Published today, 7,800 UK-strong engineering consultancy, WSP, responds to the Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy from Department for Transport:

Rachel Skinner, Executive Director and UK Head of Transport, WSP

“We would wholeheartedly agree that the creation of urban mobility zones offer some of the best potential to create visible, positive change that makes the best of a new transport strategy and 

technologies to create better places where many of us will choose to live, work and socialise in the future.”

“The concept of focusing on a specific zone is one that we’ve advocated over the past few years and allows forward thinking local authorities such as Birmingham to give people a high quality transport solution at their front door”. 


Giles Perkins, WSPs Head of Future Mobility

“Today the government clearly recognised the potential that Future Mobility has in creating better places, improved lives and better access to opportunities. Making transport easier for all is essential and the strategy has the potential to improve choice, reduce barriers and provide equity.

The Future of Urban Mobility zones provide a unique opportunity to deliver game-changing mobility, at scale, kick-starting what could be the biggest change transportation has seen for decades. WSP is committed to continue helping DfT and urban local authorities up and down the country drive forward this agenda”.


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Notes to editors

View the full report, Future of mobility: Urban Strategy

About WSP

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services.

With 7,800 talented people in the UK and more than 48,000 globally, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. WSP has been involved in many high-profile UK projects including the Shard, Crossrail, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Manchester Metrolink, M1 Smart Motorway, the re-development of London Bridge Station, and the London Olympic & Paralympic Route Network.