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Icons for each of the UN's 17 sustainable development goals with ticks against 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, and 16
Posted on: February 1, 2023 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

Transport & the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Post-podcast, I looked again at the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and where transport intersects with them. FIFTEEN is my conclusion. Below the goals are itemised with our reasoning for the influence of transport and some links, where relevant, to further reading or listening. No poverty.Yes. Goal number 1 feels like …

A train travelling quickly at night
Posted on: March 11, 2021 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

Transport perspectives

The 3rd in our series of blogs by Vinita Nawathe Suppliers can either provide what people want; or get people to want what they provide. When it comes to transport, operators and policy makers need to understand who wants to travel where, when and why. But it is also important …

Blurred image of buses moving quickly
Posted on: February 19, 2021 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

Why is public transport important?

The second in our series of guest blogs by Vinita Nawathe A safe, convenient, accessible, integrated public transport system that takes people where they want to go, when they want to go, should be a cornerstone of a “build back better” transport strategy. Transport is an enabler not an end …

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Posted on: February 9, 2021 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

Transport is an enabler

By Vinita Nawathe  Transport is an enabler. There are lots of reasons to move people and things from one place to another; transport solutions come out of understanding what needs moving, where and why.   Solutions that meet needs provide opportunities for different uses. Over millennia more people, more goods and …

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Posted on: May 16, 2020 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0


Shared mobility is without doubt one of the most significant movements in transport, both publicly and privately. Companies like Uber – which generated revenues of $11.27 billion in 2018 – have thoroughly disrupted conventional thinking around vehicle use and ownership, as well as mobility more broadly. And yet the Uber …

Bristol magnified on a road map
Posted on: December 21, 2018 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

Outcomes from Living Lab Experiments in Urban Mobility – MODLE Showcase

How do we deal with a ‘sprawling urban mobility crisis’? How do we deliver attractive, convenient and financially sustainable passenger transport services so that everyone in society can access jobs, healthcare, and – let’s face it – just get out and about for some human interaction? In September 2016 the …

Posted on: December 19, 2018 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

MYFIRSTMILE Trial Opens Eyes to Future Bus Service Innovation

First West of England will be looking at future opportunities to overcome the hurdle of ‘the first mile’ from people’s home to the bus stop following the completion of the trial of MYFIRSTMILE in Bristol on 21st December 2018, a partnership initiative led by technology start up business Esoterix Systems …

Posted on: July 31, 2018 Posted by: Liz Davidson Comments: 0

MYFIRSTMILE in the news

Local Transport Today Bristol Post Bristol Business News First Group Bus and Coach Buyer Route One Coach and Bus Week In South Glos Bishopston Voice!-commuter-service-gets-trial-run-in-westbury-park