Climate Change, Cars & Challenges

In the last three months I have presented at and/or been on panels to discuss transport, covid, the climate emergency and cars. Earlier in March 2021 my Rail Vision for the Cardiff Capital Region was published; this follows Cardiff Council’s Transport White Paper in February 2020 (which I also helped prepare).  To support some further … Continue reading Climate Change, Cars & Challenges

Climate Change, Brexit and The Economy (…and Wales)

I originally wrote this piece in May 2019...so yes events (esp #brexit) have moved on, but I still stand by the substance of my assertions and analysis. If anything the #climateemergency is even more pressing....but given the vacuum of principled political leadership, seemingly less likely to be addressed! I have also covered some of the … Continue reading Climate Change, Brexit and The Economy (…and Wales)

Wales’ Rail Network – The Case for Investment

This short article accompanies the publication of my "Case for Investment" work for Welsh Government in respect of Wales' rail network. It also appeared in the Western Mail on December 12th 2018 "Wales will be getting new trains, but they’ll operate on a “2ndGear Railway” In May this year the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and … Continue reading Wales’ Rail Network – The Case for Investment

South Wales Metro – Critique

In November 2018 I was asked to submit evidence to the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee at the National Assembly for Wales in respect of the procurement of the Wales and Borders Franchise and South Wales Metro by Transport for Wales.    In setting out my view of that process and an assessment of the … Continue reading South Wales Metro – Critique

Metro & Me, October 2018

In October 2018 we (Cardiff University, Arup, IWA, Capital Law) published a collection of essays related to the South Wales Metro to support the Metro and Me event held in Cardiff on 8th October.  Capital Law did the heavy lifting (especially Lowri Gregory) to plan and manage the day.  Thanks to all the speakers and … Continue reading Metro & Me, October 2018

Driverless cars as a service, batteries and urban spaces…

First published in April 2017 by the Institute of Welsh Affairs.  I have made a number of minor updates since that first publication... I also made this short presentation on the subject at a Cynnal Cymru event in July 2017. I also covered similar issues at a Cardiff University Future Transport event in June 2019 … Continue reading Driverless cars as a service, batteries and urban spaces…