The Traffic Light Tree, Docklands, London. Is it clutter or public art? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (although we think it’s great!) It's been a while since we posted here, but it's nice to do so again on the release of the latest guide in our "Making Streets Better" series. "Clutter Buster"…Read more Clutter Buster
Last week, I was invited by the Graduate & Student arm of the Kent & East Sussex branch of the Institution of Civil Engineers' South-East group to give a talk on the subject of "risk, liability and designers". The slides I used are available to download on the training page of this website. The best…Read more Risk, Liability and Designers
There is a great deal of talk about a future of autonomous vehicles, a connected world and the automation of jobs, but wrestling active travel into our streets will surely need people rather than AI and robots? While great strides have been made in the use of computers for design work (especially laboriously crunching levels)…Read more Blood, Sweat & Tears
Now out as a draft, our latest guide takes a look at the world of kerbs, covering the following themes; The basics, Kerb types, Kerb materials Installation Creative uses of kerbs What's missing Running throughout the document, we provide photographs and diagrams showing how kerbs fit into the street and with an emphasis on…Read more The Joy Of Kerbs
It's been at a relatively gentle pace, but we're in the process of putting the finishing touches to our first home-grown project to develop a training package and guidance for delivering filtered permeability schemes. Thanks to those who have provided feedback, it is very much appreciated. The draft guidance is still available on our Services…Read more Filtered Permeability
OK, it's a headline filled with hubris and hope but it sums up the optimistic engineer lurking inside the more familiar Ranty Highwayman alter-ego (with the emphasis on ego) which has stalked my being since late 2012 when I started blogging about the (still) "topsy turvy world of transport and highways in the UK". Don't worry, The Ranty…Read more To infinity… and beyond!