Designing better space and health

Designing better space and health

Better, Safer Communities: the contribution from street design 6 October 2010 Royal Society of Medicine, One Wimpole Street, London Over the last few years, there has been considerable professional, political and media interest in new approaches to street design. Shared space, de-cluttering, the naked street and simplified streetscape are all terms in common use. A key theme is the extent to which it is possible through the use of these […]

July 2010

July 2010

Transport Select Committee Louise Ellman MP has been elected, unopposed, as Chair of the Transport Select Committee. For the first time MPs voted for the chairmen of the various Commons select committees. The ballot was counted under the alternative vote system – the same as that to be offered to the British public in a referendum by the coalition government. The Conservatives and Labour parties have already held elections for […]

May 2010

May 2010

General Election Following the General Election held on Thursday 6 May which resulted in a Hung Parliament, the Westminster Parliament now has a Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government. Philip Hammond MP has been appointed the new Secretary of State for Transport. Mr Hammond has been MP for Runnymede and Weybridge since 1997. PACTS will have information on the website about other Transport ministers once it is available. Robert Gifford, Executive Director […]

March 2010

March 2010

Transport Select Committee On Wednesday 24 February the Transport Committee held Transport Questions with the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Lord Adonis. The Committee asked questions on topics including; unadopted roads, Active Travel Management, the Strategic Road Network, Network Rail and Toyota. Lord Adonis answers questions on transport by the Lords In a new initiative on 14 January, Secretary of State for Transport, Lord Adonis, was asked […]

January 2010

January 2010

Forthcoming Parliamentary Questions in the House of Lords • Use of hand-held mobile telephones by drivers – Viscount Tenby,  Thursday 14 January 2010 • Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport – Lord Adonis, Thursday 14 January 2010 • Making roads safer for cyclists – Viscount Falkland, Thursday 21 January • Speed cameras – Lord Trimble, Thursday 28 January • Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport – Lord Adonis, Thursday 4 February […]