How will global megatrends impact the future of highways?
Looking ahead, highways and transport infrastructure will face increasing pressures and impacts from a range of issues including changing weather patterns, population growth, capacity constraints, shortages of land and capital, and rapidly changing technologies that outstrip the pace of new infrastructure development. Changing travel behaviours will also have a significant impact on transport solutions in the decades to come.
The thought-piece takes a user perspective, bringing future scenarios to life with fictional user journeys. It also highlights present day innovations from around the world, including work Arup is leading, from wireless charging of electric buses in Milton Keynes to consolidation centres for electric freight vehicles in London.