Innovation is essential for the continued success of active travel projects. For example, the WSP team has recent experience in the design of Cycle Optimised Protected Signals (CYCLOPS) junctions, Copenhagen crossings and floating bus stops for the Greater Cambridge Partnership as well as rural greenways for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians.
For Falkirk Council, we used leading-edge virtual consultation rooms, including route visualisations, to gain greater participation and understanding when engaging with local communities in scheme development.
WSP supported the Department for Transport (DfT) in the update of their Active Mode Appraisal Toolkit. The WSP team has developed our innovative tools for carbon appraisals to estimate net carbon impact and we apply the Gender Equality Toolkit in Transport (GET-IT) to help create gender-inclusive transport systems.
The most successful active travel schemes are the ones that receive the most engagement and support from local communities. Working together towards a shared goal of improving access and mobility, making the local environment better, and delivering transformational change is, to me, both challenging but hugely rewarding. I am passionate about growing active travel in Scotland by helping clients implement innovative, high-quality schemes and initiatives that increase the uptake of active travel, improve the public realm for the benefit of local communities and support Net Zero targets.