Smarter Cambridge Transport

Author - Chris Rand

When is a bus not a bus?

The Mayor has maintained that buses aren't the answer for the Cambridge area, so the consultants have wheeled out something vaguely called a 'metro'.

6 Things To Know About Self-Driving Cars

Most people - and governments - are barely considering the implications of this revolution, but we should be. This is all going to happen much sooner than most of us think.

Should HGVs pay their way in the city?

A charge which would remain affordable to HGV operators could deter unnecessary peak-time movements and raise a substantial amount of money from others.

A walking tube map for Cambridge

The 'Metrominuto' map looks just like an underground map, showing lines of differing colours connecting different points of interest in the city.

Our Streets are for Everyone

When did it first become acceptable for drivers to simply stop and leave their vehicles along one or both sides of the road?

We don’t want Cambridge to be laughed at

We don't want Cambridge to one day be laughed at as the last place in Britain to splash concrete everywhere before breakthroughs in transport technology and organisation solved unpredictable journey times forever...

Let’s make taking the bus more attractive

Twenty years ago, I found myself working in my company’s Manchester office for a week. One morning, the regional sales manager and I had an appointment in the city centre. In our suits and carrying briefcases, we...

Why Community Involvement is Essential

By the time you read this, the City Deal will have rubber-stamped funding for the set-up of neighbourhood parking schemes in Cambridge and beyond. While this policy was being developed, one such scheme was already going...

Let’s make our buses easier to understand

Those who don’t understand public transport don’t use it. Bus operators and local authorities all over the world could help themselves by giving passengers the sort of usability we take for granted on metro...

Delivery Hubs for smarter goods distribution

Sometimes we don’t appreciate what a great example Santa Claus sets. All those presents from his toymakers are gathered together at a single distribution centre. Elves group the deliveries by chimney, and these...

Rebooting the City Deal

[This article has been edited as the event has now passed] The Greater Cambridge City Deal: was there ever an initiative in Cambridge that united so many disparate groups of people against it, for so many different...