3S RECIPE – Smart Shrinkage Solutions: Stoke-on-Trent (UK) Policy Brief #2. Compact connected city

Mykhenko, Vlad and Badyina, Anna (2020) 3S RECIPE – Smart Shrinkage Solutions: Stoke-on-Trent (UK) Policy Brief #2. Compact connected city. Other. University of Oxford.

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Abstract

This policy brief showcases a successful solution to a poor connectivity problem through the construction of an effective transport interchange network in Stoke-on-Trent – a medium-size polycentric industrial city in central England, undergoing fundamental economic restructuring and experiencing an increase in transportation demand. This decade-long project of upgrading two non-primary (non-motorway) roads around the Potteries was completed in 2006. Building on local stakeholders’ knowledge and experience in delivering this solution, this brief shows how a strategic transport interchange can make a shrinking city successful by attractively connecting the areas of work, living, shopping, and leisure. The key lesson learnt is that both external and internal connectivity is critical for making a successful city, and that providing more options for sustainable and active local travel supported by a range of facilities (cycle racks, park and rides, dedicated bus lanes) can enhance the city connectivity.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Other)
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
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Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2020 12:03
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2020 12:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/94965

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