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They are the ordinary places thousands of us use every day. Most of us don’t give them a second thought. But without them we couldn’t get to work, visit family and friends, or be the first to get to the sales!

Walking is the universal transport mode. It is a mode of travel in its own right and a recreational activity; often both at the same time. Walking is also an essential component of many public transport and even car journeys, so even if the journeys we make are not purely ‘walking journeys’ walking is very much part of our everyday lives.

Whilst the private sector is often the driving force behind public transport and public realm investments such as Crossrail, the Northern Line extension and Granary Square, cycle infrastructure is still treated with scepticism by developers, who try to avoid building it, as they do not see any added value. Public support for cycling has also been mixed, with vociferous supporters and opponents.

The article below was first published in the 10 May edition of Rail Magazine www.railmagazine.com

MaaS Appeal: The Business Case for Mobility Services

Andrew Pickford, Director of Infrastructure and Transport Advisory Services, MVA Hong Kong Ltd and Martin Higgitt, Market Director Sustainable Travel and Transport, SYSTRA Ltd

Currently, for a traditional tramway, the driving concept is the drive-on-sight operational procedure. The driver is responsible for controlling and adapting the tram’s speed in line with wayside signals and the limitations of the surrounding environment to ensure safe tram separation from other trams, vehicles and pedestrians.

A Peer Review on Fares Reform by Fitsum Teklu, Associate Director, SYSTRA.  A version of this article was first published in the April edition of Rail Review magazine.

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