Professor Phil Goodwin was appointed FIT Senior Fellow in 2020, with Professor John Whitelegg, on the theme of transport and climate change.

Phil and John will work on separate agendas of work while collaborating with each other and interested researchers and agencies between 2020-22. Phil plans work on:

  • the carbon effects of past and present roads programmes aimed at developing a net zero complaint sustainable roads strategy;
  • road space reallocation arising out of coronavirus pandemic; and
  • a technical and evidence base for local authorities and activist campaigns, both in support of sustainable policies and against unsustainable ones. 

Phil Goodwin, BSc (Econ), PhD (Civ. Eng.), FCILT, FCIHT, MTPA, is Emeritus Professor of Transport Policy at UCL and UWE. He was formerly a transport economist at the Greater London Council, director of the Oxford University Transport Studies Unit, a member of SACTRA, Chair of the panel of advisors for the 1998 Transport White Paper, a non-executive director of the Port of Dover, and Professor of Transport Policy at UCL and UWE.

He is a noted author on topics of induced and ‘evaporating’ traffic, travel demand, and transport policy. He is currently working on problems of the way in which carbon is treated in the appraisal of transport projects.

Selected publications

Goodwin, P, Hallett S, Kenny F, Stokes G (1991) Transport: The New Realism Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford 

Goodwin P (1999) Transformation of transport policy in Great Britain, Transportation Research A 33(1999) 655-699

Cairns S, Sloman L, Newson C, Anable J, Kirkbride A, Goodwin P (2004) Smarter choices: changing the way we travel, Department for Transport,

Cairns, S, Hass-Klau, C and Goodwin, P (1998) Traffic impact of highway capacity reductions. Landor Publications

SACTRA (1994) Trunk Roads and the Generation of Traffic, Standing Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Assessment Department of Transport, HMSO London

Goodwin P (2012) Peak Travel, Peak Car and the Future of Mobility: Evidence, Unresolved Issues, Policy Implications, and a Research Agenda ITF/OECD Paris

Chatterjee, K., Goodwin, P., Schwanen, T., Clark, B., Jain, J., Melia, S., Middleton, J., Plyushteva, A., Ricci, M., Santos, G. and Stokes, G. (2018). Young People’s Travel – What’s Changed and Why? Review and Analysis. Department for

Goodwin P (2019) The main trends in car use, travel demand and policy thinking, Round Table on Zero Car Growth, OECD/Paris