City Science Shortlisted for CIHT Award for Technology and Innovation

4 May 2023

We are delighted to announce that City Science has been shortlisted for the prestigious CIHT Award under the Technology and Innovation category, for our work on "Optimising Location Planning for Mobility Hub." This is a significant achievement for our team, and we are proud to be recognised for our contributions to transport planning.

Our entry is based on two powerful tools that we developed: the first helps planners to determine the best location for Mobility Hubs based on factors such as accessibility and connectivity, and the second assesses the suitability of a location as a 15-minute neighbourhood based on proximity to essential services. These tools can help the transport planning industry by providing new insights to reduce the dependence on private vehicles and improve quality of life for residents.

Our research team used a rigorous and evidence-based approach to develop these tools, ensuring that our work met the highest quality standards. As a result, we’ve provided a unique and well-communicated solution to the challenges faced in the transportation industry.

The tools have already been successfully used in the assessment of a park and ride site, as well as in evaluating the impact of parking charge increases in a city centre. This has allowed for more informed decision-making processes, and has helped increase the types of transport modes available, including walking and cycling.

City Science CEO Laurence Oakes-Ash comments:

“Being shortlisted for the CIHT Award is a testament to our team's dedication to developing innovative solutions for urban mobility challenges. We are excited to attend the award ceremony, which will take place on 15 June 2023 at the London Hilton Bankside Hotel.”

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