Improvement of our infrastructure has been an ongoing government commitment for many years. Recent dedicated infrastructure plans including the creation of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority have given an increased impetus and to some extent, greater accountability to promised programmes and funding.
An area that has attracted the largest amount of government spend is that of transport. Over £100 billion is in the pipeline for transport with the objective of expanding capacity and relieving congestion. It is hoped that improved transport infrastructure will unlock opportunities for regeneration and help development of new housing.
The provision of transport that is efficient, reliable, user friendly and ticks all our sustainability goals is and has been a hard target to achieve. Although cars remain the most prevalent form of transport, with positive strides being made to their efficiency, a quiet revolution has been taking place on our roads.
One of our simplest forms of transport, cycling, is helping to knit our disparate forms of travel together. In this issue we feature public transport in all its guises; train, bus, cycling and a ski lift for good measure.