Focus of work
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.
Carbon, the roads programme, and ‘de minimis’ in law
Phil Goodwin, Local Transport Today, 01 April 2021
Taking Grant Shapps’ walking and cycling targets seriously
Phil Goodwin, Local Transport Today, 19 February 2021
New Green Book paves way for shake up of road and transport appraisals
Phil Goodwin, Local Transport Today, 16 December 2020
Social media, disappearing traffic, and social justice
Phil Goodwin, Local Transport Today, 2 October 2020
Road appraisal makes carbon dioxide uniquely insignificant. Why? And what to do about it?
Phil Goodwin, Local Transport Today, 07 August 2020
Transport appraisal and planning in a time of imperatives
Phil Goodwin, Local Transport Today, 15 May 2020
Net Zero requires reappraisal of the road programme: but how?
Phil Goodwin, Local Transport Today, 03 April 2020
Visitors at the museum: glimpses of life during (and after) the car
Local Transport Today, Phil Goodwin, 21 February 2020
Road user charging again? New principles for an old issue
Phil Goodwin, Local Transport Today, 10 January 2020
Transport: The New Realism
Goodwin, P, Hallett S, Kenny F, Stokes G (1991), Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford
Transformation of transport policy in Great Britain
Goodwin P (1999), Transportation Research A 33 (1999) 655-699
Smarter choices: changing the way we travel
Cairns S, Sloman L, Newson C, Anable J, Kirkbride A, Goodwin P (2004), Department for Transport
Traffic impact of highway capacity reductions
Cairns, S, Hass-Klau, C and Goodwin, P (1998), Traffic impact of highway capacity reductions. Landor Publications
Trunk Roads and the Generation of Traffic
SACTRA (1994), Standing Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Assessment Department of Transport, HMSO London
Peak Travel, Peak Car and the Future of Mobility: Evidence, Unresolved Issues, Policy Implications, and a Research Agenda
Goodwin P (2012), ITF/OECD Paris
Young People’s Travel – What’s Changed and Why? Review and Analysis
Chatterjee, K., Goodwin, P., Schwanen, T., Clark, B., Jain, J., Melia, S., Middleton, J., Plyushteva, A., Ricci, M., Santos, G. and Stokes, G. (2018). Department for Transport
The main trends in car use, travel demand and policy thinking
Goodwin P (2019), Round Table on Zero Car Growth, OECD/Paris
Recent blog posts
FIT hosted its first ever webinar last Wednesday, 27 April, on the topic of Transport Appraisal & Carbon.
Discussion Paper for International Transport Forum discusses the main trends of car use and travel demand.