycling and walking need to feature prominently in discussions about transport decision making, investment and management in city regions.
May 20 2015
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CIHT Awards 2015 entries open
January 28 2015
Commons agrees to Infrastructure Bill cycling amendment
February 11 2015
February 13 2015
New Issue of Transportation Professional Available
February 26 2015
£3 million mapping project to transform road improvements and maintenance
February 25 2015
Designs showcased for new London river crossing
Further maintenance required at reopened Bath Bridge
Call for more public involvement with infrastructure planning
February 24 2015
Professor Glen Lyons, CIHT Council Member, from the University of West of England secured a secondment to the New Zealand Ministry of Transport. In this podcast Glen outlines the scope of the project: “the real challenge was to combine how transport might develop with how society itself might develop…we are fundamentally embracing uncertainty”.
March 2 2015
London Cycle Design Standards
March 4 2015
Forth Bridge's 125 years of service celebrated
Funding for city cycle projects announced by Government
March 6 2015
Motoring of the Future
March 10 2015
Call for a National Transport Strategy at CIHT Annual Conference
March 11 2015
National Conference calls for greater devolution
Safety first for Traffex exhibition
Train services to resume after Harbury Tunnel landslip
Rail lines drawn to aid London growth
March 18 2015
Hopes that Easter rail works run smoothly
Committee calls for action over new Thames crossing
March 20 2015
Northern Transport Strategy
March 26 2015
ALARM survey highlights concerns over the state of the local road network
April 1 2015
Highways England, the government-owned company which will deliver the largest investment in England’s major roads in a generation, officially launched today.
April 8 2015
April 10 2015
April issue of Transportation Professional Available.
April 15 2015
April 21 2015
CIHT has released the latest in a range of guidelines as an update to the 'Transport in the Urban Environment' publication.The new guidance explore the latest developments around walking and the development of successful places in the urban environment.
April 29 2015
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May 11 2015
Transport Minister Announcement
May 13 2015
May 25 2015
North Eastern Branch Newsletter - Issue 11 (May 2015)
June 10 2015
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June 4 2015
CIHT has released the latest in a range of guidelines as an update to the 'Transport in the Urban Environment' publication.
The new guidance ‘Involving the Public and Other Stakeholders’ encourages and enables transportation practitioners to engage more effectively with those who stand to be most directly affected by the work they undertake
June 11 2015
Ministers from the Department for Transport answered oral questions in the Commons on 11 June.
June 12 2015
Highways England have brought together a panel of experts to encourage excellence in road design.
June 19 2015
The June 2015 issue of Transportation Professional is now available for members of CIHT to view.
June 17 2015
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July 17 2015
July/August issue of Transportation Professional Available.
Ministers from the Department for Transport answered oral questions in the Commons on 16 July.
Fixing the foundations: commentary
July 29 2015
July 31 2015
CIHT has an opportunity to put forward the thoughts and representations of its membership suggesting ideas for policies or reforms for inclusion in the Spending Review.
August 6 2015
Transport can have a positive impact on the local economy, although the role of transport in stimulating growth is not as clear-cut as assumed by many decision makers is not as clear-cut assumed by many decision makers. This is the conclusion from a report produced by the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth.
NE&C 2015 Awards - promotion and entry guidelines
August 12 2015
The National Audit Office (NAO) have recently published ‘A short guide to the Department for Transport’.