Victoria Hills, RTPI Chief Executive, congratulated the work of transport planners as the six finalists of the inaugural People’s Award have been announced by the Transport Planning Society (TPS).
The inaugural People’s Award for a local transport planning initiative was launched last year and invited communities to demonstrate how transport planning projects had made a positive impact in their area. The judging panel looked at community schemes that had made a real difference to people’s access to services, quality of life and wellbeing.
Victoria Hills MRTPI, RTPI Chief Executive, who was Chair of TPS 2009-2011 and currently a member of its skills committee, said:
“Congratulations to all the finalists of these awards. The work that transport planners do is vital to ensure the connectivity of communities with essential services and jobs whilst balancing environmental and other issues. I am delighted that these awards recognise the importance of the work of transport planners in the UK.”
Lynda Addison OBE, Chair of the Transport Planning Society, said:
“We’re delighted with the wide range of top-quality entries we received from communities across the UK. It was very hard to reach a final shortlist and the calibre of submissions was excellent. The whole process – from judging to the final winner - sends a positive message to professionals about what is important to communities and best practice in community engagement in transport planning.
“This award recognises the projects and initiatives that have made a genuine contribution to improving people’s accessibility, quality of life and wellbeing and have made such a huge difference to their local communities.”
This year’s finalists are:
- Cycle centres in Broxtowe
- Hackney Community Parklet
- Jaguar Land Rover Solihull Bicycle User Group
- Loch Earn Railway Path
- Sevenoaks Number 8 Bus
- Sevenoaks Vintage Bus
The overall winner will be announced at the Transport Planning Day on 13 November.
More information about the People’s Award and the shorted finalists is here.