There are many transport planners who end up in the profession and wonder how they got there. But there are also transport planners who chose the profession deliberately.
What inspired me to become a transport planner?
I am one of the latter. And before you ask, I wasn’t obsessed with train sets as a child. I was never taken train-spotting or to a heritage bus rally, and I didn’t even have any family or friends working in transport. But I think I know the reason. I was a child in Scotland in the 1980s. I witnessed the decline of reliable public transport options, and the relatively quiet streets I could cycle on rapidly disappearing under the weight of rapid car growth.
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